From the daily archives:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

#331: 1998, Shane McGowan & The Popes, What’s Another Year

November 16, 2011

My colleagues George and Ray have been getting all sentimental about AllThatsLeft’s first birthday. Sorry to be a party-pooper, but it all made this song spring to mind. Yes, it’s yet another peerless cover, one that only appeared on Channel 4′s Eurotrashas part of a ‘celebration’ of the Eurovision song contest in 1998. Eurotrash was usually awful: exploitative, […]

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All Thats Left: The First Year (and one day)

November 16, 2011

I didn’t want to be this angry. I don’twant to be this angry. I remember revelling in being angry in my youth when I would go on marches and demonstrations and get very cross about Thatcher and Reagan and The Sun and unemployment and the situation in the Sahel Regions and Central America and nuclear […]

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All That’s Left: The First Year

November 16, 2011

  Yesterday saw this blog reach its first anniversary, which seemed to be a good moment for some reflection about the events of the last year.     Internationally things have been dominated by two seismic series of events: the Arab Spring and the sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone.  There has been a certain irony in […]

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Youth Unemployment Hits 1,000,000: Round Up The Usual Suspects

November 16, 2011

One of the absolute hall marks of a Tory government is high unemployment, as I have written before they follow each other like night follows day.  And before we get into terminological quibbles – let’s be clear we should call the government we have what it is, none of this “Tory-led” nonsense that Labour puts […]

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