Update for Brits who’re just waking up

Overall, we know about as much about what's going on as when as we did when I woke up eight hours ago. Things we do know: the Lib Dems got screwed, probably by the sustained 2-week barrage of media lies about them. Troll-like ex-home secretary Charles Clarke lost his seat, which is delightful. Pro-science campaigner … Continue reading Update for Brits who’re just waking up

Quick thought on speeches

Not sure if these are downloadable, but listening on the radio I was really struck by the difference between Gordon Brown and David Cameron's speeches on winning their constituencies. Mr Brown is in the wrong job, and needs to resign tomorrow no mater what the final results, but the speech was heartfelt, interesting, passionate and … Continue reading Quick thought on speeches

Semi-informed Northern Ireland poli-blogging

It's lovely to see Peter Robinson, the head of Northern Ireland's DUP (the Paisley-ite, hardline Unionist party), losing his Belfast East seat to non-sectarian Alliance candidate Naomi Long. Anything which makes NI less sectarian-driven has to be a good thing... The thing which makes it even funnier, by which I mean "if I was properly … Continue reading Semi-informed Northern Ireland poli-blogging

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-05-02

my copy of Faith No More's best known single won't play any more #epicfail # i can't get funding for my remake of Spartacus #epicfail # i've been multiplying two mathematical constants both together and by the speed of light, to no avail #epicfail # I always think of the Auteurs' Tombstone when passing the … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-05-02

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-04-25

I'm quite enjoying the ban - off to meet up with a friend who's supposed to be back in the UK, but instead is loafing in Sydney # has been the general manager of a large establishment, but still never would've thought they'd have put him in the Good Squad. # derives pathetic childish joy … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-04-25

Apart from more pies and shorter hours

I've been challenged to state what policy goals I'd actually favour: * Unlimited migration of people with A-level equivalent qualifications, or any non-academic skills in demand (defined as "more than no job adverts specify this, and it can be quantified") in the country of relevance. * Equal tax on all "getting more assets", whether house, … Continue reading Apart from more pies and shorter hours