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Russell Brand – Messiah Complex, BIC 26th Oct 2013

Quite soon after the announcement of Russell Brand’s forthcoming stint as editor for the New Statesman, his subsequent article therein, and his grilling (okay, light toasting) by Jeremy Paxman on Newsnight we found ourselves in his company at the Bournemouth International Centre watching … Continue reading

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Under The Dome – Stephen King

When you get right down to it Stephen King’s Under The Dome is a great big book based on a fairly simple premise: what would it be like for a town full of people to be subjected to the sort … Continue reading

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God Save The Queen

I’ve been a bit out of sorts of late, despite the extra-long bank holiday weekend, and while watching some of the pageantry yesterday I started to make some sense of why that might be. Last week I happened in on … Continue reading

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Peaceful Protest

Nice comment from Charlie Brennan on the Independent piece on the tuition fees demo up in London: Peaceful protest is a meaningless exercise in an age where nearly all of our consent is manufactured by polls and media spin. Democracy … Continue reading

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The Wire – The Conclusion

A few weeks ago I started watching Season One of The Wire and got totally hooked on it, to the point where I watched the final episode of Season Five the other night. Several times since I’ve tried to write … Continue reading

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Simon Mann

Apparently 118 MPs rallied around New Forest East MP Julian Lewis, when he started up a campaign to secure Simon Mann‘s release from an Equatorial Guinea jail, where he ended up for his part in trying to overthrow the government … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Of Common Sense Please?

One of my personal gripes around UK drug law was highlighted in this case. Basically, the Government asked a bunch of scientists to evaluate the dangers of drugs both physically and psychologically, and then sacked the guy heading up the … Continue reading

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