Tag: uk_politics

September 10, 2010
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 Street, yesterday. However, do you feel they might be suggesting something?

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 for the Queen’s speech.. The other protester was Barbara Tucker, who was arrested when she pointed out to the police that they didn’t have cause to arrest Brian.

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 out the window.

I used to like John Humphrys. I believe that there was a time when he was an truly incisive penetrating journalist. However, I feel he has now simply become pure ego, drunk on his own reputation, and given to interupting and haranguing every other word.

May 4, 2010
February 14, 2010
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.