From the daily archives:

Monday, August 27, 2012

#532: 1977, Neil Young, Like a Hurricane

August 27, 2012

Given where I am at the moment, there were only two songs I could really pick. I’ve already posted one in the past, so over to Neil Young.  Wish me luck…

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USA Journal 2012 #11: Louisiana

August 27, 2012

Baton Rouge Louisiana’s 6th congressional district For the eleventh installment in my journal travelling around the US South in election year, I have reached Louisiana, just as (currently) Tropical Storm Isaac looks to be about to do the same.  Naturally enough, it is the all-encompassing story in the New Orleans Times-Picayune (my favourite US paper […]

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Tories and Blairites Unite: The Strange Story of The Warring Eds

August 27, 2012

Yesterday The Independent carried a column by their regular political columnist and Tony Blair biographer, John Rentoul, entitled ‘Forget Dave and George.  The Real Story is The Two Eds’. Rentoul’s piece is curious indeed.   He first refers to the ONS upgrade of the Q2 GDP figures from -0.7% to  ‘only -0.5%’,  implying that this is […]

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USA Journal 2012 #10: We’re goin’ to Jackson…

August 27, 2012

… look out Jackson town! Jackson Mississippi’s 2nd 3rd congressional district A briefer entry in our journal today, from Mississippi’s capital. Jackson is a weirdly empty place at the weekend, and seems a lot smaller than its 230,000 inhabitants would suggest: walking down the main road in downtown felt post-apocalyptically deserted.  The late, great Johnny […]

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West Midlands Boundary Changes Part 3: The Black Country

August 27, 2012

This is the third in our series looking at the impact of the Boundary Commission’s proposals for parliamentary constituencies. The Commission has grouped all of the West Midlands metropolitan county and Warwickshire together in its review, a total of 34 constituencies currently. This is too much to cover in a single post, so we are […]

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