Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-31

Not enjoying return to work. Feel utterly poleaxed, even though Monday was a day of great sobriety and moderation. # "What's *like* Butt Hole but slightly more polite?" "I know, 'Archer'!" # @antonvowl @billybragg bloody hell, that's some scary voodoo you've got there # Germans in 'even more terrifyingly insane than us' award: … Continue reading Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-31

Longer Fraser Nelson

What the ignorant paranoiac says: The threat [of Terribly Bad Things if the Tories don't abolish all public services, taxes, etc] is abstract, but needs to be made real. What this means: There isn't actually a disastrous crisis that means we'll need to abolish all public services, taxes, etc, but if we lie that there … Continue reading Longer Fraser Nelson

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-24

"Why is the misfortune of losing a pet worthy of more consolation than the much greater one of being stupid?" # A sledgehammer to crack a nutjob: #sackdorries #reformdaftenglishlibellaw #thebarclaybrothersarevilecrooks # Victoria Coren is t3h excellents: # Powered by Twitter Tools.

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

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