From the daily archives:

Monday, December 23, 2013

#823: 1985, Echo And The Bunnymen, Bring On The Dancing Horses

December 23, 2013

It’s been a strange few days. My roommate at Chambers collapsed and died, he was only 51. 51! That’s no fucking age at all. I spoke to him every day, but I didn’t really know him. Not closely, not in a way that I could tell you with any certainty about the things that made […]

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Week 51: Villain – Lord Hanningfield

December 23, 2013

This week’s villain of the week award goes to the ex-Tory peer, Lord Hanningfield for regularly “clocking in” to the House of Lords to claim a £300 daily attendance allowance – despite spending less than 40 minutes inside the House of Lords on a daily basis. Lord Hanningfield – who has a bit of form […]

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The A-Z of World Politics #L: Louisiana

December 23, 2013

We have reached the letter L in our globe-trotting series. I waited with some trepidation for the tickets to arrive. Countries beginning with L … well, the obvious ones in the news of late have been Libya and Lebanon. After my previous visits to Bahrain and Iran, I was dreading having to shake the sand […]

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Week 51: Prat – Nigella Lawson

December 23, 2013

This Week’s Prat of the Week is Nigella Lawson. This is how it would have gone: someone in the Lawson/Saatchi household will have made a complaint to the police that the Grillo sisters were defrauding them; they would then have made a statement to the police, who would have investigated the complaint, arrested and interviewed […]

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