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Monday, December 14, 2015

#1051: 1965, The Beatles, Nowhere Man

December 14, 2015

Not a comment on Jeremy Cobryn but instead inspired by Jackie’s post of Land in tribute to the 40th anniversary of the release of his favourite album of all time, Patti Smith’s Horses, I have decided to mark this month’s other major musical landmark: the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ album that […]

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Week 50: Hero – Justin Trudeau

December 14, 2015

This Week’s Hero the Week is Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for showing some rare decency amongst world leaders on Syrian refugees Justin Trudeau has done two notable things in foreign policy terms since he became Canada’s Prime Minister at the beginning of last month.  Firstly, he withdrew Canadian forces from the bombing of Syria. […]

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Week 49: Prat – The Stop The War Coalition

December 14, 2015

Last Week’s Prat of the Week Award goes to the Stop the War Coalition for showing ISIS some love Let’s be honest for those of us on the democratic left, there are few things more annoying than trots.   Always hijacking every protest going, selling their asinine papers, chanting their trite slogans, bringing along a thousands […]

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Week 48: Prat – John McDonnell MP

December 14, 2015

The long overdue Prat of the Week award from a fortnight ago goes to Labour’s shadow chancellor, John McDonnell You’ve got the chancellor of the exchequer exactly where you want him. He has u-turned on the centre piece policy of his ‘necessary’ welfare cuts, the abolition of tax credits. The bullshit that somehow a measily […]

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Week 50: Villain – Donald Trump

December 14, 2015

This week’s Villain is the Republican presidential hopeful and multi-millionaire Donald Trump. I suppose this has been a long time coming: Donald Trump has been striding the length and breadth of America offending people with his brand of populist bigotry, nonsense and extreme variety of political bullshit. He has managed to enrage women, Jews, Hispanics […]

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