31 May 2014
May 31, 2014

Making sense of ? hic : (

26 Comments

Politicians, the media and folk who lobby for this product or that cause often accuse each other of misleading the public. And of course it’s true that most people with an angle present  information in a way that helps their case, or cause. People expect that, though, and are pretty good at filtering. If they’re.. read more →

22 May 2014
May 22, 2014

Grubby Greens

2 Comments

We had a Green Party rep at the door earlier here in London re: local and EU elections. He pointed out that while the local Labour council opposed HS2, the Labour Party supported it. It’s this kind of duplicity which makes the mainstream political parties untrustable, he said. “Vote Green, we’re different”. “Fair enough, so,.. read more →

Threats to UK democracy (what other kind is there?) used to be easy to identify. The Soviets, resurgent fascism, terrorism. Those sorts of things. Nowadays, though, it’s getting at lot harder to work out exactly what these pesky threats to our way of life are. For example, is the overthrow of an elected regime in.. read more →