Category Archives: UK Politics

Tradition

Op-Ed Contributor – In Britain, Change You Can Bereave In – NYTimes.com. Good, snarky piece on British politics.

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Declaring Independence?

Am I the only one that finds it peculiar that a BBC map of Russian gas pipelines to Europe shows Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England as separate countries?

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ORLY?!?

Captain Kidd, human rights victim – International Herald Tribune While the French were flying six of the captured pirates to Paris to face trial, the British Foreign Office issued a directive to the once vaunted Royal Navy not to detain … Continue reading

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When it rains it pours

BBC NEWS | Business | UK in Liechtenstein tax data deal The UK’s tax authority has confirmed that it has paid an informant for data regarding British citizens who have accounts in tax haven Liechtenstein. First Germany, now the UK. … Continue reading

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Consultative Democracy?

Charlemagne | Ask a silly question | Economist.com The commissioner charged with “communicating Europe to citizens”, Margot Wallstrom, has unveiled proposals for opinion polling to be used “strategically”, so the wrinkles of pan-European opinion are not just taken into account … Continue reading

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Mistaken Priorities

The UK Defence Minister is taking a leave of absence to try to qualify for Le Mans. Sure, because it’s not like the British military is in the midst of major overseas deployments are anything.

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Punish the Poor

A British politicians thinks the unemployed should get longer sentences for their crimes, as they have more free time. Am I the only one reminded of debtors’ prisons?

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ADF is putting on an opera!

That’s right, Asian Dub Foundation has an opera about Qaddifi coming out next month. And to think I’ll be in California.

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Incredible

The Observer looks at the News of the World’s editor in light of the bugging accusations, and what’s really amazing is that tabloids bugging people’s phones is so widespread and accepted.

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‘Air tax hike would hit poorest’

So says EasyJet in response to MPs clamoring for an airplane tax. But really, isn’t air travel, budget or otherwise, a luxury, not a necessity? Sure an air tax would make up a larger proprotion of a budget ticket than … Continue reading

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