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Friday 27 April 2007

g7ukTalk: 27 April 2007

UPDATE (October 2008): this podcast has ‘retired’ into the archives. I’ve left the production notes below.

Chris joins me to talk about:

* Queer Up North: Europe’s leading queer arts festival which starts here in Manchester in the next few days, with events throughout May.

* Peter Tatchell

* Our show Bargain Hunters: why we haven’t made any more since June.

* Big Brother

* The TV phone scandals that have engulfed Britain recently and the recent BBC Panorama programme on the subject.

* The Basement Social Centre

* The Conservative Party

* Scally wear: we find out, does Chris own a hoody or any trackies?

* Doctor Who and Torchwood

Thursday 26 April 2007

The scaremongering over terror threats is growing…

…says person who read Home Secretary John Reid’s latest attempt.

(more…)


Filed under: Politics — GS @ 3:06 am
Wednesday 18 April 2007

127 dead in Baghdad. 32 dead in Virginia

At least 127 people have been killed in five or more car bombings in Baghdad.

‘A Reuters photographer at the scene said many women and children were among the victims. More than 90 people were injured in the attack.’ (The Guardian).

Meanwhile 32 died in Virginia yesterday.

Gosh I wonder which of these tragedies will be headline news in America and Britain every day for weeks to come?


Filed under: Crime,Politics — GS @ 2:38 pm
Sunday 1 April 2007

Blair’s acting career and grow-your-own Viagra craze hits garden centres

Two interesting stories today:

Blair: I’ll be treading the boards again — following his appearance on Comic Relief, Tony Blair has been asked to appear at the Old Vic in a production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

Grow-your-own Viagra craze hits Britain’s garden centres – a gardener has discovered that winter-flowering heather has the same effect as Viagra.


Filed under: General — GS @ 10:53 pm
Tuesday 27 March 2007

Manchester and slavery

Manchester’s wealth was founded on the cotton industry and dependent on slave-grown cotton. But the city was also at the centre of the anti-slavery movement.

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Filed under: Bygone Manc,History,Manchester — GS @ 1:35 am
Tuesday 13 March 2007

Iraq war has cost every person in Britain £88

The illegal invasion and war in Iraq has cost every person in Britain (all sixty million of us) £88 each.

‘The figures were released as MPs protested about the plight of Britain’s NHS hospitals’: The Independent.


Filed under: Politics — GS @ 3:19 am
Sunday 25 February 2007

Leaving Britain?

I really hate the drunkenness, violence and general thuggery that is everywhere in Britain now.

(more…)


Filed under: Crime,Manchester,Personal — GS @ 12:38 am
 
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