From the daily archives:

Sunday, April 14, 2013

By-Election Special: South Shields

April 14, 2013

The resignation of David Miliband from Parliament has triggered a by-election on 2 May in his South Shields constituency, the same day as the local elections. Results The graph above shows the 2010 result, with Labour clearly in a dominant position, taking just over half the total vote. Miliband’s majority was over 11,000: the sort […]

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#668: 1992, Neil Young, Harvest Moon

April 14, 2013

This probably won’t be the last word. But. It’s got a bit too much. First we were a bit shocked about how numbed we felt at the news of her death. Then, we started to get a bit confused as to how we should react to the death of someone who we profoundly disagreed with. […]

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Week 15: Villain – Tony Blair

April 14, 2013

This week, our award for Villain goes to Tony Blair for his comments this week criticising Ed Miliband’s leadership of the Labour Party On Thursday, as the media and rightwing continued their onanistic festival of Thatcher reverence, Tony Blair chose to give his successor but-one as leader a hefty kick in the goolies, via the pages of […]

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Week 15: Hero – Glenda Jackson

April 14, 2013

This Week’s Hero of the Week is Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn, and two times Oscar winner, Glenda Jackson for cutting through the sycophantic drivel during Wednesday tribute to Margaret Thatcher. When the announcement of Margaret Thatcher’s death came through on the Twitter on Monday lunchtime, I immediately feared that there would be some […]

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The Album Collection – #4: 2012, Father John Misty, Fear Fun

April 14, 2013

In a moment of procrastination, I decided to type in ‘great unknown albums of 2012’ into Google. One album leapt out time and time again. It was an album called Fear Fun by the impressively named Father John Misty. I then decided to start digging for more information. Fear Fun is actually an album released […]

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Week 15: Prat – Grant Shapps

April 14, 2013

Yep, the Prat who just keeps giving, Chairman of the Conservative Party, Grant Shapps is this week’s winner of our Prat of the Week Award. What a fantastic accolade for the multi-personality laden Tory from well, from God knows where. Because this is a week which, in the wake of the death of Thatch, has […]

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