The clamour for change to the governance of English football feels like a constant refrain over the last twenty years. Prompted by the creation of a chasm between the Premier League and the rest, it has echoed a feeling that the game is becoming ever less ‘for the people.’ …


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The newspapers were vertical, as if forming some sort of riot shield of protection between the two seated gentlemen. In fact, there was no threat from each other — only from the world outside those walls. Behind the papers, their readers sat upright and in deep contemplation.

The sedate surroundings…


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Most of us nowadays understand that the places where we spend most time online — Facebook and Google mostly — charge us no money. Instead, they make their fortunes from the advertisers who pay to sell us their wares while we’re there. For them therefore, we are the product.

What…


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There can be few more critical issues to the country right now than the protection of those in the front line of Covid-19. We stood on our doorstep and applauded them; we require our Government to do right by them.

It looked like it was. Last year, we were told…


For some audiences (of a certain vintage), Christmas TV images start with a prison choir attempting to drown out the sound of tunnelling, a drunken husband’s late-night return home on a fork lift and a hostage drama’s botched attempt at spiked coffee.

The fact that all came from the pens…


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For many of us music is an escape but we also know of course that it’s a business. It always has been and as such it has a history of skulduggery and nefariousness in which the creator is often the exploited victim and the intermediary (manager, label, promoter) the exploiter…


When WEA set up Korova records as its pseudo indie label in 1979, it was primarily as a means of releasing material from an exciting up and coming Liverpool band called Echo and the Bunnymen. …


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In the first three weeks of March, we Brits spent an extra £1 bn on food. Fuelled by fears of shortages and maybe awareness in the back of our mind of a longer-term news thread around ‘food security’ and food riots in distant lands, the pandemic seemed to have caused…


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There is much current debate about how economies will recover from the Coronavirus recession that the IMF considers will be the worst since the Great Depression. Already most countries have spent and committed eye watering amounts which will likely take generations to recover. …


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The recent death of Diana Serra Cary didn’t make too many headlines but her life story should have. A child star in silent films of the 20s, she appeared in her first film aged just two and a half and was signed to a $1.5m contract by the time she…

Nick Fuller

UK based musician, writer and marketer. Interested in the world as it is and as we could make it.

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