Well, that’s a relief. I’m hopeful for America’s future in a way I never managed to feel about ours when Blair got in. Not for the first time, I find myself wishing Bill Hicks was alive to see a major world event. Would he still think this?
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Posted in journalism on Oct 10th, 2007
I’m intrigued by this story in the Guardian. The headline, YouGov claims influence over Brown’s election retreat, sounds distinctly sinister to me. Isn’t the purpose of a polling organisation to find out what people think? A quote from the company head also sits uneasily: YouGov chief executive Nadhim Zahawi explained that in the past polling [...]
Another campaigner outside the Brighton Centre this morning, this time with a placard: Jesus is the only saviour for sin and all it’s consequences Now I don’t mean to come over all Lynne Truss*, but if there’s one way to get your message across it isn’t with an errant apostrophe.
Posted in politics on Sep 19th, 2007
Well, it nearly did. At first glance, this morning’s immigration headlines suggested the LibDems had successfully got their conference agenda into the news. Alas not; a chief constable’s Radio 4 interview appears to have generated at least as much coverage as the party’s immigration amnesty vote. Anyway, a consequence of living in Brighton is the [...]
On the subject of Wikipedia and changes, am I the only person who isn’t especially exercised about the current Wikipedia sanitation furore? Perhaps I’m just a naturally cynical person: does it really surprise anyone that people and corporations are inclined to massage the entries about themselves in a publicly accessible encyclopedia? I’m reminded of the [...]