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Ian Cundell
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Paul Kirwan was one of my circle of chums when I was at LSE, a garrulous and quick-witted son of Essex, a Billericay boy through-and-through. Chuck that first reaction away – Paul was all the good bits of “Essex boy” without the whole “dodgy wide boy”…
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A couple of weeks ago I drove down Olney High Street and as I passed One Stop it seemed to me that the lights were designed to offer a path to the church end of town. I don’t know if that was intentional, although the effect would be even more compelling…
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November 11
November 11
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I don’t know who did it. It is likely that she (or he) was younger than me, since Carr Saunders Hall was mainly full of undergrads and I was one of the small group of postgrads; it is probable that he (or she) was one of those who volunteered to staff the…
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So a housing White Paper came out. It called for a wider range of housing providers. Up to a point. If only there was a single image that encapsulates where the real problem is. If only there were… oh. Wait.
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This has been a stupid year. Death was stupid I know death is pretty stupid at the best of times, but couldn’t it at least have taken an out-and-out evil twat, as well as all the nice people? Not some half-witted, brainwashed suicide bomber, but someone…
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Aberfan – 50 years ago today – is the earliest memory to which I can put a specific date. I don’t know if I can truly remember the World Cup final in the same year, because the key imagery has been shown so many times I can’t sort real memory from…
Aberfan: how bright their frail deeds.
Aberfan: how bright their frail deeds.
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The trouble with economists and political scientists is that they do not understand space. While the notion of borders may seem clear to them, they are not properly trained to understand geography. So forget the market turmoil and the potential threat to…
Balkanisation: the shape of things to come?
Balkanisation: the shape of things to come?
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It was, pretty much, an impulse purchase. Since somebody had gone to all the trouble of sorting out absurdly complex music rights, it seemed downright rude not to take the opportunity to wallow in a bit of nostalgia for lazy Sunday mornings watching…
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Profoundly envious of those making the trip tonight. Bugger depression for fucking me up so badly that I had to sacrifice the season ticket to stay afloat. A few years ago I wrote this, as part of a  paying gig for one of WHU’s advisers. I was there for…
Days of Iron
Days of Iron
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