From the daily archives:

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

UKIP targets #4: Sittingbourne and Sheppey

August 7, 2013

For the fourth constituency in our series looking at constituencies notionally won by UKIP in this year’s county council elections, we cross the Thames Estuary to Sittingbourne and Sheppey There is an explosion that could hit the town of Sheerness soon. No, this isn’t a clichéd political metaphor. A mile off the coast from the […]

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Sportsnight #17: 1989, Jocky Wilson v Eric Bristow

August 7, 2013

Good evening and welcome to Sportsnight. Tonight’s action comes from The Lakeside, and the 1989 World Darts Championships Final between Jocky Wilson and the “Crafty Cockney” Eric Bristow. By 1989, darts was beginning to decline in popularity. The game’s image had begun to spiral downwards leaving the Word Championships as the only televised tournament during […]

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#734: 2000, Day One, Love on the Dole

August 7, 2013

We have around 2.5 million people who are unemployed, an estimated 1 million people on zero hours contracts, 2 million people in part time jobs, around 400,000 new self employed workers since 2008, and a staggering 8 million people working less than 25 hours a week. It is bloody tough out there. Green shoots? My […]

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George Osborne’s Misplaced Economic Alchemy

August 7, 2013

The genius of cartoonist Chris Riddell was once again on display in the Observer on 28th July. This quite brilliant cartoon completely encapsulates all the elements that are currently being thrown in the economic cauldron by George Osborne. The cartoon highlights everything that is currently wrong with Osborne and this government. Unlike Osborne, this cartoon […]

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