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Quirky, inclusive, positive: The New Day

A surprisingly fresh read

29 February 2016 · Leave a comment

Sorry, your Majesty. Crossrail should be named the Johnson line

Crossrail needs a new muse. Step forward Mr Johnson. Not that Mr Johnson.

23 February 2016 · 1 Comment

Fandom authenticity and identity. Or: which Conan t-shirt could I get?

People of Earth. I have a minor cultural dilemma, which on the face of it is fairly straightforward. Which Conan O’Brien t-shirt should I buy? But this problem is applicable … Continue reading

31 August 2015 · Leave a comment

Gordon’s ghost still haunts Prince George

Osborne’s budget is a tribute to Machiavelli – and Brown Reaction to George Osborne’s Budget has been mixed. From some sections of the press there has been predictable delight that … Continue reading

14 July 2015 · Leave a comment

Tony Pulis has left Selhurst Park. Let Palace be Palace

It’s been a relatively boring close season at Crystal Palace FC. A couple of signings. Some renovation at Selhurst Park. But less than forty-eight hours before the season kicks off, … Continue reading

15 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Late night pile up: a tragic story of business, branding, succession planning and jokes

Here in the UK we don’t really follow the US late-night talk show hosts. Sure, we get the Tonight Show and The Daily Show on cable, and Letterman has bounced … Continue reading

1 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Crash and Byrne: Liam never recovered from his Ratner moment

There’s been much talk about how Liam Byrne’s demotion from Ed Miliband’s shadow cabinet stems from his status as a Blairite. I say ‘much talk’ though I really mean a … Continue reading

7 October 2013 · Leave a comment

Hardworking may be the hardest word

Take a trip to the centre of Manchester between now and Wednesday and you may be greeted with this sight: That’s right. A hotel saying it’s for the hardworking – … Continue reading

29 September 2013 · 1 Comment

Why Geordie Shore is better than The Apprentice

It’s the interview episode of The Apprentice tonight and we’ve been promised a showdown between Claude and one of the candidates but to be honest I’m more looking forward to … Continue reading

10 July 2013 · 2 Comments

What should we call Crossrail?

Sunday’s Telegraph contained an article by the Mayor of London claiming credit for Crossrail (if I remember correctly, funding was secured in 2007, before his term of office began) and … Continue reading

4 June 2013 · 4 Comments

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