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Friday, October 18, 2013

#780: 1986, The Smiths, Cemetery Gates

October 18, 2013

So Morrissey‘s autobiography has been published, to much piss-taking.  And some of it is undoubtedly deserved – the demand by Mozza that the book be published as a penguin classic (not even a penguin modern classic) is, of course, risible.  The reviews though have been mixed – John Harris was underwhelmed in today’s Guardian.  On […]

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Am I A Sexist?

October 18, 2013

The failure of any single Member of Parliament to get up and offer 7 month pregnant MP Jo Swinson a seat as she stood watching PMQs yesterday doesn’t surprise me. Some MPs will be ashamed at this, they were probably too absorbed in the ‘cut and thrust’ (yawn) of PMQs to notice a heavily pregnant […]

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The A-Z of World Politics #E: Ethiopia

October 18, 2013

Welcome to the next destination on our world tour of politics. This blog is brought to you by the letter E and our first visit to Africa. E is for Ethiopia. Ethiopia has won international plaudits for delivering an economic miracle for much of the past decade. Once known for “Red Terror” regimes of the […]

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