Don’t Mention The War

Tony Blair is banging on again about how a protest vote against the Iraq war will let in a Tory government. Let’s get a few things straight. If I don’t vote Labour, then it’s not just a protest vote against the war in Iraq. It’s also a protest vote against foundation hospitals, ID cards, top-up… Continue reading Don’t Mention The War

Onward Christian Soldiers (pt 2)

A few days ago I wrote something asking how George Bush and Tony Blair could reconcile going to war against Iraq with their christian beliefs. On Sunday, the Independent on Sunday asked similar (but more polite) questions to Tony Blair. his answers are interesting, but (to my mind) ultimately unconvincing.

40-something is the new 30-something

The Guardian had an article today about how the media seems to to be full of people writing about the angst of becoming 40. Apparently there are more TV shows about the subject in the pipeline. Is the media controled by people the same age as me? They also had a section on 40 things… Continue reading 40-something is the new 30-something

If not war, then what?

The Guardian asked a number of well-known “doves” what their alternative would be to war. Their replies make interesting reading. The consensus seems to be that there’s still no good reason to do anything and that the onus should be on the “hawks” to say why we need to do something. I was particularly impressed… Continue reading If not war, then what?