From the daily archives:

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Week 8: Villain – The Daily Telegraph

February 22, 2015

This week’s villain of the week award goes to The Daily Telegraph for toadying up to HSBC and then publishing an article to attack The Times over the suicides of two of their newspaper staff. There is nothing worse than a bully. From the school playground through to corporate boardrooms and the corridors of power […]

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Week 8: Prat – Victoria Ayling

February 22, 2015

This Week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to UKIP parliamentary for Great Grimsby, Victoria Ayling Surprisingly the first 7 weeks of this year did not see a single UKIP politician awarded with our prestigious prat award.   For a little while there it really did seem that we had reached and passed peak-UKIP. That after […]

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#990: 1975, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)

February 22, 2015

I almost followed in Ray North’s stead and posted a bit of current pop, but then I noticed that it was forty years ago this week that Steve Harley reached number one with this. The first time I recall hearing this, I thought the chorus was a come-on line: “Come up and see me, make me […]

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