From the daily archives:

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Week 21: Villain – Adrian Beecroft

May 27, 2012

This week’s award for the political villain of the last seven days goes to Adrian Beecroft. Mr Beecroft has already won this award once – when the proposals from his employment law review were first leaked. With the publication this week of the finalised report he is a worthy award winner for a second time. […]

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Week 21: Prat – Jeremy Hunt

May 27, 2012

Our award for the biggest prat of the last week goes to the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, the lambada-dancing Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP Somehow, we have awarded eighty Prat of the Week awards on this blog before Jeremy Hunt picked one up.  But the revelation of the excruciatingly embarrassing texts […]

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Week 21: Hero – Vince Cable MP

May 27, 2012

This week’s winner of the Hero of the Week Award goes to Business Secretary Vince Cable Vince Cable has won the Prat of the Week four times since November 2010 and was also winner of the coveted King of the Valleys in 2010, he has also had various articles written about him on this blog […]

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#471: 2008, Teddy Thompson, In My Arms

May 27, 2012

Wednesday 20 August 2008. Charlottesville, Virginia.  On the patio of the Omni hotel, drinking beer and eating some delicious mini-burger canape thingies. That’s the when, where and what I was doing when I first heard of Teddy Thompson.  A few hours later I’d seen him live, playing this song. George East and I were travelling down the South Atlantic […]

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Who’ll win in a fight between Cameron and Balls?

May 27, 2012

I’ll be honest – I’m developing a bit of a man crush on Ed Balls. There I’ve said it. It’s a new thing for me this – as I’ve never really had much time for him before – I’ve never met him, but, everything I’ve ever heard about him, suggests that he is capable of […]

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