Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Racism: Infidel Papers and Counting Mohammeds

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 16:04 331 Comments

Now and again, I get those big chain emails forwarded on to me by people who think that they are funny, that the messages are inspiring, or that there’s certain information I just must know. I don’t tend to get these emails very often because I tend to work on the theory that if it’s [...]

This was posted under category: Equality, Media, Politics, Scams & Spams

Why I Love The BBC

Monday, August 31, 2009 10:14 41 Comments

The BBC have come in for criticism from James Murdoch of News Corporation, who said: …a “dominant” BBC threatens independent journalism in the UK. [...] “The expansion of state-sponsored journalism is a threat to the plurality and independence of news provision,” he told the Edinburgh Television Festival. The scope of the BBC’s activities and ambitions [...]

This was posted under category: Media, Politics, TV/Film

Rant, but no Zen on Rantzen

Sunday, August 9, 2009 7:20 1 Comment

So Esther Rantzen is to stand for parliament as an independent MP at the next election. I don’t really wish to belittle the efforts of Esther Rantzen, after all we all know that she has a Heart Of Gold™ and no doubt has the best interests of the entire nation of Britain at heart, rather [...]

This was posted under category: Politics

Right To Die

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 7:20 4 Comments

Debbie Purdy has won her battle to have the law on assisted suicide clarified. This is being reported in many places as if she ‘has won her right to die battle’. This is misleading, for so so many reasons. Firstly, I don’t believe it’s actually illegal to die: I’m not aware of any governments actually [...]

This was posted under category: Crime & Policing, Disability, Life, Politics

Citizenship Test #FAIL

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 7:20 22 Comments

The Powers That Be™ have produced an official UK Citizenship Practice Test to see if you’re knowledgeable enough about the UK to be able to become a UK citizen. Unfortunately, there are one or two problems with it: someone a little more unkind than me (oh, okay, me) might wish to dub it the ‘Citizenshit [...]

This was posted under category: Politics, Public Sector, Standards, Technology

Find Your MP’s Expenses

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 7:20 2 Comments

After Parliament has published the MPs expenses claims in the greatest of detail, there would seem to have been no need for the Telegraph to publish any more information. Unfortunately, and presumably in order to save the taxpayer money, the printer used by Parliament appears to have printed huge black splodges over most of the [...]

This was posted under category: Media, Politics

It’s just like living in…

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 7:20 7 Comments

Zimbabwe Iran. No it fucking isn’t. I’ve heard this line from the archetypal ‘man in the pub’ before. It started last year when Mugabe and his thugs rigged the election in Zimbabwe by brutalising those who might be prepared to vote against him. That was when I first heard it. Generally from some relatively well-off [...]

This was posted under category: Life, Politics

The BNP: Egg Stains On Democracy

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 20:52 19 Comments

Nick Griffin, the BNP leader, and elected MEP for the North West was pelted with eggs as he tried to hold a press conference. I’m no fan of Nick Griffin or the BNP. Indeed, in the build up to the European election, I voiced my

This was posted under category: Politics

The Most Democratic Party?

Thursday, June 4, 2009 18:30 18 Comments

Tim Ireland has been taking a look at the BNP’s published policies and seeing what, which and where he agrees with them. Or, as is considerably more likely, taking them apart piece by piece to find the holes in them. Now as I’ve said before, I’m not a fan of the BNP, so I’ve volunteered [...]

This was posted under category: Politics

European Parliament: Voting for who?

Friday, May 29, 2009 14:00 6 Comments

Right, I’m not 100% sure how the MEPs voting thing works (I think, using the party list, you vote for a party, and what proportion of the votes they get determines how many MEPs they have) but for the North East, there are three MEPs up for election. Irrespective of how disillusioned someone may feel [...]

This was posted under category: Politics