From the daily archives:

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Week 14: Hero – The American and Iranian Governments

April 5, 2015

This week’s joint heroes are the governments of the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran.’ Nuclear weapons are bad. A fairly obvious statement, but I’m more than happy to make it, because, quite frankly, I don’t fancy seeing anyone getting blown up by a nuclear bomb any time soon. For the […]

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#1008: 1968, Marvin Gaye, I Heard It Through The Grapevine

April 5, 2015

We have featured this song before, but in the form of the left field but utterly wonderful reggae-punk cover by The Slits.   And of course (like that other soul classic Aretha’s Respect) the original is itself a cover, if you get what I mean. The song is so identified with Marvin Gaye that it is […]

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Week 14: Villain – Nigel Farage

April 5, 2015

 This week, the UKIP leader earns our award for the greatest villain of the last seven days A snippet from canvassing this weekend. Whilst I spoke to plenty of Labour voters, there were exceptions. Including this bloke: “Labour? No, I’m voting for that other bloke. What’s his name? You know – the mad one.” He […]

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General Election Round-up Week One – The Moment Keynesianism Became Crackpot

April 5, 2015

As a punishment for various sins, I made myself watch the TV Leaders Debate – as I view these events as the political equivalent of 1970s wrestling, only without spangly trunks, I wasn’t expecting a great deal, but, despite my misgivings, I have to say I found it strangely fascinating. So, what did we actually […]

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