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
This is one of the most interesting and considered pieces I've read, on a subject where it'd be easy to descend into dogma and slating. Read it. Speaking of corrupt and debased legal systems' inability to satisfy victims' families' need for justice, this is also SKILLS:
This is unimaginably, insanely dreadful: The John Band - Maten al Criminal I'm going to have to sue them right now, before Nick Cohen and the New Scientist get the libel laws abolished...
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
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
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
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?