From the daily archives:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

#703: 1962, The Tornados, Telstar

June 5, 2013

This is the last of our week of songs celebrating the progress of the Equal Marriage Bill – and, thus far, it has conjured up some great songs. For our climactic song, I’ve gone for this ubiquitously catchy number by The Tornados. The Tornados were Joe Meek. He was the producer, he wrote the song […]

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Legal Aid Reform Proposals: From Consultation to Destruction

June 5, 2013

Yesterday saw the last day of the Government’s consultation period over its proposed changes to legal aid. I’ve written about this on a few occasions in the last few months. I’m tired of thinking about it. I’m tired of moaning about it. I’m tired of telling my wife that I don’t know if I’ll still […]

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Sportsnight #11: 1997, British and Irish Lions Tour to South Africa, Jim Telfer’s Words of Wisdom

June 5, 2013

Good evening and welcome to Sportsnight. For tonight’s action, we travel to South Africa, on the eve of the first test between the British and Irish Lions v South Africa in 1997. You are going to listen to possibly the finest (and scariest) motivational coaching speeches of all time from Lions coach Jim Telfer. The […]

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Labour: The Tory-Lite Party

June 5, 2013

After this week’s policy announcements from Labour on tax and spending and welfare, we are now beginning to work out Labour’s vision for government. 1. A future Labour government would not reverse the coalition decision to withdraw child benefit from higher rate taxpayers. 2. Labour would accept the current spending plans for 2015-16, to be […]

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