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  • Hard Lessons from the Decade of Greed

    November 14, 2009 @ 12:50 pm | by Harry McGee

    We have seen the full gamut of clever debating techniques employed by politicians and unions in the past couple of weeks.

    There is deflection:

    Such as: “People are missing the real scandal here. The Government is bailing out the banks while squeezing public services.”

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  • No Laughing Matter

    May 2, 2009 @ 10:52 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Worst political movie ever made? That was my initial and perhaps somewhat harsh judgment as I left the cinema after watching In the Loop which was so widely-praised I just had to go and see it. The main character is meant to be based on Alastair Campbell, legendary spin-doctor for Tony Blair.

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     Alastair Campbell: film version of his diaries would have been better (Photograph by
    Alan Betson)

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