From the daily archives:

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lib Dems in Wales: How Low Could They Go?

March 15, 2011

On Friday, I posted about the latest Welsh assembly poll, which suggested that the Liberal Democrats could be reduced to only 3 seats. Even this, however, could be an optimistic appraisal of their situation. Their regional list polling, at 5%, is low enough to prevent them winning any regional top-up seats under the d’Hondt system.  […]

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#117: 2011, Cage The Elephant, Shake Me Down

March 15, 2011

I don’t know much about Kentucky band Cage The Elephant, but I caught this last week on the telly and liked it. Their new album (their second – three years after their debut) is due out next week, called Thank You, Happy Birthday.  It looks well worth getting hold of. Enjoy.

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NHS Wishful Thinking Over at Labour List

March 15, 2011

In welcome news today the British Medical Association has voted to call upon the government to withdraw its Health and Social Care Bill.   Dr Hamish Meldrum, the head of the BMA described the government’s proposals rightly as ‘dangerous and risky’.   We at Allthatsleft could not agree more and heartily welcome the doctors adopting such strong language.  The […]

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In Praise of the Olympic Games

March 15, 2011

From now until the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games on the 27th July 2012, until its close four weeks later, I am going to endeavour not to mention sponsorship, or venues (less it be in praise of them), or traffic congestion, or ticket prices, or politicians cynically getting involved; I am going to try […]

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AV: Will Someone Please Make The Case

March 15, 2011

We are now a mere 7 weeks away from the referendum on whether First Past The Post should be replaced by the Alternative Vote for Westminster elections, and yet I am still to hear a coherent argument for the new voting system on offer.    In February Andrew Rawnsley in The Observer set out his […]

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Dr Frankenstein Appointed Chief Medical Officer

March 15, 2011

Genius appointment by a Californian hospital as reported by the Santa Clarita Signal – guaranteed to bring you back to life if you die, albeit you may have find you have one or two bolts in you in unusual places.    Love the convenient pronunciation – what is the bet that he has an assistant called […]

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By-election special: Leicester South

March 15, 2011

I posted last week about the pending by-election in Leicester South following Peter Soulsby’s decision to run for the city’s directly elected mayor, and promised a bit more background on the constituency.  First, a map. Leicester’s three constituencies are co-terminous with the city’s boundaries, and are currently all held by Labour.  In contrast, the surrounding […]

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