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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

#709: 2010, Surfer Blood, Neighbour Riffs

June 19, 2013

It’s the last instrumental of the theme week, make it a good one Bobby. So George instructed me. Well I decided I simply couldn’t take the pressure and thought I’d just try to find a track to fit my mood. On such a sunny day, I almost posted the lovely London Fields by Darren Hayman, […]

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Sportsnight #13: 1996, Athletics, Olympic 1500m final – El Guerrouj Takes A Tumble

June 19, 2013

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to this unlucky 13th edition of Sportsnight.  Tonight’s action takes us to the Centennial Olympic Stadium in Atlanta on the occasion of the hotly anticipated men’s 1500 metre final Our 13th Sportsnight requires something to be said about the place of bad luck in sport.   In this case […]

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The Death of the Co-operative Bank: British Banking Takes Another Huge Leap In The Wrong Direction

June 19, 2013

An under-reported story of the week (though it did make the front page of the Financial Times) has been the effective end of the Co-operative Bank as a mutual.    The decision to deal with its current financial woes by converting bond holder debt to shares, will, by definition require its conversion into just another bank. […]

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The 5 Big Lies At The Heart Of Politics

June 19, 2013

I got cross again yesterday. I was talking to some colleagues and one of them made a flippant remark about how there was no alternative to the programme of austerity – words were said, most of them by me, some of them were unkind. Oh dear. It wasn’t meant to be this way. I had […]

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Summer of Sport 2013: Predictions

June 19, 2013

Welcome to the 2013 summer of sport on All That’s Left. As the changing patterns of the jetstream continue to destroy yet another summer, we live in hope that there will be a chink of light through the dark clouds to enable a fantastic summer of sport both in this country and elsewhere. I love […]

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