From the daily archives:

Monday, September 12, 2011

#280: 2001, Ryan Adams, New York, New York

September 12, 2011

Yesterday, Ray North rightly posted a topical celebration of New York.  My song today is in a similar vein.  Before we get going, it’s worth stating two things: this isn’t a Sinatra cover and this is by the great Ryan Adams, not Bryan who is unlikely to feature for a good while on Songs to […]

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David Cameron’s Chase Farm Hospital Shame

September 12, 2011

Let’s turn the clock back to October 2007; remember, our new and imperious Prime Minister, Gordon Brown had had an impressive summer and was contemplating calling a snap general election for that November. In stark contrast the Leader of the Opposition, one David Cameron, was looking lightweight and out of his depth, punched out by […]

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Metropolitan Police Commissioner: It Has To Be Sir Hugh Orde

September 12, 2011

Both the BBC and The Guardian are reporting that of the four candidates who have applied for the currently vacant post of Metropolitan Police Commissioner, former Northern Ireland police chief, Sir Hugh Orde has emerged as the favoured candidate after the first two stages of the process.   This is excellent news as he is plainly […]

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