From the daily archives:

Monday, April 8, 2013

#663: 1983, Billy Bragg, To Have And To Have Not

April 8, 2013

Margaret Thatcher died. I feel Billy Bragg‘s song, written at, perhaps, the height of Thatcher’s powers, says everything about her, and what I feel is her legacy. That’s all.

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Thoughts On The Death of Margaret Thatcher: #3

April 8, 2013

An 87 year old lady died today. There is nothing unusual about that. It happens every day. Today was different. Margaret Thatcher died. If I am really honest with myself, I thought that I might end up dancing on her grave. But, that would lack any class. Instead I have fought desperately within myself to […]

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Reflections On The Death of Margaret Thatcher: #2

April 8, 2013

On the early evening of  20 November 1990 I was in the Three Tuns bar at the LSE along with Ray, Jackie and Bobby.  The telly was on, broadcasting live the result of the first round of the Tory leadership contest brought about by Michael Heseltine’s challenge to the sitting Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. The […]

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Thoughts On The Death Of Margaret Thatcher: #1

April 8, 2013

I didn’t know Margaret Hilda Thatcher. I never met her. I will never meet her. Yet, her life was a life that touched me and all those of my generation perhaps more profoundly than any other individual. When I was four she was Minister of Education – ‘it should be the responsibility of parents not […]

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Welcome back, Mad Men

April 8, 2013

Welcome back to Mad Men. Mad Men’s two-hour sixth-season opener premiered last night in the US and returns to our UK screens on Sky Atlantic on Wednesday evening. Mad Men is quite possibly my favourite TV drama of all time. If Mad Men were a football club, it would be Barcelona. It is a mixture […]

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