From the daily archives:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

#257: 1986, The Smiths, The Queen Is Dead

August 14, 2011

In his post on Echo & The Bunnymen’s Silver a couple of days ago, Ray North referred to a drunken conversation in which he said that when it came down to it only two bands really mattered: The Clash and The Smiths.  Now I can’t say I remember the conversation in full – but I know […]

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Week 32: Villain(s) – Reece Donavan et al

August 14, 2011

This week’s Villains of the week are…. Reece Donavan and the others who stole goods from Malaysian Student Ashraf Rossli, during the riots. Reece Donavan is a 20 year old unemployed man who hails from Chadwell Heath. We don’t know the identities of those who helped him in his crime. We don’t know if he […]

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Week 32: Prat – David Cameron

August 14, 2011

This week’s Prat Of The Week award goes to the Rt Hon David Cameron MP When I was growing up in the eighties, it was pretty much accepted that most police were Tories and that not being one was like being a Tory miner in South Yorkshire: they might exist but they weren’t going to […]

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Week 32: Hero – Tariq Jahan

August 14, 2011

This week’s Hero of the Week is…Tariq Jahan In a statement, that in itself no doubt caused consternation amongst the more antediluvian elements on the right (and possibly David Starkey), during the parliamentary debate on the riots, Ed Miliband described Tariq Jahan as ‘the true face of Britain’.     I fear that Ed Miliband was being […]

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Off The Rails #7: results from the Ames straw poll

August 14, 2011

I’m staying in Cody, Wyoming, the town founded by Buffalo Bill Cody, and as you can see the big news here this week is that a horse has been killed by a grizzly bear. As I said yesterday, Ames Iowa has been stalked by Mama Grizzly herself, Sarah Palin.  The results are now in from the […]

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