politics

The North Koreans are attention-seeking again, flaunting the possible launch of some sort of rocket that possibly might be the putative Taepodong-2 ICBM. And, apparently, the US government is thinking of shooting it down with their ballistic missile defence system. Well, system. Experimental test rig would be more accurate. This is incredibly stupid. Fortunately for…

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I don’t usually engage with the “decent left”/”pro-war left”/whatever gabble, but this is ridiculous. Sadly, the Evening Standard‘s web presence is still too impossibly dire to link to, so this has had to wait. Kelly said she wouldn’t change the way social housing was allocated in response to the success of the BNP in using…

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Does anyone else feel that General Jackson really shouldn’t be sending out press releases to demand more fawning from a hostage his soldiers have rescued? Isn’t it part of the tradition that you do your duty not because you expect adulation but because it’s your duty? I remember Jacko being interviewed by the BBC just…

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