From the daily archives:

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

#821: 1954, Ray Price, Release Me

December 17, 2013

Today has brought the sad news of the death from pancreatic cancer of country legend, Ray Price at the age of 87.  This time of the year they really do seem to drop like flies.   Price, who played in a band called the Cherokee Cowboys with Willie Nelson in the 1950s, was famous for inventing […]

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Afghanistan: If the Mission Has Been Accomplished, What the Hell was the Mission?

December 17, 2013

In a flying visit to Afghanistan on Monday David Cameron declared that when British troops come home next year they will be able to do so knowing that it is ‘mission accomplished’.   It was a typically shallow, inane and offensive comment from our PR Prime Minister.    He did not, of course, set out the nature […]

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Privatisation – is it still the answer, indeed was it ever the answer?

December 17, 2013

The argument used to go like this – the state was rubbish at running things, so if we wanted cheaper more efficient, more modern and generally better utilities and transport systems and just about everything else, then privatisation was the way forward; and, it doesn’t just stop there, so we were told, because, if we […]

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Sportsnight #29: 2012, Taylor University Basketball, Silent Night

December 17, 2013

Good evening and welcome to Sportsnight. Tonight’s festive season action comes from Taylor University, Indiana, USA and their annual pre Christmas Silent Night Basketball match that takes place on the Friday night before the University’s final exams of the year. During the match all the spectators and students remain completely quiet. It is so quiet, […]

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