From the daily archives:

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sportsnight #33: 2002, Women’s Olympic Curling Final, Salt Lake City

February 12, 2014

Good evening and welcome to Sportsnight – tonight we go to the tense atmosphere of the Ogden Ice Sheet for the final of the Women’s Curling between the UK team led by the brilliant and irrepressible Rhona Martin and the Swiss, led by the exciting Luzia Ebnother. After nine nervous ends, the scores were tied, […]

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#853: 2000, Smog, Dress Sexy At My Funeral

February 12, 2014

For one reason and another 2014 has been a slow gig going year so far.  However, my second gig of the year was an absolute corker:  Bill Callahan at the Royal Festival Hall, supported by the wonderful Scottish folk singer Alasdair Roberts.  Callahan was absolutely superb playing a nearly 2 hour encore-less set with an […]

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What would Nigel Farage’s UK be like?

February 12, 2014

I don’t see Nigel Farage as being a loveable bafoon, the type of bloke who you could quite happily go out for a pint with, before sneaking out the back for a fag and a bit of a perv about the barmaid – Nigel Farage, is a politician, he should be seen as a politician, […]

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In Defence Of The Foreign Aid Budget

February 12, 2014

Amazing, bloody amazing – once again I am left speechless by the appalling quality of political debate in our country. At the present one of the arguments doing the rounds goes a bit like this: – we are currently suffering from floods someone should be blamed (perhaps rightly) the environment agency has been underfunded and […]

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“Charity begins at home” – The right wing’s misplaced response to the flooding crisis

February 12, 2014

“Money is no object” – David Cameron is forced to act like a social democrat and implement state spending to address the flooding crisis. In other words, if it is affecting Tory voting Home Counties, then it is goodbye to austerity and hello to spend spend spend. The Tories just can’t let those croquet lawns […]

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