Meme meme meme

Freemania has done tagged me with a meme: 7 things I love. Not in order, and probably not accurate. 1) intelligent girl-pop. c.f. 2) Chris Morris. Explanation required? Go elsewhere. 3) London. Everything about London. Name a thing you don't like about London and I'll like it. Well, apart from fiver-a-mile cab fares. 4) Writing. … Continue reading Meme meme meme

Quote of the day

From the comments here: Starting an illegal war and allowing the banks to ruin the economy, neither of those is sufficiently serious to bring down a government. But a couple of free dinners… The original piece is interesting as well - the Telegraph smearing a couple of Lib Dem MPs, one for letting his daughter … Continue reading Quote of the day

A thing of beauty

Charlie Brooker sums up Britishness with t3h excellence: I was born in the 70s and grew up in a tiny rural village. There was, I think, only one black kid in my primary school. One day, someone pushed him over and called him "blackjack". The headmaster called an impromptu assembly. It involved the entire school, … Continue reading A thing of beauty

Evidence-based policymaking

The shouty left are far more likeable than the New Labour 'left' or the Tory right in general, and their opinions on the things that really matter - murdering foreign civilians, locking people up without charge, banning freedom of speech, and such like - are generally spot on. However, one way in which they drive … Continue reading Evidence-based policymaking

What sort of people do we want in the UK?

Doctors? Engineers? Refugees from torture? No, the consensus is apparently that the people we most want are third-world mercenaries. Not quite sure why 'being a mercenary who signed up in the full knowledge they'd get a giant sack of money and no British passport' ought to put one to the top of the 'British passport' … Continue reading What sort of people do we want in the UK?