From the daily archives:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Welcome To The New Class War

April 3, 2013

I was brought up in a smallish seaside town in southern England.   It was a place whose glories were half a century or more behind it and had its fair measure of poverty, but it was not a particularly political place.  There was some interest in a then nascent environmental movement and in its hippyish […]

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Sportsnight #2: 1972, Football, Ronnie Radford’s Goal v Newcastle United

April 3, 2013

Good evening and Welcome to Sportsnight. Tonight’s Action features Association Football, and the magic of the FA Cup. We’re off to Edgar Street Hereford, for the third round replay between giants Newcastle United of the first division and lowly Hereford United of the Southern League. What a game, what a goal by Ronnie Radford and […]

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#659: 1958, Elias And His Zig-Zag Jive Flutes, Tom Hark

April 3, 2013

A few years ago my wife became the custodian of her late Grandfather’s impressive collection of 78s. Until recently, we’ve not been able to play them but we’ve now got one of those clever turntables that you see advertised in Sunday supplements and Saga magazine (I’m told) that not only plays 78s but also lets […]

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The Daily Vile of the Daily Mail

April 3, 2013

What do the following statements have in common? “The flood of porn should terrify us all” “We show tolerance of ‘gays’ and get tyranny in return” “4,000 foreign murders and rapists we can’t throw out… and, yes, you can blame human rights again” “Just ONE cannabis joint can bring on schizophrenia as well as damaging […]

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