Fake Logic

An item like this… Fake news 'crowding out' real news https://t.co/JdRLgsds3A — BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) July 29, 2018 Will inevitably produce a response like this… Yeah and it all comes from the BBC — Ste Matthew Murray🇵🇸♿🏳️‍🌈 (@SteMattMurray) July 29, 2018 The work of ‘Fake news’ is done.

None Of The Above

Having listened to The Green’s Natalie Bennett on Radio 4 and LBC this morning I find myself even more convinced that I’ll be walking to the poll booth this May and sighing heavily as I spoil the paper by writing across it ” None of the above”. I find it hard not to see our…

Voting For The Least Worst Muppet Is Democracy?

  I’m still torn about these upcoming local police and crime commissioner (PCC) elections in the UK. On the one hand they’re cynical politicised toss. On the other they’re a mammoth waste of money. The options are, for me anyway; first up is don’t vote. None of the muppets standing are worthy of my vote and the whole thing…

They Do It Over There But We Don’t Do It Here

more about “How Swedish MPs handle expenses“, posted with vodpod The Beeb looks at how Sweden, known as probably Europe’s most transparent democracy manage their own MPs expenses and accommodation needs. Whilst watching the report I kept saying to myself ‘ah but how much is their salary’ and it turns out it’s on par with…

Wispa Victory And Other Minor Causes

I heard a Wispa I had commented in an earlier post about public protest energies being aimed at non political causes and my cynicism over the Wispa bar protesters at Glastonbury takes a temporary backseat as the same protesters are probably now revelling in victory as Cadbury have responed to the power of social networking…

UK MP’s vote to Exempt Themselves From Democracy

Having talked about the prospect before and hoping against hope that British MP’s would not revert to type, I now find myself groaning with a sense of predictability and deja vue as MP’s do indeed vote to exempt themselves from the scrutiny of the freedom of information act. Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker who has…