From the daily archives:

Thursday, August 9, 2012

By-Election Special: Corby

August 9, 2012

Louise Mensch’s resignation this week creates a tantalising by-election opportunity for Labour. The graph below shows the 2010 result for the Corby constituency. So far this Parliament, there have been seven by-elections, one of which was Belfast West. The other six have all been in Labour-held constituencies (of which they lost Bradford West). This is […]

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#519: 1996, Belle and Sebastian, The Stars of Track and Field

August 9, 2012

The thing I find with choosing a Song To Learn and Sing is sometimes I know exactly what I am going to post when I wake up, other times something will happen in the day which will provide a last minute piece of inspiration and sometimes for whatever reason it will seem right to post […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies: Killer Joe

August 9, 2012

William Friedkin was part of the wave of young American film makers who took Hollywood by storm in the early 1970s.  As the director of both Gene Hackman’s finest moment in the The French Connection and landmark The Exorcist (if you believe Mark Kermode, the greatest film ever made – a judgment incidentally which means […]

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