From the daily archives:

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

#288: 1993, R.E.M, Everybody Hurts

September 21, 2011

When I was in the sixth form it was really cool to go to a University open day and buying a massive poster of your favourite band. I remember one of my not very close friends coming back from Leeds with a poster of R.E.M – to my abiding shame, I looked at the poster […]

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Lib Dem Conference Special: Clegg Rules Out Entering Coalition With Labour Ever

September 21, 2011

Owing to work commitments I did not get a chance to watch Nick Clegg’s conference speech live.  I read the early media reports and Ray North’s take here at Allthatsleft, which in my view was far too kind.  However, I have only just gone on the Lib Dem party website and read the speech in full.  Unless […]

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Lib Dem Conference Special: Bullshit Detector #2 – The Brave and Inevitable Rightness of Austerity Economics

September 21, 2011

It is repeatedly stated by senior Lib Dems that it is the government’s deficit reduction programme that is the glue that holds the Coalition together.    That it is only the steadfast commitment to George Osborne’s programme of swingeing spending cuts and tax increases that is saving the country from an economic fate worse than death.    […]

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Nick Clegg Speech – Confusing, Depressing and Dull

September 21, 2011

I wanted to be enthused by Nick Clegg’s speech. I wanted to be as rapturous as the party faithful who have this week proved themselves to be Labrador-like in their loyalty to their leader, clapping enthusiastically at every mention of how much of their manifesto has been adopted and how they are true defenders of […]

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