From the daily archives:

Thursday, April 17, 2014

#883: 2014, Brody Dalle ft Shirley Manson, Meet the Foetus/ Oh The Joy

April 17, 2014

I’ve not had as much time as I would like to listen to much new stuff of late, meaning that the list of new albums I need to buy is steadily growing. It will be getting longer still at the end of the month, when Body Dalle’s first solo album, Diploid Love, comes out. I’ve […]

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The Long Shadow cast over Ukraine…

April 17, 2014

You can never understand a nation’s crisis without understanding its history. 6.8 million Ukrainians were killed in World War II: 16.3 percent of its population at the time, a proportion only exceeded in neighbouring Belarus (25.3%) and Poland (16.4%). Russia lost far more (almost 14 million) but was a smaller proportion of the population overall […]

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Pay finally outpacing inflation? Read the small print…

April 17, 2014

There has been lots of rightwing gloating about the Office for National Statistics (ONS) report yesterday that wage increases in March have exceeded inflation for the first time since 2008. The annnualised pay increase was 1.7%, compared to inflation (using the consumer price index) of 1.6%. That’s it! Recession over! Not quite. That annualised 0.1% […]

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In His Desperation Cameron Turns To God

April 17, 2014

I wrote yesterday about the signs of panic in the Toryverse about the stubborn polling of UKIP and the refusal of the British public to accept the heavily pushed conservative narrative (swallowed by 90% of the Westminster Village), that it is Labour who is in trouble and that the Tories are on a glide path […]

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