From the daily archives:

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

London elections part 2: the Assembly

May 2, 2012

Following on from my post earlier this week on the London mayoral race, I am turning to the other part of the GLA elections, for the 25 assembly members.  The map below shows the state of play in 2008 for the 14 constituency members, with the 11 top-up list members shown on the right-hand side. […]

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#457: 2012, Jack White, Hypocritical Kiss

May 2, 2012

We’ve had a bit of a spat. It’s not a new thing this – as a group, back in the day, some of our rows were legendary – I only have to mention Namibian Mineworkers. We’re all in the right in this particular row – we’re just right in our own particular ways. But, like […]

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The Other Elections This Week: Greece

May 2, 2012

As well as the local elections in the UK tomorrow and the all-important French presidential elections on Sunday, this weekend also sees parliamentary elections in Greece.   The elections will, after 6 months, mark the end of the technocratic government of Lucas Papademos, that, at the behest of the Germans, replaced the elected government of Georges […]

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Culture Select Committee, Murdoch and Stupid Tories

May 2, 2012

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee’s damning report into Murdoch and News International made some mightily signifiant findings of fact and some hugely forceful comments about the individuals running the organisation. The ultimate conclusion that Rupert Murdoch is not a fit person to run a business in the UK is about as damning as […]

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