Tag: uk_politics

September 10, 2010

Amused to read here that Tony Blair’s memoirs contains dialog apparently from fictional sources. In ‘A Journey: My Political Life’, he quotes the Queen as telling him “You are my 10th Prime Minister. The first was Winston [Churchill]. That was before you were born”. For…

September 8, 2010

This made me laugh, a Daily Mail article about the News of the World phone hacking allegations, illustrated by a picture of ex-editor and now government communications chief Andy Coulson. According to the caption, the picture was taken of him on his arrival at Downing…

May 25, 2010

In the Queen’s speech today, a new “great repeal bill” was announced, designed, amongst other things, to restore the right to protest. Meanwhile, in today’s news, anti-war protester Brian Haw was one of two people arrested by police, as they cleared the area in preparation…

May 19, 2010

My radio comes on every morning with Radio 4’s Today programme. For me, it used to be essential breakfast time listening. Now, more often than not, if I hear John Humphrys’ voice, I have an urge to either turn the radio off, or throw it…

May 4, 2010

The Green Party, handing out election leaflets on the street to anyone walking past, who then look at them once and throw them on the floor.

February 14, 2010

Interesting article in the Times here.

May 21, 2009

Just watched Question Time, which this week was all about the sorry state of affairs regarding MP’s expenses. A frequently heard comment from the audience was “Why can’t we have a general election, now”, and this was supported (no surprise!) by both William Hague (Conservative) and Vince Cable (Lib Dem). To my surprise, I was more in agreement with Ben Bradshaw (Labour) who said that to do so would let those who committed the most serious offences to get away with it. I’ll explain why I think this is so.