From the daily archives:

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Week 33: Prat – Ecuador

August 19, 2012

This week, we are giving our regular prat award to Ecuador If I were Julian Assange, I might be worried about the fairness of the trial I would get if I was extradited to the USA over Wikileaks. However, it is difficult to see that there is a similar issue with Sweden, one of the […]

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Week 33: Villain – Kwasi Kwarteng, Priti Patel, Dominic Raab, Chris Skidmore and Elizabeth Truss

August 19, 2012

Oh joy, a new right is emerging out of the 2010 Conservative Parliamentary Party and they are getting ready to share their intellectual insights with us soon. Britannia Unchained – Global Growth and Prosperity is due to be published later this year to coincide with the party conferences but the Evening Standard broke the embargo […]

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#526: 1976, Augustus Pablo, King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown

August 19, 2012

Today is the first day of my two week summer holiday. I’ve escaped the heat wave in London of the last couple of days for cooler climes, in the, er, Cyclades. I’m writing this looking out from my balcony across a picture perfect southern Aegean Sea, with small fishing boats bobbing up and down on […]

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Week 33: Hero – Tony Nicklinson

August 19, 2012

This week’s Hero of the Week award goes to Tony Nicholson. Tony Nicklinson is 58 years old and a father of two. Up until a few years ago, he was a fit and successful businessman who enjoyed a full and active life. Then, tragically, he suffered a massive stroke whilst on a business trip to […]

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USA Journal 2012 #5: Ohio

August 19, 2012

Cincinnati Ohio’s 1st congressional district After travelling by train across the Appalachians, I am now in Ohio.  Like Virginia, it is one of the key states for November’s presidential election. Cincinnati sits in woody hills on the banks of the Ohio River and was founded by veterans of the American Revolution: when George Washington retired […]

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