From the daily archives:

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Album Collection #9: 1995, Elastica, Elastica

May 20, 2013

1995, was the worst year of my life. For about 9 miserable, bored, unhappy months of it, I worked for the Civil Service Trade Union, watching agog as the safe soft left leadership and the mad Marxist left kicked chunks out of another, to the detriment of their members. For the rest of the time, […]

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#694: 2011, James Blake, A Case Of You

May 20, 2013

James Blake – A Case Of You from onjamesblake.tumblr.com on Vimeo. This one is for no other reason than I seem to have played this a lot recently. It’s taken from the Enough Thunder EP, bought mainly because of my interest in the joint James Blake-Bon Iver track Fall Creek Boys Choir (‘two bed-wetters in […]

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Could Wrestling be the saviour of the Tory Party?

May 20, 2013

Funny enough, as Charlie East-West was considering sorting out the question of Europe by bringing back It’s A Knockout, I was considering the continued travails of the Tories and came up with a not dissimilar solution – but, rather than giant penguin suits and jokers, I’m suggesting wrestling. Yes, the Tories could sort out their […]

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Gay Marriage: Labour and the Loughton Amendment

May 20, 2013

As David Cameron’s position in the Conservative Party seems to weaken by the hour and with the swivel-eyed loons increasingly in the ascendancy, the Labour Party are today in a position to deliver a further kicking to the Prime Minister, which might even prove to be fatal.    The opportunity comes with the amendment to the […]

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Week 20: Villain – Nigel Farage

May 20, 2013

This Week’s Villain of the Week is UKIP leader Nigel Farage who showed his true colours following his somewhat less than successful visit to Scotland A couple of months back Charlie East-West wrote a piece about how Nigel Farage was the kind of politician who, whatever  you think about his political views, you might be […]

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How to solve the EU crisis – bring back Jeux Sans Frontières

May 20, 2013

Remember the classic TV game show, Jeux Sans Frontières (Games Without Frontiers)? It was the European version of It’s a Knockout where towns could represent their country and play against other European teams. It was hosted by Stuart Hall (whatever happened to him?). In its original conception, it was broadcast from 1965 to 1999 by […]

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