From the daily archives:

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dib, Dib, Dib, Dob, Dob, Dob – but not for long in the ‘Big Society’

March 17, 2011

Now some might say that the Boy Scouts are the epitomy of the ‘Big Society’ – I mean, they are voluntary, essentially good, aimed at young people, classless and can be set up pretty much anywhere. One might think that David Cameron would do anything he could to encourage them, I suppose that if you […]

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Brian, Boris and the Right To Protest

March 17, 2011

Since 2001, Brian Haw has maintained a peace protest opposite the Palace of Westminster protesting against war and western imperialism.  He has become part of the London landscape and was even named a few years back as one of Time Out’s 50 most influential people in London.  Tony Blair, who apparently was offended by Brian’s […]

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Bahrain’s Wider Significance

March 17, 2011

I wrote the other day about how the Bahraini royal family together with the other authoritarian rulers in the Gulf appeared to be using the distraction of the international community over the events in Japan and the diplomatic mess that is the west’s response to Gadaffi in Libya to crush the uprising that has been […]

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#119: 1966, The Beach Boys, Good Vibrations

March 17, 2011

Sometimes songs just have to be about girls. And if you’re going to write a song about girls, then why not unleash your entire genius and write something that no one has heard the like of before and, though often copied, has never come really close to replicating since. Why not use an upright bass […]

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