From the daily archives:

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Week 18: Hero – Marilyn Mosby

May 3, 2015

Our Hero of the Week is Baltimore’s state’s attorney, Marilyn Mosby The speedy reaction of Baltimore’s senior prosecutor to the death of Freddie Gray was unexpected: previous deaths at police hands (such as that of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner) have failed to lead to the prosecution of the officers involved. Marilyn […]

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The Secret Candidate: The Long Goodbye

May 3, 2015

Until a couple of weeks ago, I was a Liberal Democrat MP. You can call me Keith. But that’s not my real name. I’m now a Liberal Democrat candidate in the South West. I used to tell people who came to work for me at election time, that the great thing about being a Lib-Dem […]

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#1016: 1975, Dr Feelgood, All Through The City

May 3, 2015

Last Sunday night I saw Wilko Johnson at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, a gig I never thought I’d have the chance to go to.   Wilko was, of course, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a few of years back and had decided not to have further treatment.   He played a Farewell Tour, the London dates for which […]

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Beware the Conservative Will To Power

May 3, 2015

We are now only 5 days away from the election and the polls remain more or less neck and neck, or at least such that another hung parliament is almost certain with neither the Tories or Labour coming close to the 323 seats necessary to form a government on their own (323 being the de […]

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Week 18: Villain – Baltimore Police Department

May 3, 2015

This week’s award for villainy goes within the Baltimore Police Department as six police officers have been charge with crimes including murder and manslaughter in the arrest and fatal injury of Freddie Gray. The state attorney for Baltimore City, Marilyn Mosby, filed the charges almost as soon as she received a medical examiner’s report that […]

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