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SHEDNOTES 101: Billi on Mili and the rise of the pseudo-event

Bill Bailey had a good line about Ed Miliband … “Like a plastic bag stuck in a tree. No-one knows how he got up there and no-one can be bothered to get him down.” The Shed has also enjoyed Marina … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 99: Some of Churchill’s last advice

The Shed has voted to file Ann Treneman in The Times, reporting Peter Tapsell, 85, the last serving MP to have sat in the Commons with Winston Churchill … Churchill would go to the smoking room, where young Tory MPs … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 98: Some truth about work

Paul Mason, economics editor of Channel 4 News, got a salute in The Shed for his comments in the Money section of the Guardian, April 2015, short version below: In this election it has become obligatory for politicians to appear … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 97: A farming policy

The Shed has just read another report on the plight of the dairy farmers which adds nothing to the hundreds of previous reports on the plight of the dairy farmers The Shed has read and contributed to in its collective … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 96: Why Farage gets Labour votes

The Shed has had enough of Nigel Farage, and suspects UKIP will regret its over-use of his limited charms when it comes to the vote, but he continues to score a point or two, as he did when interviewed by … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 95: Proper conservatism

  The Shed has to confess to being a bit behind with its election commentary. We did like Simon Jenkins, Guardian, when he wrote … We won’t touch. We’ll change nothing. We’ve mucked you about long enough and will leave … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 83: Understanding Mandy

Mark Gatiss plays Peter Mandelson in an upcoming doc-drama called Coalition and has been studying his man. He told the Telegraph 1.3.14:  “There’s this lovely old clip where he’s eating a yogurt and drops a bit on his tie.  He … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 80: And an employment policy to discuss

The Shed has been catching up on House Of Cards, in which Kev is going for glory with AmWork, a plan to create 10 million “real, paying jobs”. The jobs would be created in national infrastructure investment and the armed … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 79: An education policy

The Shed has not yet declared an education policy so here is one. a) Abolish the national curriculum and put all schools in competition to meet local needs. b) Clear the way for the appointment of teachers who might currently … Continue reading

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SHEDNOTES 71: C words

The Lib Dems have lost points with The Shed by blocking a bill to allow terminally ill patients to opt into experiments with new treatments. The bill was driven by Lord Maurice Saatchi, who lost his wife to cancer. The … Continue reading

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