From the daily archives:

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

#765: 1973, Bruce Springsteen, New York Serenade

September 24, 2013

Bruce Springsteen turned 64 yesterday, and judging by the photos published of the great man looking buff on the beach – he is looking good with age. His music has remained consistently good. Over the past 40 years, Springsteen has maintained his high standards and most of his integrity. Recently, the All That’s Left Committee […]

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Ed Miliband’s Speech: The Battle Lines Are Drawn

September 24, 2013

I have to say that I had little hope of feeling anything other than further despair from Ed Miliband’s conference speech this year.  Since the beginning of the year there has been a sense that the Labour Party had fallen back into its safety-first triangulation mode of the Blair years.  We had the depressing acceptance […]

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Political Spin Doctors Prescribe the Wrong Medicine

September 24, 2013

‘Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some hire public relations officers,” – American social historian, Daniel J Boorstin. Damian McBride continues his publicity campaign on his book, Power Trip, which gives a warts and all account of his time at the Treasury working as Gordon Brown’s PR henchman. His mea culpa crusade is […]

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