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Recalling 'Black Wednesday'

by Martin Odoni

One tradition I do find fascinating at the close of every year is the publication of National Archives’ documents after their 30-Year-Rule… 2,227 more words

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Musical Advent Calendar Day 7: Norman Lamont - Not About to Fly

For no better reason than I was in his good company last night, today’s choice is a pal of mine, the unfeasibly talented Norman Lamont. I left with a coveted review copy of his new long player, to be released in March, but meantime, here’s one of my existing favourites, from his 2014 album, … 196 more words

Saudi Arabia thirty years ago - the mother of all U-turns

Those of you who follow events in Saudi Arabia will be used to the description by many Saudi-watchers of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as impulsive. 795 more words

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Today: Trump vs Iran

this morning (saturday 14th), 7.52-7.58am, and 8.45-8.50am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by justin webb and mishal husain) includes …

“Would you have advised prime minister Netanyahu to come out as he did in favour of President Trump’s decision when the International Atomic Agency says Iran is implementing the deal?”

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Black Wednesday 25 Years On. I miss "The Economy"...

Yes, on this day in 1992, John Major’s government, only months after its surprise re-election, was forced to withdraw Britain from the Exchange Rate Mechanism. 533 more words

New Collaborations

I written before about creative collaborations, and how, basically, I’m a bit of a slut when it comes to them. I’ve never really seen writing or making music as a solo activity – especially the latter; and some of the things I’m proudest of in my output have happened that way: for example, the poetry pamphlet I did with Jane McKie, … 411 more words

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