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Billy Bragg

#748: 1984, Billy Bragg, Island of No Return

August 29, 2013

I am still a little in shock about the outcome of the Government’s motion on Syria tonight.  It has to be remembered this was the weaker of two planned votes – Ed Miliband’s brave stance yesterday forcing the postponement of the actual war vote until next week, after the UN weapons inspectors’ report on Sunday. […]

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#543: 2011, Billy Bragg, Scousers Never Buy The Sun

September 13, 2012

I’d like to dedicate this to the families of the Hillsborough victims, the magnificent Hillsborough Justice Campaign, Andy Burnham MP (an Evertonian) –  who commissioned the Hillsborough Independent Panel,  the Right Reverend James Jones – Bishop of Liverpool and his fellow Panel members, Steve Rotherham MP for making perhaps the best speech in the House […]

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#476: 1985, Billy Bragg, The World Turned Upside Down

June 4, 2012

As this week has seen Ray coming out as a monarchist and putting up his bunting and Jackie attending jubilee events, I feel there is a need to restore a little bit of republican balance to this blog.  It is bad enough watching the puke-inducing suck up fest that has been the media coverage of […]

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#227: 1984, Billy Bragg, It Says Here

July 11, 2011

As long ago as my post on Robert Wyatt’s crushingly beautiful Shipbuilding at STLAS #4 I wrote about the difficulty of successfully pulling off political songs and expressed a view that in stark contrast to the sophistication of that wonderful Elvis Costello penned masterpiece, a lot of early Billy Bragg was a bit po faced. […]

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#108: 1983, Billy Bragg, A New England

March 6, 2011

George and Ray seem to have been on a teenage nostalgia ’80s trip with their recent STLAS entries, and I’m not one to buck a trend. Back in December, George recounted his best gigs of the year. I went to three of the ones on his list and would agree with all of them. However, […]

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