From the daily archives:

Monday, March 11, 2013

Food, Inglorious Food

March 11, 2013

As the old saying goes – “you are what you eat” – If so, then Britain is a double cheeseburger with some fries on the side. A poll published by Change4Life, the NHS campaign to encourage healthy lifestyles has highlighted that nine out of ten families eat ready meals and takeaways as their staple diet. […]

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Week 10: Prat – Vicky Pryce

March 11, 2013

This Week’s Prat of the Week is the ex-wife of former Environment Secretary Chris Huhne and internationally renowned economist – Vicky Pryce. I think this is possibly the most apt winner of this award that we have had in our two or so years running this blog. I mean, what a wonderful performance by the […]

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#640: 1977, David Bowie, Blackout

March 11, 2013

Today is an exciting day. It is the release date of David Bowie’s first album in ten years. Having listened to the free advance streaming of The Next Day on itunes, I am pleased to report that David Bowie has produced his best album since Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) in 1980. For a 66 […]

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Hugo Chavez: A Dissent

March 11, 2013

Our Hero of the Week this week is the late President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez.   Jackie South wrote an impassioned piece justifying that vote, championing Chavez not only as a friend of the poor but also as a champion of democracy. I do not disagree with the former, though Chavez’s economic record is not as […]

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