Category Archives: The War on Stupid

Somebody nearly forgot to think about Teh Children

Here’s an extract from a nice letter that I read in the paper on my way into London today: Don’t help terrorists by spreading fear: Counter-terrorism experts familiar with explosives know these were not the types of car bombs that … Continue reading

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Treat yourself to a trip to the movies

Taking Liberties opens in cinemas today. I highly recommend it. Cinema listings here.

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Meanwhile…

Guardian – Straw backing bid to exempt parliament from FoI laws Independent – Labour backs Tory member’s Bill to protect MPs’ privacy But surely if they’ve done nothing wrong, they have nothing to fear…

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Taking Liberties

I went to the press screening of Taking Liberties on Thursday night (YouTube trailer here): I sat next to Beau Bo D’Or, who thought the issue ordering was a bit shambolic (therefore making the film less useful to the uninitiated). … Continue reading

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It’s what now?

Bloody hell… it’s Friday already! Where did my week go? PS – Some ‘Guido’ news here and a summary here. Oh, and this… you have to see this.

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Headline of the year

Mark Thomas – ‘Tony Blair is a cult’ Applause for that… and this: Indymedia – Mass lone demo breaks Guinness Book of Records

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Certainties

BBC – ‘No guarantee’ in terrorism fight: The government “cannot guarantee 100% success” in its fight against terrorism, the home secretary says. John Reid said he could only promise “100% commitment” from police, security services and the Home Office as … Continue reading

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Listen to BBC Radio 4… now!

A busy day today… this managed to sneak up on me… sorry for the late notice (but there is a ‘listen again’ feature on the BBC page linked below). Remember Red Nose Day vs. SOCPA? Well, I can now reveal … Continue reading

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Trident

This. Lots. Oh, and this too.

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SOCPA: Has an exception been made for Comic Relief?

Well, here’s some new information; For this year’s Red Nose Day, Comic Relief is highlighting issues surrounding mental health. OK, so that’s raising awareness of poverty, aid, Fair Trade and mental health issues… and you can do all of this … Continue reading

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