From the daily archives:

Monday, June 24, 2013

Week 25: Villain – The Care Quality Commission*

June 24, 2013

This Week’s Villains are those at the Care Quality Commission who have allegedly helped cover up systemic failures at University Hospital Morcambe Bay NHS Foundation It’s almost a year since the Olympic Opening Ceremony quite properly proclaimed that we as a nation should be extremely proud of the National Health Service. And quite bloody right […]

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#712: 1965, Count Five, Pyschotic Reaction

June 24, 2013

Jackie South’s last Song To Learn and Sing referred to the great Patti Smith gig at Shepherd’s Bush Empire last Wednesday.   It was also the first time I had seen her, and I have to say that she absolutely rocked. Bat shit nuts  but superb.     The 10 minute Land/Gloria finale to the main set was […]

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Week 25: Hero – Barack Obama

June 24, 2013

The Hero of the Week Award for last week goes to the President of the United States, Barack Obama for putting little Gideon Osborne in his place  The desire to bask in the perceived aura of glamour and importance provided by the President of the United States, has been one of the least edifying aspects […]

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British Tennis: A Great Sport Ruined by Elitism

June 24, 2013

Today is one of my favourite days of the year. Today marks the start of Wimbledon. What is a British summer without Wimbledon? More than any other British sporting event, Wimbledon encapsulates everything that is good and bad about British sport, and our class system. We host the biggest tennis tournament in the world, a […]

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