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Sunday, April 1, 2012

#432: 1987, Jesus and Mary Chain, April Skies

April 1, 2012

Blimey, April 2012. Already.  A bit scary really.  Which brings me to this.  Briefly, back in the mid-1980s the Jesus and Mary Chain were the band to put on your turntable if you wanted to show how hardcore you were.  The one band you could guarantee classmates who were not really into music would struggle […]

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Week 13: Prat – Francis Maude MP

April 1, 2012

This week’s winner of the Allthatsleft Prat of the Week Award is……. Rt Hon. Francis Maude MP. Francis Maude won hands down this week – his advice to the nation to ‘fill a jerrycan with petrol and store it in the garage,’ was just appalling – I mean, what was he thinking: on one level, […]

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Week 13: Hero – John Mann MP

April 1, 2012

This week, our award for the hero of the last seven days goes to the MP for Bassetlaw, John Mann In politics, sometimes it takes only a single short well-chosen question to set off a domino effect of consequences.  We have witnessed that this week, when a single question put to the Chancellor of the […]

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Week 13: Villain – Antonin Scalia

April 1, 2012

This Week’s Villain of the Week is the Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia for his nakedly partisan interventions in the argument on the Affordable Care Act In 1774 John Adams, later the second President of the United States, writing anonymously called for a ‘government of laws, not men’.  This formulation of one of the essentialelements […]

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