From the daily archives:

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lib Dems: Devon Knows I’m Miserable Now

March 21, 2011

UK Polling Report have flagged up this poll of voting intention in the South West. It would see the Lib Dems wiped out of Devon. And Cornwall. And Dorset, Wiltshire and (pre-1996) Gloucestershire too.  They would be left with Bath, Thornbury & Yate and Yeovil.  The poll by Marketing Means shows the following share of […]

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#123: 1975, Loretta Lynn, The Pill

March 21, 2011

To continue our recent run of female vocalists, I’ve gone back to the Country. Although Loretta Lynn did not identify with feminism in the way that Ari Up did, she did write a number of songs about women’s issues that were a long way from Tammy Wynette’s Stand By Your Man. Lynn was born in […]

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Unemployment Is Never A Price Worth Paying

March 21, 2011

There is a Gilbert and Sullivan song that they used to sing at Lib-Dem conferences with a chorus that goes something like this, Every child that’s born alive, Is born a little liberal or little conservative. Putting aside the suspect rhyming of ‘alive’ and ‘conservative’, the song seems to suggest that there was something almost […]

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