From the daily archives:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Shy Lefties and the Tory Assumption

May 12, 2015

This afternoon the place where I work is having a champagne celebration of the election result. I don’t work at Conservative Party Central Office, but sometimes it feels like it.  I have had to endure weeks of a straight up assumption that I vote Tory and that a Labour minority government in an arrangement with […]

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New Labour Criticises Ed Miliband For Failing To Be ‘Aspirational’ – But What Does ‘Aspiration’ Actually Mean?

May 12, 2015

It began with almost indecent haste – it was almost as though the Ed Sceptics in the Labour Party had already decided on their attack before we’d even had time to pick our jaws up off the floor after hearing the exit polls last Thursday. And, the thrust of their attack seems to be that […]

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#1020: 2014, Hiss Golden Messenger, Mahogany Dread

May 12, 2015

This is one of those songs that has got under my skin in a way I can’t quite fully explain. Bitter-sweet, resigned but hopeful, musically quite simple but with a real warmth and depth to it. I love the voice, probably most on that opening line ‘Well I can’t go back, I know that now’. […]

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