An occasional series of people we don’t read no more Totally, I say totally, unideological dataguy Keith Humphreys explains how his club can’t get the staff, and therefore the young people must get out of their dependency culture>: I was staying at my club in London and woke up to find that there was neither…Read More Hanging Up: samefacts.com edition
A point. Here are five major issues. The News International Crisis. The UNITE/Falkirk fuck up. Are we going to war with Syria? Austerity. Recreational benefits cuts. They have in common that Ed Miliband got them all right. On some of them, he got an undivided, absolute win – applying the humane killer to the News…Read More Moderately satisfied with the Ed.
This Indy story is making some waves. The first point I’d draw from it is that the UK special relationship with the Gulf states is getting another go-round, and William Hague seems mad keen. As well as a lot of effort to sell stuff, and the town the size of Wigan or Oxford made up…Read More Reading the newspaper, carefully
Looking back at that post of mine from February, by the way, I notice that Juliette Jowit is another disappearing woman at the Guardian political desk. She hasn’t published since 22nd March. This starts to look like a habit. I haven’t noticed the same phenomenon elsewhere in the paper. So what happens to these women?…Read More Where are the women on the Guardian political staff?
Crisis for doomed Ed Miliband. The Guardian‘s ICM poll is in, and the news is grim. ICM reckons Labour is 3 points ahead of the Tories on voting intention. Since the last poll, the Tories have lost 4 points and Labour 1. That last poll was sensational indeed, as it showed Labour and the Tories…Read More CRISIS FOR DOOMED ED.
This is old news, but there was something I wanted to pick out here. Farage said: “Spot checks and being demanded to show your papers by officialdom are not the British way of doing things. Yes, of course we want to deal with illegal immigration, but what’s the point of rounding people up at railway…Read More Nigel Farage is right. Far right. But also, right.
Here’s a really fascinating article in Inside GNSS about the proliferation of electronic countermeasures against GPS. The heaviest users are lorry drivers, who use GPS jammers to disrupt management surveillance of their working day. I would guess that this has probably benefited from an existing culture of radar detectors, GATSO databases, and such. This causes…Read More GPS jamming for fun and profit, or at least workplace dignity
Big fat intelligence politics post up at the Fistful.Read More Post alert
Kantel makes a point I’ve tried to make before about Green politics. He’s having a go about the German Green party leader, Renate Künast, who’s decided it would be cool to order all public service canteens to observe a vegetarian day every week. He remarks that the party is a mixture of “neoliberalism dyed green,…Read More Austerity with organic cupcakes
Adam Elkus has an excellent post on the fundamental reasons why analytical blogging and journalism are useful. Obviously, being the heir to Abu Muqawama, he’s talking about people who either come up with silly movie-plot threats or else want to invade Syria with an arse full of armies. The point, though, has very wide applicability,…Read More Machbarkeitswahn