From the daily archives:

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Week 48: Prat – The Liberal Democrats

December 2, 2012

This Week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to…….. The Liberal Democrats. Not necessarily all the party and all it’s members – there are, many, many of the ordinary, leafletting, canvassing, envelope filling members who are very lovely people who are not at all prats. But, the sad truth for the Lib-Dems is that in […]

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#587: 1963, Buck Owens and the Buckeroos, Act Naturally

December 2, 2012

In our various Country picks, we have had plenty of Outlaw country, a fair bit of alt–country and country rock, Bluegrass, cowpunk and more traditional country as well.  But no Bakersfield Sound, despite a track from Dwight Yoakam. Buck Owens was the father of the Bakersfield Sound, settling in that Californian town after leaving the dustbowl […]

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By-Election Results: Croydon, Middlesbrough and Rotherham

December 2, 2012

Apologies for the delay, but here is our usual round-up on the by-elections that took place on Thursday.  They can pretty much be summed up as great for UKIP, good for Labour, bad for the Tories and calamitous for the Liberal Democrats. Rotherham The most interesting of the three was Rotherham, which saw UKIP’s share […]

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Week 48: Hero – The UN General Assembly

December 2, 2012

For its vote on the admission of Palestine as a non-member State, this Week’s Hero of the Week is the UN General Assembly (or at least those members who voted in favour) On Thursday the UN General Assembly took the historic and long overdue step to grant Palestine non-member status of the United Nations.  This […]

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Are We Returning to a Two Party System?

December 2, 2012

It may seem like an odd question with the two main parties on about 70-75% of the vote between them in the latest opinion polls and with the apparent UKIP surge (up to 13% in the Opinium poll for The Observer today).  It is hardly the 97.8% achieved by Labour and the Tories in the […]

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Week 48: Villain – David Cameron

December 2, 2012

The speed of Cameron’s rejection of key proposals of the Leveson inquiry has earned him our Villain of the Week award. It is twenty years since David Mellor told the press that they were drinking in the Last Chance Saloon before some form of statutory regulation.  Yet this week David Cameron announced a lock-in. Despite […]

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