From the daily archives:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Mr East Goes To The Movies: Ides of March

November 21, 2011

I had a few friends around for dinner a couple of Saturdays ago and at one point the subject of this blog came up in conversation.  ‘Mr East not going to the movies any more, then?’, I was asked.   Now the answer to that question is very much so. But the reason I haven’t been […]

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Fantasy Government: Who would be around your Cabinet Table?

November 21, 2011

Right, an hour to spare – let’s have some fun! In a bloodless and rather convivial coup involving, myself and Prince Charles, eight pints of Tsing Tao Lager and a rather agreeable Thai meal – I, Ray North, have been appointed Head of State, with the instruction to form a government of national unity to […]

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Boundary Commission Loses The Plot In Cheshire

November 21, 2011

In recent weeks, I have been posting a series on the impact of the proposed parliamentary boundary changes in the North West.  I’ve covered Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside north of the Mersey to date, leaving Cheshire and the Wirral, the subject of this post.  I’ll follow this all up with a summary post soon so you don’t […]

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#335: 1968, The Band, The Weight

November 21, 2011

Quentin Tarantino once said that he liked regularly to watch Howard Hawks’ brilliant western, Rio Bravo because he enjoyed hanging out with the characters.  The film concerns a motley crew, protecting a town jail from the springing of the brother of the local big wig bad guy, while they await the arrival of the federal marshal.  John Wayne […]

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