From the daily archives:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Sportsnight #22: 1982, World Cup Finals, Scotland v Brazil

October 16, 2013

Good evening and welcome to Sportsnight. As England supporters continue to celebrate their national team’s qualification for next summer’s World Cup Finals in Brazil, tonight’s action comes from the Stadio Benito Villamarin in Seville and a celebration of all that is great about Brazilian football. The thought of a World Cup Finals being hosted in […]

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Republican Insanity: US Debt Default Goes Down To The Wire

October 16, 2013

I wrote a week ago today about the government shut down and how it raised serious questions about the governability of the United States.  At that point there were 10 days to go before the US government runs out of borrowing authority and potentially starts to default on its debts.  A week later, we have no […]

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Police, Plebgate, Austerity and the Pursuit of Justice

October 16, 2013

Hmmm, may have to rethink the title of this piece – it sounds a bit like the title for an album by some Prog-rock band – but, I wanted to pen a few words about these subjects which have all, loosely formed an orderly queue in my head. It all started with an incident at […]

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US Elections: New Jersey senate special election

October 16, 2013

Although 2013, as an odd-numbered year, will not have the extensive biennial US congressional elections of last year or next, there are still a number of interesting races happening over the next couple of months. 5 November sees most of these: the governorships of New Jersey and Virginia and the mayoralties of 31 cities, most […]

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