From the daily archives:

Sunday, November 2, 2014

#950: 1968, Cream, White Room

November 2, 2014

Last week Jack Bruce, legendary bass player and joint vocalist with Cream, died. Whilst it might be Eric Clapton who got all the fame and fortune and the (frankly bonkers) Ginger Baker the wild reputation, it was the Scottish Bruce that deserves the most credit from the band: he wrote most of the songs (along […]

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Week 44: Hero – Hearts FC

November 2, 2014

This week, Heart of Midlothian football club wins our regular Hero award Tomorrow, the new hourly rates for the Living Wage are announced (currently £7.65, or £8.80 in London). There are now over a thousand companies that are committed to paying the Living Wage, to the direct benefit of 60,000 low paid workers. Those figures […]

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Week 44: Prat – Jeremy Browne MP

November 2, 2014

This week’s Prat is the Lib-Dem MP and former Home Office Minister Jeremy Browne. Jeremy Browne’s award for Prat of the week has been almost twenty years in its gestation. I first met him in around 1995, when he came to Parliament as a fresh-faced young research assistant – and I have to say that […]

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Week 44: Villain – David Cameron

November 2, 2014

This week’s Villain of the Week Award goes to Prime Minister David Cameron who in his increasing panic over the threat from UKIP has gone the full kipper David Cameron excelled himself in villainy twice last week.   On both occasions we have seen the weak terrified David Cameron we have come to know and despise […]

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