From the daily archives:

Sunday, November 6, 2011

#324: 1991, Saint Etienne, Only Love Can Break Your Heart

November 6, 2011

It’s covers week at Allthatsleft and after Welsh Week when I chipped in with a song called Let’s Go Fucking Mental and a song called Your Mother’s Got A Penis, I felt this time I needed to up my game, and, if I say so myself, my first offering of The Wedding Present’s, Let’s Make […]

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Week 44: Villain – Angela Merkel

November 6, 2011

The Winner of This Week’s Villain of the Week is…Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel   There has always been something vaguely reassuring about the presence of Angela Merkel at the pinnacle of European leaders, even if she is from the centre right.   Compared to the raving egomania and populist rabble rousing of Nicolas Sarkozy and the […]

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Week 44: Hero – Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

November 6, 2011

There is, I think, something of the rock and the roll about dear old Rowan Williams – he appeals to me (and I am not one of life’s believers), in a way that few politicians do, because he’s not afraid to speak out and ruffle a few feathers when things need to be said. In […]

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Week 44: Prat – Vince Cable

November 6, 2011

Yet again, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills wins our award for being the biggest prat of the last week. This week saw the latest step on the apparent unstoppable downward velocity of the Rt Hon Vince Cable MP.  Two years ago, he was the go-to economic pundit for Newsnight, so much […]

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Red Rise County? Lancashire Boundary Changes Could Help Labour

November 6, 2011

For my second post looking at the proposed boundary changes for the Parliamentary constituencies in the North West, I’m taking a look at Lancashire, a county with more than its fair share of marginals. Labour had a truly awful election in the Red Rose county last year.  In total, Labour fell from twelve MPs to six in the […]

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