From the daily archives:

Sunday, September 11, 2011

#279: 2009, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, Empire State of Mind

September 11, 2011

For me it goes back to July 1994. And stepping off the subway in Manhattan having convinced myself – for reasons best forgotten and tied up in a rather odd and immature view that to celebrate the obvious was somehow naff – that I should not look up at the Skyscrapers, should not stare at […]

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Ten Years Ago Today…

September 11, 2011

It’s a Tuesday like many others, perhaps with better weather than you might expect for the time of year, but no more unusual than that.  I’ve just wolfed down a pastie for lunch and I’m back working.  Our team’s administrator - a woman with a distinctly odd sense of humour who my boss has recently decided is […]

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9/11 – 10 Years On: A Personal Reflection

September 11, 2011

I was kind of sort of working for a government legal department when the attacks on 11 September 2001 occurred.  It was relatively to what I was paid the easiest work I have ever done – as I have written before I felt at times as if I was the highest earning photocopier in London.    […]

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Week 36: Villains – the British Soldiers who killed Baha Mousa

September 11, 2011

This week’s Villains of the Week are the soldiers identified this week as responsible for the death of an Iraqi hotel worker in Sir William Gage’s report I suspect the timing was not deliberate, but learning the outcome from Sir William Gage’s inquiry into the death of Baha Mousa in Basra back in 2003 was […]

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Week 36: Hero – Barack Obama

September 11, 2011

This Week’s Hero of the Week….is President Barack Obama We live in very strange times.   The economies of all the major western countries are in the tank.  Forecasts of growth are revised ever downwards and unemployment ever upwards.  Many economists are no longer referring to the Great Recession caused by the financial crisis of 2008-9, […]

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Week 36: Prat – Rt. Hon. George Osborne MP

September 11, 2011

And this week’s winner, once again, of Allthatsleft’s Prat of the Week is, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne. He just keeps racking up those awards – I’ve lost count of how many times Gideon has won the prestigious Allthatsleft Villain of the Week, or Prat of the Week – he really is an […]

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