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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Sportsnight #3: 1980, Athletics, Ovett beats Coe for the 800m Olympic Gold

April 10, 2013

Good evening and welcome to Sportnight, broadcasting from the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, where we are about to witness the highly anticipated first meeting in 2 years of Britain’s middle distance super stars, Steve Ovett and Sebastian Coe They had only met once before at any distance as seniors – in the 800m final in the […]

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#665: 1979, Iggy Pop, I’m Bored

April 10, 2013

OK, OK, OK! Margaret Thatcher is dead. I get it. Three days of pretty much nothing else on the news and presumably another week of it until the funeral. Enough really is enough. Time for Iggy to say it…

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The Allthatsleft Tribute to Margaret Thatcher

April 10, 2013

Yes you read that right.  I am surprised as you are by the title, but in the spirit of the parliamentary tribute today (which I thankfully, for my sanity’s sake, mostly missed), I decided to set myself the challenge of coming up with half a dozen things that the Thatcher administration did that we can […]

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What if Margaret Thatcher had never been born?

April 10, 2013

It is early 1925, and Beatrice and Alfred Roberts did not have a twinkle in their eyes. They decided not to get a room together one evening. The moment had passed. Margaret Thatcher was not conceived. So, if Margaret Thatcher had never been born – what would have happened within British politics? where would we […]

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