Independent Living Fund to be shut down by 2015 →
And now, we begin to wonder what else this caring, sharing, “we’re all in this together” government can possibly cut. I know they wanted to shrink the State, but I didn’t think they wanted to make it microscopic.
Student fees: Met Police in talks over water... →
I’m more than a little concerned by how insistent both the Home Secretary and the Metropolitan Police are being in their statements denying that there are moves afoot to bring water cannons onto streets in order to control the student demonstrations. Experience tells me that vociferous denials usually means they’re at least thinking about it.
okcupid | HarryHarrison / 36 / M / Melbourne,... →
Or to put it another way … Julian Assange’s dating profile. Apparently. He claims to have “Asian teengirl stalkers.” Well, so does everyone on the internet. He likes “women from countries that have sustained political turmoil,” which, before the events of the last few months, I would probably have said wouldn’t have included the UK. But now, British...
“All desires have been denied to put me in...
David Cameron vs schoolboy →
A schoolboy wants to peacefully picket the constituency office of his local MP over the closure, due to budget cuts (surprise surprise) of the youth centre he attends. His local MP happens to be David Cameron. So the police take him out of class, give him what sounds like a terrifying talking-to, warn him that armed officers will be present, and threaten him with arrest. This schoolboy is 12...
What we're arguing against and what we're fighting... →
We need more articles like this, that soundly teach dumb fools like me the basics of economic theory, and why the current one is wrong. Just skip over the nauseating photo of George Osborne being patted on the back by his public school cronies - at least if you want to keep your breakfast in your stomach.
Inside the Parliament Square kettle →
Read this. It’s not (in my humble opinion) a particularly well-written piece of journalism. It’s over-emotive, it doesn’t seek to offer a balanced or objective viewpoint, and it’s by a writer who is obviously far too passionately involved with the cause she’s writing about and thus can’t seem to accept that there were, unfortunately, people at the latest student...
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -...– Quote from George Orwell’s 1984, sighted on one of the placards at today’s demonstration against the increase in student fees.
Just in case you need a reminder of a large part of what all these demonstrations are about, read this page from the Liberal Democrat manifesto during the last election.
Welcome to the UK
Riots in Westminster against the MPs inside Parliament voting to double and in some cases treble student fees, with students trying to storm the Treasury. Riots spreading into Oxford Street, where there is a resurgence of the demonstrations against the stores owned by billionaire tax-dodger Sir Philip Green. Demonstrators surrounding a car carrying Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles and...
Really, this is far far worse than your parents suddenly having an in-depth discussion about their favourite track on The Queen is Dead.
While Britain rails against the government, the... →
I couldn’t agree more with the argument stated in this article. I was as keen as anyone for BBC 6 Music to remain on the air, but the music world’s vociferous campaigning for that stands in stark contrast to their muted response to government cuts.