From the daily archives:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

#974: 1965, The Byrds, Turn Turn Turn

December 31, 2014

As 2014 turns into 2015, this seemed appropriate. Let’s hope one of the turns in the year ahead is one where the country uses the General Election to make a turn to the left, and turns out Cameron, Clegg and co. A time to plant, a time to reap indeed. Happy New Year everyone from […]

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Sad To See You Leaving 2014: Richard Attenborough

December 31, 2014

We came to see him as the luvvie of all luvvies.  Like Melvyn Bragg but only more affected.  And that is a sad thing because Dickie Attenborough was an extraordinary man.  It is hard to imagine British cinema without him. He started out with a reputation as far from the establishment figure he became as […]

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Sports Review / Sporting Hero of 2014

December 31, 2014

Farewell to 2014. After two of the most glorious years of sport, 2014 was a rather subdued affair. This year could hardly compete with 2012 (London Olympics, Wiggins et al) and 2013 (Froome and Murray et al). My predictions at the start of 2014 have proved to be a mixed bag. I have been proven […]

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Sad To See You Leaving 2014: Tony Benn

December 31, 2014

“If one meets a powerful person one can ask five questions: what power do you have; where did you get it; in whose interests do you exercise it; to whom are you accountable; and, how can we get rid of you?” Whilst many Labour politicians have started off on the left and drifted rightwards after […]

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