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Eight for 2008 in review

James’s post reminds me that it’s time to check back on my eight wishes for 2008 to see how they turned out. 1. That the fourth series of <DOCTOR.WHO> will be at least as good as the third; that...

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The single best souvenir of 2008

Did you back Barack Obama in the presidential election? Were you delighted by his victory? Do you want a keepsake by which to remember this historic occasion? Well you’re in luck! (Hat-tip.)

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Cameron less radical than Howard

A non-musial interlude now with this brief foray into politics. I read the news today, oh boy, and it said Cameron would cut MP numbers which was like déjà vu all over again. Haven’t the Tories talked...

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A plague on both your homes

I may write more about the MPs’ expenses scandal over the coming days. It’s a fascinating piece of car-crash current affairs, watching those who lectured us that “if you have nothing to hide, you have...

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The Pod Delusion on party conference

The other day I mentioned The Pod Delusion, a new podcast to which I’m contributing. Episode 2 is out today and subjects include homeopathy, NHS cuts and the BNP on Question Time. My piece – “if it’s...

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The Pod Delusion 3: Gordon Brown’s speech

A quick plug for the third episode of The Pod Delusion, the podcast what I’ve been doing stuff for. This episode asks whether atheism is just for the middle classes, what’s available on Freeview and...

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The Saturday List: Lib Dem Constituency Songs

In honour of my writing this from Lib Dem spring conference in Birmingham, today’s (short) list is Pop Songs That Name Constituencies With Liberal Democrat MPs. It’s also inspired by the first entry on...

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The Saturday List: TV PMs

As I’ve been working my way through the House of Cards trilogy recently (what better way to get in the mood for a General Election?), this week’s list is fictional British Prime Ministers from off of...

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When Hansard goes bad

Yesterday I tuned into Hansard – via the ever-useful TheyWorkForYou.com – to read the maiden speech by new Lib Dem MP Stephen Gilbert. It was very good and you can read it too. All fine so far. I made...

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Should you vote if your vote doesn’t count?

Last night, in the run up to today’s festival of democracy, I tweeted this: Looking forward to putting my X next to a little birdie tomorrow and it counting for basically nothing thanks to FPTP. Yay...

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