From the daily archives:

Sunday, June 16, 2013

The Album Collection #11: 2013, Iron and Wine, Ghost On Ghost

June 16, 2013

Firstly, like a Virgin trains announcer, I’d like to apologise for the late arrival of this review.  It has been my turn to review an album for a couple of weeks now.  The reason for the delay has been that I knew I wanted to review this album, but my feelings about it have swung […]

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#708: 2012, Django Django, Skies Over Cairo

June 16, 2013

If I say so myself, I, Ray North, am about to impress you – yep, using one musical stone, I am about to kill three proverbial birds. Here I go. Bird One: I think I mentioned a few weeks ago, that we are currently in the midst of George East’s pre-nuptial celebrations, a sort of […]

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Week 24: Hero – Edward Snowden

June 16, 2013

Our Hero this week is the American Whistleblower Edward Snowden. Edward Snowden is our hero because he has done the world a tremendous service. Clearly a flamboyant man, perhaps, I suspect, someone with an eye firmly upon his own notoriety and place in history, he has, nevertheless blown the whistle on one of the most […]

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UKIP targets #1: Boston and Skegness

June 16, 2013

May’s county council elections showed that England now has a four party system, with UKIP making a significant breakthrough.  And yet, it will still be a challenge for them to win their first seat in Parliament.  This is the first in a series looking at where there opportunities might lie, and where their support may […]

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Week 24: Villain – Recep Erdogan

June 16, 2013

This week the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has earned our Villain of the Week award for the suppression of peaceful demonstration in Istanbul Recep Erdogan ought to have his finger on the political pulse of Turkey’s largest city: he has, after all, successfully managed to win outright majorities in three general elections […]

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Week 24: Prat – David Warner

June 16, 2013

This week’s Prat of the Week award goes to Australian opening batsman David Warner for punching England batsman Joe Root in a Birmingham pub. The Ashes are looming. One of the greatest sporting rivalries is about to embark on a double header Ashes series in England this summer and in Australia this winter, and for […]

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