Government and despondency

You saw it, of course, at the Beeb: Election issue? ……………………. It’s 17:51 and I just have to add to this post, on something entirely different. Just went around my blogrolls and was alarmed at the number preparing to pack…

Sub Judice

The three of us have been discussing one comment in particular from last evening and can’t see how we can publish it at this point, when it involves a sub judice matter in a UK court. In our eyes, it’s…

Background

Inspired by Churchmouse’s post on the use in the US of electoral colleges I thought I’d post this video. Readers may well have seen it before but if you’ve a spare ten minutes or so I feel it’s worth watching…

Car Smoking Ban

The idea of a ban on smoking in cars has been mooted for a while now. Despite protestations that it is a ban too far and that cars are private spaces –  and not everyone is carrying a child on…

Appropriate Name – Big, Unwieldy And Dumb…

…and nearly went extinct, only to be saved by die-hard fans: An award-winning project in Burnley which aimed to get more children exercising and eating healthily has run out of cash. Oh dear, so sad, too bad…. Burnley Council’s BUFFALO…

What is ‘critical thinking’?

Last year, in a piece in Academe magazine, a professor of English at the American University in Rome wrote, “What they teach in the hard sciences might be useful, but for real critical thinking, you have to go to the…

What’s ‘Progressive’ About This?

Bristol should implement a “progressive squeeze on cars” to solve its transport problems, campaigners have been told. It’s apparently ‘progressive’ now to force people out of their own personal transport and onto public transport, or non-powered bikes, is it? The…

It just keeps getting better/worse

Well, well well, for some reason or other I can’t find this story on the BBC, or the Guardian though both are continuing to pursue this one. Mail. New border agency scandal: Passport control allowed ferry passengers into Dover for…