From the daily archives:

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

#695: 1967, The Doors, Light My Fire

May 22, 2013

A real dilemma today on which song to go for.  On the one hand, the great Ray Manzarek passed away on Monday.  On the other, George, a few friends and I went to Steve Earle‘s great gig yesterday at the Royal Festival Hall. Mr Earle will have to wait (although I can heartily urge you […]

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Sportsnight #9: 1985, Snooker, World Championship – the Black Ball Final

May 22, 2013

Good evening and welcome to Sportsnight.  The action tonight comes from a packed Crucible Theatre in Sheffield as three times world champion and hot favourite, Steve Davis plays the outsider from Northern Ireland, Dennis Taylor for the biggest trophy in the sport Back then snooker was king.   It sounds odd now, but everyone played snooker […]

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The Eight Causes of David Cameron’s Local Difficulties

May 22, 2013

It would, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde, take a heart of stone not to roll around on the floor laughing at the Prime Minister’s current difficulties with his own Party. On Monday night, following a bruising weekend of headlines from swivelgate  David Cameron wrote to all of the Swivil Eyed Loonies Conservative Association Chairmen to assure them […]

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Grown up leadership from Nick Clegg

May 22, 2013

Despite all his naivety and misplaced positioning of the Lib Dems, one thing that I really admire about Nick Clegg is that he continues to raise his head above the parapet in times of trouble. He never shirks it. His statement today will highlight that the coalition is lacking leadership and focus and he states […]

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