From the daily archives:

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Week 10: Villain – Jeremy Hunt

March 10, 2013

He really is one, isn’t he? This Week’s Villain of the Week is Murdoch buddy and Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt There is something rather underhand and nasty going on at the moment.  It’s may be not too surprising given how right wing this government, but even so it is cynical and disgraceful.  […]

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#639: 1972, Paul Simon, Mother and Child Reunion

March 10, 2013

It may be a little cheesy to post a Mother’s Day song, but here goes. Like my colleague George East, my dad played a key role in helping shape my musical tastes (although like Mr East Sr, my dad didn’t get punk either). My mum, less so.  Yes, she liked Elvis but I had to […]

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Week 10: Hero – Hugo Chavez

March 10, 2013

This week, our regular Hero award goes to the late president of Venezuela, Hugo Rafael Chavez Frias, who died on Tuesday. In 2002, Venezuela looked as if it was travelling down a familiar path in the Americas: a popular leftwing president, re-elected the year before, was overthrown in a right-wing coup, apparently backed by the […]

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Mr East Goes To The Movies 2013: What Richard Did

March 10, 2013

We are nine weeks into the year and work has been so busy that (Berlin Film Festival aside – review to come) I have only seen four new releases.   That is piss poor by my normal frequency of cinema going.  What is worse I haven’t got around to reviewing any of the four films I […]

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Mid Ulster – The Results

March 10, 2013

With all the excitement of last week’s by-election in Eastleigh, this week’s by-election in Mid Ulster has been largely overlooked, at least on this side of the Irish Sea. Whilst perhaps not that surprising, it is a pretty shameful state of affairs.  Of the fifteen by-elections that have taken place in this parliament, this has […]

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