If you don’t know that there’s an Anti-War Demo on Saturday then you must be living on another planet. From what I’m seeing the number of people who are planning to go on this demo is huge. When I was a student, I was surrounded by people who thought like me and we’d all go… Continue reading Anti-War Demo
Anyone remember Tom Robinson? Well he’s got a good page on his web site about what we can all do to protest about the forthcoming war. I particularly like the Clone of the Attack poster.
Those excellent people from Stand are at it again. This time they are asking people to register their feelings about the proposed introduction of ID cards in the UK. The government are currently undergoing a period of public consultation on this matter and they claim that the responses they’ve been getting have all been very… Continue reading ID Cards
Tony Blair may have joined the Maggie Thatcher fan club, but luckily the ideals of the Thatcher-hating 1980s lives on. Very soon after the Guildhall erected a statue of her, it was attacked and the head was broken off. The man who did it made no attempt to escape and used his trial as an… Continue reading Off With Her Head
The Guardian today has a front page with the headline Tories fall to lowest point for four years. They are saying that the Tory party’s popularity rating has fallen to 27% which is the lowest it’s been since 1998. Frankly I’m surprised it’s so high. The Tory party is falling apart. Since their defeat in… Continue reading The Vanishing Tories
A report on the BBC site says that Maggie Thatcher has been praising Tony Blair again. When will he learn that being praised by the most evil person to ever sit in Parliament is a sure sign that you’re doing something fundamentally wrong.
I love the new PETA anti fur advert featuring Sophie Ellis Bextor.
Today is Remembrance Sunday in the UK. It’s always held on the nearest Sunday to November 11th. All of the royal family and the big name politicians get to lay wreaths at the cenotaph in front of representatives of the survivors from the two world wars. Of course, each year now, the numbers of survivors… Continue reading Poppies
I spent a large part of the 1980s on political demonstrations where the size of the crowd was consistently underestimated in the media. “The size of the crowd at the CND demonstration was estimated at 250,000 by the organisers – official police figures put the number at two dozen”. It’s therefore very tempting to see… Continue reading Crowds
In the UK we have an organisation called the Countryside Alliance. It’s a group of country-dwellers who want us townies to stay out of their lives and let them carry on living the way they have for thousands of years. Actually, it’s just a front for a bunch of murderous thugs whose idea of a… Continue reading The Countryside Alliance