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100 years old tomorrow: the singer who gave the Rolling Stones their name, McSmith

100 years old tomorrow: the singer who gave the Rolling Stones their name

McKinley Morganfield, born in Clarksdale, Mississippi, 4 April 1913

By | McSmith | Wednesday, 3 April 2013 at 2:26 pm

Toilets for itinerants, a ‘politically-correct hobby horse’ says Tory MP, McSmith

Toilets for itinerants, a ‘politically-correct hobby horse’ says Tory MP

Philip Davies, Mp for Shipley, thinks £820,000 shoudl not have been spent on giving travelers somewhere to wash and use the toilet

By | McSmith | Wednesday, 3 April 2013 at 12:07 pm

Paolo Di Canio: “I’m not a Fascist” (but Italy would be in a ‘better situation’ under Mussolini), McSmith

Paolo Di Canio: “I’m not a Fascist” (but Italy would be in a ‘better situation’ under Mussolini)

Interviewed for a book about West Ham in 2002, Di Canio denied being ‘xenophobic’ but preferred Mussolini to Italy’s elected rulers

By | McSmith | Tuesday, 2 April 2013 at 12:26 pm

Is the Foreign Office facing both ways over the troubles in Bahrain?, McSmith

Is the Foreign Office facing both ways over the troubles in Bahrain?

The British ambassador has condemned those who criticise Bahrain’s civil rights record, yet a foreign office minister says the UK “remains concerned.”

By | McSmith | Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 3:58 pm

Cameron’s words on immigration find favour with le Pen, McSmith

Cameron’s words on immigration find favour with le Pen

It is support form a quarter that the Prime Minister could do without

By | McSmith | Thursday, 28 March 2013 at 9:01 am

Iain Malcolm for South Shields is not good news for Jarrow’s MP, McSmith

Iain Malcolm for South Shields is not good news for Jarrow’s MP

How old rivalries between neighbouring south Tyneside towns once caused a punch up.

By | McSmith | Wednesday, 27 March 2013 at 1:01 pm

Why Vicky Pryce’s plea of ‘marital coercion’ could be the last, McSmith

Why Vicky Pryce’s plea of ‘marital coercion’ could be the last

A Justice minister discloses that the government is looking at scrapping the marital coercion law

By | McSmith | Wednesday, 27 March 2013 at 9:08 am

A Liberal Democrat promise goes nuclear – Time for another ’sorry’ video?, McSmith

A Liberal Democrat promise goes nuclear – Time for another ’sorry’ video?

Two Lib Dem Cabinet ministers give backing to an industry they promised to oppose.

By | McSmith | Tuesday, 26 March 2013 at 4:43 pm

One of the great choreographers doesn’t like the dance Eddie Mair led Boris Johnson, McSmith

One of the great choreographers doesn’t like the dance Eddie Mair led Boris Johnson

The West End veteran Gillian Lynne thinks that was no way to interview a gentleman.

By | McSmith | Tuesday, 26 March 2013 at 4:03 pm

Dear Barack, Dear Beyonce, fancy a trip to Oxford?, McSmith

Dear Barack, Dear Beyonce, fancy a trip to Oxford?

The Oxford debating Union has not lacked ambition in sending out next term’s invitations.

By | McSmith | Monday, 25 March 2013 at 4:11 pm

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