Monthly Archives: November 2010

My exclusive report on the first day of the Ashes having not watched any play whatsoever

Peter Bloody Siddle. That is all. At least, until I watch the ITV4 highlights.

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My interview with Norman Finkelstein

Norman Finkelstein is speaking at the University of Birmingham again tonight. So I thought that I would dig this interview I conducted with him for Redbrick out of the archives. I interviewed him in November 2008, and it didn’t get … Continue reading

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Why everyone should listen to the Ashes on Test Match Sofa

I’m not going to preview the Ashes, because people far more informed about this sort of thing than I am have already done so. I do, however, want to rave about one of my favourite discoveries of the year. If … Continue reading

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I am a genius (and other outbreaks of hyperbole)

Because my procrastination knows no bounds, I’ve been re-reading some of my old articles for Redbrick. [modesty blaze] Some of them are rather good [/modesty blaze]. I like this one, my satirical column from just over three years ago (although … Continue reading

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Fantastic Headlines 13 and 14

It’s been a while since I’ve posted any in this occasional series. I’ve been collected a few of them, and here’s two that tickled me relatively recently. First up, this one from the Daily Telegraph. I’m not quite sure what … Continue reading

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Naughty and NICE

In the week that saw the wrecking of the Conservative party headquarters by student demonstrators the Coalition Government continued, more quietly, in its ongoing project of vandalism against the machinery of the British state. This time it’s the National Institute … Continue reading

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You can’t condone the violence, but you can understand it

Some of my friends sit around every evening And they worry about the times ahead But everybody else is overwhelmed by indifference And the promise of an early bed You either shut up or get cut up, they don’t wanna … Continue reading

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