From the daily archives:

Monday, December 5, 2011

#346:1997, Dwight Yoakam, Train In Vain

December 5, 2011

George East and I are going to see Mick Jones at The Scala on Thursday.  I’m pretty excited and (Spoiler Alert!) it’s odds on that one of us will pick a Clash number later this week as a consequence. So I’ve decided to go for a cover of a Jones song instead. Dwight Yoakam arrived […]

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The Lib-Dems: a lesson in how to shoot yourself in both feet and the head at the same time

December 5, 2011

As I sit at my computer poised to write about the Lib-Dems, I always find myself adopting a facial expression of ‘more in sympathy than in anger’ – well, not any more because the Lib-Dems are no longer worthy of sympathy. Last week, three of their senior Parliamentarians said three things of staggering stupidity: first, […]

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Britain’s Public Debt Problem

December 5, 2011

Krugman has this chart.  It says it all.  UK national debt is at low levels relative to the vast majority of the period since 1830, including when Britain established itself as the workshop of the world.  This is not about public debt or deficits, it is about shrinking the state.   Cameron and Osborne went in […]

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In Praise Of Free Museums

December 5, 2011

Yesterday was a rainy day down our way which always leads to potential anarchy in the North household as young Ryan, Reggie and Theotherone, run amok indoors. So, in a moment of desperation, we decided to take the little fellahs to the recently opened Liverpool Museum on the Albert Dock in Liverpool. I can say […]

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