From the daily archives:

Friday, September 20, 2013

#762: 1981, The Jam, That’s Entertainment

September 20, 2013

I’m in the mood for confessions, here goes – when I was 11 years old, there was a poetry competition in my school, I copied out the lyrics of That’s Entertainment and submitted them as my own – amazingly, I came third. Third! What? This is one the greatest songs ever written. The lyrics are […]

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The Secret MP #6 Glasgow

September 20, 2013

You can call me Keith. But that’s not my real name. And I am a Lib-Dem MP. I’ve been home from the Lib-Dem Glasgow conference now for 24 hours and I’m starting to feel normal again – but, it may take me a few more days. I’ve never been to a Tory or Labour conference […]

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Memo to the Blairites and Brownites: Shut The Fuck Up

September 20, 2013

Over the last few months I have become more and more depressed with the state of British politics and the quality of political debate to the extent that I had resolved not to write about it for a bit, and  concentrate instead on more international things. We have had the utterly bizarre spectacle of the […]

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The A-Z of World Politics: #A: Albania

September 20, 2013

As we enter into the heartlands of the party conference season, and we hear the same rhetoric from the same people, and the same squabbles from the same people, it is pretty easy to feel somewhat jaded about the political process in this country. To lighten up our political hearts and free our minds from […]

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