From the daily archives:

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Week 41: Prat – Owen Paterson

October 13, 2013

This week’s prat of the week award goes to Environment Secretary Owen Paterson for stating that the failure to reach government badger cull targets was due to badgers moving the goalposts. A pilot badger cull in west Somerset is likely to be extended after the government missed their target to kill 70 per cent of […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #26: 1943, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger)

October 13, 2013

Major-General Clive Wynne-Candy: ‘But, but…war starts at midnight!’ When the Cine-East Film Club re-launched in July, the chosen film was one of the greatest films in film history and the film that a British Film Institute survey of critics and film industry folk in 2000 named the greatest British film ever made: Carol Reed’s, The […]

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#777: 1993, Radiohead, Stop Whispering

October 13, 2013

In another time in another place, I am sat at my desk in a flat in Hackney above a plumber’s merchants. In front of me is a piece of lined paper. I am holding a pen. I am sitting quite still. The pen has failed to make any meaningful contact with the paper for about […]

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Week 41: Hero – Malala Yousafzai

October 13, 2013

This Week’s Hero of the Week is Pakistani school girl Malala Yosafazi who once again demonstrated more bravery and balls than our entire contemporary political class The Malala story is an extraordinary one.  Born in the lawless and deeply conservative Northwestern Territories of Pakistan, she has been an outspoken activist for the rights of girls […]

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