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Cameron Ross

the threat of prosecution to keep the chief executives in line. The State Council To sweeten the pill and to partially compensate the regional elite for their loss of membership in the upper chamber, Putin on September 1, 2000 created a new presidential advisory body – the State Council.28 The new body which is made up of all of the chief executives from the regions meets once every three months and is chaired by the President. There is also an inner presidium made up of seven governors (one from each of the federal districts), whose membership rotates each six

in Federalism and democratisation in Russia
City Fun and the politics of post-punk
David Wilkinson

zine’s approach would change as new voices came to the fore. Signed ‘P.N.’, the piece was in all likelihood written by Pip Nicholls, the ‘androgynous’ bass player of The Distractions who lived with Naylor and Carroll.69 Describing the Picador venue as ‘one of those contraception clubs, it could be as reliable as the Pill if used correctly’, Nicholls’ article displayed hints of the arch humour that would prevail from volume 2 onwards.70 This humour was often articulated through a camp inhabitation of existing discourses, generating a less declarative, more subtle and

in Ripped, torn and cut
Re-visioning family change
Jane Gray, Ruth Geraghty, and David Ralph

social housing. As a teenager, when she started going steady with her boyfriend she went to her GP to ask about contraception but ‘by the time I got the pill I was already pregnant, the damage had been done’. Because of her own experience, Ruth’s mother discouraged her from getting married. At first Ruth lived at home with her baby, but then moved into separate housing with her partner, the baby’s father. Their relationship was tumultuous because ‘he was wild and wanted to be out with the boys drinking … Throwing him out, taking him back, throwing him out, taking him

in Family rhythms
Theorising practice in Thomas Heywood’s Ages plays
Chloe Kathleen Preedy

: Oh these [those] were times Fit for you bards to vent your golden rymes. Then did I tread on arras, cloth of tissue, Hung round the fore-front of my stage: the pillers That did support the roofe of my large frame Double apparreld in pure ophir gold: Whilst the round circle of my spacious orbe Was throng’d with princes, dukes and senators. 2 In this passage, Heywood introduces several key concepts that recur in his prose defence: the involvement of noble and powerful figures, known for their political and military achievements, with the

in Thomas Heywood and the classical tradition
Peter Dorey

suffer limitations on increases in their pay-packets. Mikardo thus denounced In Place of Strife as ‘a provocation to strife’ (Mikardo, 1988: 176). Increasing antipathy in the PLP 123 Although Mikardo acknowledged that there were many positive proposals in the White Paper, he insisted that these were greatly outweighed by the three ‘penal clauses’. Mixing his metaphors, he described In Place of Strife as a mixture of ‘good and bad … the jam and … the pills’, and doubted whether ‘it’s worth paying the price of three swings in order to get the twenty-five roundabouts

in Comrades in conflict
Popular and personal discourse in the 1960s and 1970s
Jill Kirby

). 40 Ronald Arthur Baxter Rorie, Do Something about Those Nerves (London; New York: Wingate Baker, 1969), p. 32. 41 Ibid ., p. 7. 42 ‘Drugs – Are They a Help or a Menace?’ Daily Mirror (19 September 1955), pp. 6–7. 43 ‘Secrets of the Pill-Takers’, Daily Mirror (20 September 1955), p. 9. 44 Callahan and Berrios, Reinventing Depression , p. 110. 45 P. A. Parish, ‘The Prescribing of Psychotropic Drugs in General Practice’, Journal

in Feeling the strain
Jean-François Caron

effectiveness, the state saw the numerous negative long-term effects of the pill as a necessary evil, even though some soldiers became addicted to the drug and suffered dizziness, depression, and hallucinations, while others died of heart failure or shot themselves or their comrades during psychotic phases (Hurst, 2013 ). These historical examples should not be taken lightly and should not lead us to neglect

in A theory of the super soldier
Abstract only
Michael D. Leigh

Chapman was not placated. He was annoyed that Sheldon had made no provision for the anticipated shortfall, and feared that the present grant reduction was the ‘thin end of the wedge’. 32 His pessimism was justified. Twelve more reductions in government funding followed in quick succession. Dr Chaney of ABM described it as an ‘ever closing circle of restrictions on our mission schools’. 33 Government budget deficits necessitated these reductions in expenditure, but it made the pill no easier to swallow. 34 Public

in Conflict, politics and proselytism
David Geiringer

( 1996 ), pp. 27 – 34 . 11 The oral history material comes out of my PhD research. This thesis includes more details about the methodological approach taken and is available from the University of Sussex library. ‘The Pope and the Pill: Exploring the Sexual Experiences of Catholic Women in Post-War England’ (University of Sussex

in The Pope and the pill
Spenser, Sidney, and the early modern chivalric code
Jean R. Brink

would be too much for human wit, but Spenser, W.L. tells us, is ‘excus'd sith Sidney thought it fitt’. Sidney is here credited with inspiring Spenser to celebrate Elizabeth in the Faerie Queene. Spenser himself also describes Sidney as his inspiration for the epic in a dedicatory sonnet appended to the Faerie Queene (1590). He acknowledges Lord Grey as ‘the pillor of my life, / And Patrone of my

in The early Spenser, 1554–80