From the daily archives:

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Week 31: Villain – Oliver Letwin

August 5, 2014

This week, our panel have bestowed our Villain of the Week award on Tory Minister, the Rt Hon Oliver Letwin MP There is something a little unworldly about Oliver Letwin: he certainly beats Ed Miliband hands down in the weird geeky stakes. Letwin is the classic example of privileged, brainy bloke with absolutely fuck all […]

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Cine-East Film Club Presents #48: 1993, The War Room (Chris Hegedus and DA Pannebaker)

August 5, 2014

‘Change vs more of the same The economy, stupid Don’t forget healthcare’ (Clinton/Gore ’92 Campaign HQ Whiteboard, Little Rock, Arkansas)   The idea for this week’s Cine-East Film Club presentation came from a couple of recent posts here at allthatsleft.  Following the European elections in May I wrote a post which seemed to strike a […]

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Week 31: Hero – Moeen Ali

August 5, 2014

This week’s hero is the England and Worcestershire All-rounder Moeen Ali It’s true that if you ask most sportsmen and women what they think of the Gaza Strip and they’ll think you’re talking about Paul Gascoigne (copyright Scottish Dave c.1994) – that is why the stance taken by new cricket star and ace beard wearer, […]

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Baroness Warsi: That Rare Thing A Resignation On A Point of Principle

August 5, 2014

It is the kind of thing that is so out of fashion that it almost seems quaint.  Some of us even thought that we wouldn’t see it again, given the professional political class who now dominate all the major political classes.  But yes, this morning Baroness Warsi actually resigned from the government on a point […]

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