From the daily archives:

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Week 7: Villain – The Daily Mail

February 16, 2014

This week’s villains are the Daily Mail. It must be hard being the Daily Mail – all that hate, all that disdain, all that negativity; the constant insecurity brought on by being fucking scared of anything that doesn’t tally with a particular world view. To most of us it would be like one of those […]

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#856: 2010, Anthony Orio & The Goodfellers, When I Can’t Love You

February 16, 2014

Anthony Orio and The Goodfellers are a country rock band George East and I discovered on our 2007 trip round the American South: they held the residency at the rear stage of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge (a honky-tonk bar in Nashville, and quite possibly the best bar in the world). Like most musicians in Nashville, they […]

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Week 7: Hero – Lizzy Yarnold

February 16, 2014

Our weekly Hero award goes to Women’s Skeleton Olympic gold medalist, Lizzy Yarnold Imagine hurtling at 80 miles an hour with your chin an inch from the ground beneath you. Imagine doing so whilst trying not to black out as you experience pressures five times that of gravity as you hit turn after turn. And […]

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By-Election Result: Wythenshawe and Sale East

February 16, 2014

Thursday’s by-election result in Wythenshawe and Sale East was, as we predicted, a comfortable victory for the Labour Party. You can find our by-election profile here. Labour’s share of the vote increased by 11 percent from the general election, to over 55%. UKIP took second place, impressively climbing from 3.4% in 2010 to 18% on […]

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Week 7: Prat – George Osborne/Danny Alexander/Ed Balls

February 16, 2014

This week’s prat award goes to the three key treasury spokesmen for the main political parties – George Osborne, Danny Alexander and Ed Balls for their Scottish independence referendum bullying tactics by telling Scotland: “Vote for Scottish independence and you lose the pound.” What we saw last week was the unedifying spectacle of George Osborne […]

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