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My Best Albums 2018

2018 has been a year dominated by Brexit, dance-orientated pop, radio-friendly mediocrity and the BBC whose grip on the music industry grows larger, more influential and tenacious. For me, few releases stood out as masterpieces and overall it’s not been amongst the best of years. That said, I haven’t heard everything although my list is [...]

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Brexit - Now We Know

The Referendum Vote
Overseas British residents, medium to long-term foreign UK residents, and younger potential voters could not vote. This amounts to more than 5 million potential voters who were not allowed to participate. With a small majority of Brexit voters this could hardly have been a fair and representative vote. In fact, potentially Remain would [...]

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50th Anniversary White Album

THE BEATLES, also known as THE WHITE ALBUM, is the ninth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968. A double album, its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the band’s name embossed, which was intended as a direct contrast to the vivid cover artwork [...]

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Tip For The Top: Shred Kelly

With electric crescendos and folk tinged anthems, Shred Kelly is known for their high energy live show which is set to tour the UK very soon. Over three albums and countless tours, the five British Columbians have developed their signature sound by taking inspiration from the mountains where they hail from and the people who [...]

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The Dangers Ahead

“The Pinter Theatre was packed to the rafters on 2 October 2018 in high anticipation of a major event. We were there to witness a very special occasion: a performance by Mark Rylance of Harold Pinter’s 2005 acceptance speech for the Nobel Prize for Literature, which he titled Art, Truth and Politics. Sir Mark Rylance [...]

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Let The People Decide

Businesswoman Gina Miller has launched a national campaign to “END THE CHAOS” of Brexit by publishing “unspun facts” so people can decide for themselves what they want to happen next.
Announcing the movement in Dover, she said “political infighting” and other “bitter” tensions rising from the debate had “mired” the country. She hopes the “light of [...]

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