From the daily archives:

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

#461: 1968, Dusty Springfield, Son Of A Preacher Man

May 9, 2012

Amazingly. Indeed, inexplicably we are yet to feature Dusty Springfield in our catalogue of wonderfulness. How has that happened! 461 songs have made it onto our pages before one of Dusty’s – we should be thoroughly ashamed! Perhaps it’s because she didn’t write her own stuff, but nor did Aretha Franklin or Elvis for that […]

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An Alternative Queen’s Speech

May 9, 2012

Yes, alright, I know everyone’s doing them – but, here’s mine, based upon the type of stuff I’ve been banging on about since I started writing on these hallowed pages. It is a programme based upon my, admittedly and unashamedly liberal belief in a society that cares for everyone and seeks to nurture everyone’s individual […]

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The Re-Toxification of David Cameron

May 9, 2012

David Cameron was supposed to be a different kind of Tory.  One who had learnt the lessons of three election defeats.  One who knew that Theresa May’s description of the party as the ‘nasty party’ resonated because it was fundamentally true.   He wanted to position himself as the ‘heir to Blair’ and paint Gordon Brown […]

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Is Nick Clegg Clueless, Dishonest or Both?

May 9, 2012

Yesterday’s embarrassing Basildon Tractor Factory Rose Garden 2 Coalition re-launch had two revealing particularly revealing moments: one from each of the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. I’ll write about David Cameron’s moment in a further post, as I want to concentrate first on Nick Clegg. Here is what Nick Clegg said in an attempt […]

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