Tag: The Guardian

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Yeah! What has the European Convention on Human Rights ever… oh. I see.

https://youtu.be/ptfmAY6M6aA God I love Patrick Stewart.

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Lording it over us!

While the government cuts whatever services it can get it hands on and warns us that, after the next election, there will be even more cuts "on a colossal scale", their colleagues in the House of Lords are jut as out of touch as ever. The Guardian today reports that attempts to save money in ...

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Because “god” says so?

I came across some pretty slipshod and childish arguments from Tanya Gold in The Guardian this morning. And the article has (predictably) unleashed a torrent of comments as a result - not all of them logical or even coherent. But that's the internet for you. It was enough to prompt me to write about it here, ...

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Why does my brain hate me?

A few days ago, I read a story online about killer hornets in China that are scaring the living bejeezus out of the locals. And killing quite a few of them, too.  The Guardian also had a look at these beasts yesterday. The press descriptions of these monsters is like something from the dark, clammy ...

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Because they can’t see the cover art…

The Guardian reports how the first ebook charts reported in June are filled with smut erotic fiction. She reigns supreme in the world of paper, with The Cuckoo's Calling topping hardback sales and The Casual Vacancy sitting at the top of the paperback bestseller charts, but there's no space for JK Rowling on the inaugural ebook bestseller ...

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How not to run a country

I’m Irish, but haven’t lived there since 1998. I’ve observed the enormous changes the country has experienced since then, both through the lens of international media and during my own visits “home”. The recent economic collapse – for that is what it is – has left me feeling very conflicted. I would never wish IMF ...

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Postal Meltdown: Part Deux

So it would appear that I'm not paranoid - the postal service in London is indeed pants. The excellent Londonist blog has drawn my attention to some research the Guardian carried out on postal deliveries - by posting letters and timing their arrival all over the UK: The newspaper posted 111 first-class letters at a ...

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Thought for the (religious?) Day

Sue Blackmore makes an excellent point in the Guardian's "Comment is Free" - something I've thought about a lot over the past couple of years. Every morning, BBC Radio 4's Today Programme broadcasts a brief "Thought for the Day" slot. A couple of minutes where a religious thinker - priest, vicar, rabbi, imam - reflects ...