Old Crow from the archives

I think pretty much everything in my RMT piece from last summer still applies today. Note in particular: 1) Low turnout and non-spectacular majority indicating this is a Crow effort not grassroots; 2) Tories using the RMT's intransigence to lobby for (even) more draconian public sector anti-strike rules; 3) DLR, Thameslink, Overground are all working … Continue reading Old Crow from the archives

Isn’t this just obvious to everyone?

Clive has a good piece up on CiF on the way that internationally, David Cameron is going to be perceived as the UK's George W Bush, both for his buffoonery and his disdain for international agreements. Being a CiF thread, the comments spiralled into Europhobic lunacy. However, responding to a silly-ish question there did give … Continue reading Isn’t this just obvious to everyone?

Nobody who gets anything wrong should ever be allowed to do anything again

Let's assume you're an excellent journalist (yes, I know for most bloggers this would be a bit of a heroic assumption, but never mind). You spend 15 years working your way up through various jobs until you're editor of a national title. You do the job very well. Then the chairman of the large media … Continue reading Nobody who gets anything wrong should ever be allowed to do anything again

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-06-07

UKIP aren't just comedy loons, they're lying bigots: http://tinyurl.com/m74qbe #ukiparetwats # Green Party in 'don't understand decentralised decision-making or economics; are hacks' shock: http://tinyurl.com/nu2kmb # Eric Moody may be an ex-BA captain, but he's also a disgraceful rentaquote hack: http://tinyurl.com/map6qj # CNN were reading off messageboard posts from an unmoderated aeroplane fans' forum last night … Continue reading Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-06-07

The uniforms were also pretty

Quote of the day: I’m not sure I can vote UKIP: rather like voting for Hitler because you like his re-armament policies and hope that the bit about the Jews was mostly for show.. Starting a single-issue party that's obsessively dedicated to ending a flawed-but-democratically-elected transnational institution's influence over what happens in your country by … Continue reading The uniforms were also pretty