From the daily archives:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mr East Goes To The Movies: Route Irish

March 22, 2011

  Ken Loach is Britain’s most committed political film maker, having delivered over the last 40 years or so films dealing with amongst other contemporary topics, abortion (Poor Cow), homelessness (Cathy Come Home), dirty tricks in Northern Ireland (Hidden Agenda), conditions on unregulated building sites (Riff Raff), loan sharks (Raining Stones), illegal immigration (Carla’s Song), […]

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Has Merv got the nerve?

March 22, 2011

Today we learned that the UK’s inflation rate hit a 14-month high of 4.4% in February. Perhaps more concerningly, RPI has hit 5.5%, its highest level in almost twenty years. There will be significant pressure on the Bank of England, in particular from the City, to put up interest rates to bring inflation under control.  […]

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#124: 1992, PJ Harvey, Sheela-Na-Gig

March 22, 2011

Not wanting to break the trend of the last few days and connecting to Jackie’s post about the Lib Dems’ prospects in the south west, I thought it was about time that Somerset’s finest, Polly Jean Harvey made an appearance in Songs To Learn and Sing.  At the time of  this, her second single, from […]

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Yemen: The Arab Revolutions Continue

March 22, 2011

With the brutal clampdown on the democracy movement in Bahrain and the need for western intervention to prevent the crushing of the Libyan revolt by an emboldened Colonel Gadaffi, it might have been thought that the extraordinary events that have spread across the Arab world since the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi on 17 December sparked […]

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