Year: 2010

On the wackiness of modern Britain (II)

The other day, and for once choosing to express myself with brevity, I pointed out how any wild accusations coming from British MPs that the blogosphere was crazed and unreliable were clearly examples of grimy old pots (British parliamentarians) calling…

On the wackiness of modern Britain

Paul Flynn MP has this to say of the Coalition government’s latest proposals to promote online petitions (the bold is mine): Labour MP Paul Flynn, a member of the Commons public administration committee, criticised the government’s proposal, telling BBC Radio…

An eclectic list of good "books"

Paul very kindly includes me in his Northern list of bibliophiles.  In order to comply with the requirements of the game he outlines, I think I should – however – widen the remit of the task assigned. I would define…

www.Green-Santa.com

Yep.  That time of the year when we should all look out for one another.  And your Green Santa needs you!  As this wonderful Christmas card goes on to explain: “Global Warming is melting Santa’s runway.  No runway means Santa’s…

Water sports anyone? (II)

Well, our adventure with water supplies is currently at a productive stage.  Just around the time the earthquake hit Cumbria last night, our ice-ridden external water pipe freed up sufficiently to return our supply to us.  Unfortunately, at the same…

Water sports anyone?

This isn’t an item on the technically misguided attempt by the Coalition government to improve the moral fibre of the nation by blocking Internet porn to British users. In any case, I suspect possibly ulterior motives here.  For if you…

Vince Cable’s "nuke ’em all" option

So this is the reality of coalition government.  The Telegraph catches Vince Cable saying the following: Asked about his influence in the government, he reportedly said he was prepared to use the “nuclear option” and resign, if he was pushed…

Cameron doesn’t need a Plan B

Andrew Rawnsley made a very coherent point this weekend which my summer reading had already led me to.  First, Rawnsley: I put it down to Tony Blair. Also to Margaret Thatcher. And to Mao Tse-tung. To understand this government, you…