From the daily archives:

Friday, August 12, 2011

#255: 1984, Echo and the Bunnymen, Silver

August 12, 2011

What a good challenge laid down by guest contributor and music geek Geoff. In the last few days I have found myself dusting off a few old albums and listening to the all important opening track. One of the conclusions I’ve reached is that CD’s and downloading and the tendency to listen to songs in […]

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Back Of The Net With Ray North: Premier League Preview, Part 2, The Strugglers

August 12, 2011

One of the most fascinating aspects of last season, indeed any season, is the battle against relegation. The cost of relegation from the Premiership is massive and the emotional strain upon managers, players and fans is immense – in short it is the drama that makes us keep watching. Most years the relegation candidates form […]

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London Riots: An Inner City School Teacher’s Perspective

August 12, 2011

by Ms A Like a lot of London teachers, I’m spending part of the summer break thinking about September. New curriculum changes to implement (as ever), updating my lesson resources with a less tired brain, buying stationery. But now I’ve got something else to think about. How are we going to address and respond to […]

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London Riots: Another Take On Causes

August 12, 2011

Martin Kettle writes today in The Guardian that the causes identified for the riots in London (and other English cities) are very much being determined by the political perspective of the person writing.   The left blames poverty, cuts and inequality.  The right blames the breakdown of the family, liberal values and the dependency culture inculcated […]

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London Riots: Now is not the time for Mad Magistrates and Crazy Judges!

August 12, 2011

As a criminal lawyer I’m always reluctant to pass comment on cases that I know nothing about – I leave that to journalists. But in the aftermath of the riots – it’s clear that there are some rather odd things happening in the Courts. Now, the politicians, and in particular the government and, slightly more […]

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