From the daily archives:

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Week 31: Villain – Jim Messina

August 4, 2013

This week, Democrat political strategist Jim Messina gets our Villain of the Week award Everyone hates a turncoat and traitor, particularly if its your side they are abandoning. ‘Montanan’ Jim Messina (he’s actually a bit less Montanan than my Doncaster-born cousins are Californian) was Obama’s campaign manager in last year’s presidential elections. He is the […]

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Week 31: Hero – Stella Creasy

August 4, 2013

This Week’s unanimous choice for  our Hero of the Week Award is Labour MP for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy for taking on the Twitter trolls Caroline Criado-Perez had been behind the successful campaign for Jane Austen to replace Charles Darwin on the new ten pound note.   The reaction amongst a small but deeply fucked up minority […]

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Week 31: Prat – Lord Howell

August 4, 2013

The winner (by a country mile) of this week’s prat award goes to former Energy Minister, and George Osborne’s father in law, Lord Howell for his howler of a gaffe on fracking within the North East of England. Lord Howell suggested that fracking should be carried out in the North East of England because it […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #17: 2001, The Piano Teacher (Michael Haneke)

August 4, 2013

Austrian, Michael Haneke, is one of the greatest artists currently working in cinema.  He is a director beside whom the work of someone like Quentin Tarantino comes across as the shallow adolescent fare it largely is. Haneke has achieved the extraordinary feat of having both of his last two films win the Palm D’Or at […]

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