From the daily archives:

Saturday, March 2, 2013

#634: 1970, Led Zeppelin, When The Levee Breaks

March 2, 2013

I wasn’t intending to pick this song tonight, I’m not even sure that it is still covers week, but this is a cover – and a great one. Me and Mrs North have just watched Argo – bloody hell I’m stressed, and I’m not sure what stressed me more: the wonderful suspenseful plot which rendered […]

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Towards an Allthatsleft Manifesto #2: Education

March 2, 2013

I am the father of three boys. By all accounts, their generation will not attain as much as my generation have. Well lads, I’m afraid that my generation are to blame for that. We’ve failed you. We have created a country where, as a result of social, cultural, economic and political failings, basic education has […]

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Scottish Independence Referendum – Where is the substance?

March 2, 2013

The clock is ticking towards probably the most crucial political decision ever faced by Scotland – “Should Scotland be an independent country: yes/no?”. In late 2014, Scotland will decide and will hopefully be influenced by a high standard of debate from both sides. Should we expect a high standard of debate on the independence question? […]

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Eastleigh: the results

March 2, 2013

My colleague Ray North has already given some analysis of how the parties should feel about the outcome of the Eastleigh by-election, but here is look at the results in a bit more detail.  You can find our original profile of the election here. First of all, a comparison of the votes cast at the […]

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