From the daily archives:

Monday, January 6, 2014

#833: 1985, The Pogues, And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda

January 6, 2014

I think I take some shocking when it comes to the odious depths to which this government is prepared to stoop for cheap political gain.  It is the first government we have ever had deliberately to make life impossibly hard for the weakest in our society simply because it considers it may be able to […]

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A TV history lesson for Michael Gove

January 6, 2014

Smarty-pants Michael Gove has once again tried to showcase his pseudo-intellectual credentials by accusing historians and broadcasters of left-wing myths about the First World War peddled by the likes of the BBC comedy – Blackadder. He stated that, “The conflict has, for many, been seen through the fictional prism of dramas such as Oh! What […]

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Flood defence cuts – Where is Noah and the ark?

January 6, 2014

What the fuck is up with our weather? It rains. It rains some more. It rains even more. Like you, I am bloody sick of it all. We are all in danger of getting webbed feet. The easiest, most unchallenging job in this country must be a meteorologist – because everyday it is the same. […]

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Why, today, I’ll be striking to help save Legal Aid

January 6, 2014

I had a conversation with a mate and fellow criminal barrister last night – he’s a vociferous defender of legal aid and a very fine barrister and I was surprised when he told me that he wouldn’t be going ‘on strike’ today – ‘why?’ I asked him, ‘simple,’ he said, ‘I’ve got a trial starting […]

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