From the daily archives:

Sunday, June 17, 2012

#488: 2008, Vampire Weekend, Walcott

June 17, 2012

This song is not, sadly, a further paeon to the great young Arsenal winger who turned around England’s fortunes on Friday, but it was certainly brought to my mind as a result.  Walcott is my favourite Vampire Weekend song and was the storming encore when I saw them play at the Forum on the tour […]

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Week 24: Hero – Theo Walcott

June 17, 2012

This Week’s Allthatsleft Hero of the Week is Arsenal and England winger Theo Walcott for turning around England’s chances in Euro 2012 in the match against Sweden. Things started well, of course. From Steven Gerrard’s cross, Andy Carroll scored the opener with a classic English centre forward header from such a high position that it […]

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Week 24: Prat – Argyll and Bute Council

June 17, 2012

This week’s prat award goes to the nine-year-old’s-blog-banning Argyll and Bute Council. Ok they didn’t technically ban nine year old Martha Payne’s blog NeverSeconds but Argyll and Bute Council’s decision to stop photography in the school dining hall would have effectively but an end to her site giving reports on her daily school lunch. It is a […]

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Week 24: Villain – Iain Duncan Smith

June 17, 2012

This week, our award for the greatest villain of the last seven days goes to Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith We have heard ad nauseam from the Coalition parties that the deficit is all the fault of the last Labour government rather than the state of the world economy or the recklessness of the financial […]

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