From the daily archives:

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Week 18: Hero – Andy Burnham

May 5, 2013

This week, our hero award goes to Shadow Health Secretary, Andy Burnham MP, for breaking party ranks to move the debate on fair pay forward Ray wrote earlier about how part of Nigel Farage‘s appeal was that he seems normal: he seems to say what he thinks with little concern about how it is spun. […]

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Week 18: Prat – The Tories response to UKIP

May 5, 2013

This Week’s Winner of our Prat of the Week Award goes to…The Tories, for their spectacular mishandling of a response to a surge in support for Ukip in the local elections. Since polling a deeply disturbing 23% at Thursday’s local elections – Ukip, and in particular, Nigel Farage are everywhere. Absolutely bloody everywhere. Everyone is […]

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Week 18: Villain – Nigel Farage

May 5, 2013

This Week’s Winner of our Villain of the Week Award goes to… Leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage. In some ways, Farage is to be commended – after all, he has skilfully and successfully tapped into a particular mood of the electorate by being able to come across as empathetic and normal; he is enthusiastic and […]

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#685: 1985, Suzanne Vega, Straight Lines

May 5, 2013

We seem to have got into a mid-eighties grove here at Songs to Learn and Sing.  So here’s another. Suzanne Vega is an odd omission to our list of artists so far, given the other female singer-songwriters that have appeared.  That is probably because she is from the wrong decade (Eighties rather than Seventies) and […]

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