From the daily archives:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

#672: 2007, Wilco, Glad It’s Over

April 18, 2013

Finally. The 10 day free Conservative Party Political Broadcast is over.  Some of it would have made North Korea feel shamefaced.  The unprecedented recall of Parliament. The 7 hour tribute (only 6 hours and 15 minutes longer than Churchill).   A gun salute every minute.  Big Ben silenced.  Full military honours for beating a bunch of […]

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The Shame of the US Senate

April 18, 2013

“This is a pretty shameful day for Washington.” Barack Obama, April 17th, 2013. One of the major pieces of legislation that I worked on during my time at Westminster, was the Firearms (Amendment) Acts of 1997, which were passed to make private ownership of handguns illegal in the United Kingdom. This legislation came into being […]

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Debunking Thatcherism – Oliver James

April 18, 2013

The psychologist, policy adviser and journalist, Oliver James is an outspoken critic of Thatcherism and Neo-Liberal economics. As well as linking a clip of his critical rant on Newsnight in February 2009, I have also highlighted his provocative and insightful article in the Guardian on April 16th 2013. More of this please. When Britain stops […]

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