Politics

Are the Irish government trying to destroy the nightclub sector entirely? That’s the effect the midnight curfew is likely to have after Covid rules previously closed them for 586 days…

When I’m writing headlines for this blog, I always try to follow a few rules. I try to make sure that the banner actually reflects the content of the post underneath it. There are few things I find more irritating than clickbait screamers which inevitably don’t deliver what they promise.…

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Do these people think they work for the mafia? Crispin Hunt, campaigner for #BrokenRecord, given sinister warning “dark forces are out to get me” after pointing out UMG boss Lucian Grainge’s obscene £150million pay for 2021…

Back in 2002, a butler to the British royal family, Paul Burrell, was charged with stealing a number of Princess Diana’s possessions. The case came to court, but was dropped a few days later after the Queen suddenly remembered she’d had a conversation with him on the very same subject…

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Double jabbed to get into clubs or no entry, paying festivals £75k to plug the vaccine rollout – why are governments so determined to treat younger people like fools?

Over the weekend, I read in the Belfast Telegraph about a forthcoming event called Emerge. It's taking place at Ormeau Park in south Belfast on September 17th and has the likes of Mella Dee and Eats Everything on the lineup. So why did it catch my attention, you might ask?…

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Texas promises $10k to anyone who shops a woman seeking an abortion attacks – isn’t it time DJs from the dance music world made their disapproval clear to see, or do they care more about their bank balances?

Anyone who cares about women's rights should be extremely concerned about what's happening in Texas right now. With the support of the US Supreme Court, the southern state has made abortion illegal in all circumstances. And if you think that's bad, it gets worse. If you find out about a…

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Boiler Room said they launched Honey Dijon’s career in order to get a government bailout last year – but just one question: did you really, Mr Bellville?

Yesterday, someone sent me some documents relating to the bailouts Arts Council England gave Boiler Room in 2020. And there are quite a few things which you curiously won't find mentioned by themselves or any of the other dance music press. For starters, there's this claim that their workforce is,…

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Is someone in parliament reading this blog? Barely 24 hours after I ask what’s holding up the Events Research Programme, the question pops up in the House of Commons!

When I'm on my laptop later, I must check if any IP addresses who visited this blog in the past 24 hours originate from the British Houses of Parliament. Either someone in Westminster visits this site or I'm not the only one who's wondering about this question. Yesterday, I asked…

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