Category Archives: The War on Stupid

The Self-Justification Circle-Jerk

Once more into the long grass, dear friends… let us mire those who oppose us in an endless debate about their values and ours with a glorious troll… The Euston Manifesto. Norman Geras and Nick Cohen – The Euston Manifesto … Continue reading

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Two quickies

1. Until the 4th of May, the bulk of my political bloggage is going to be over at the Backing Blair weblog. 2. I’m sure I don’t need to explain why you should do this… Jim Murphy Intolerant and dictatorial … Continue reading

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Brian Haw needs your support today

The Home Office and Metropolitan Police are appealing against the High Court decision in July last year that Brian is exempt from the ban on unauthorised protest near Parliament brought in by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act. The … Continue reading

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Wipe your chin – the bullshit’s dripping

Condi Rice (31 March 2006): “People have the right to protest, that’s what democracy is all about,” Rice told reporters at a British aerospace plant. “I would say to those who wish to protest, by all means.” Tony Blair (11 … Continue reading

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I read the news today (oh boy)

Here’s a little nugget that has passed most people by: BBC – Intelligence lessons of 7/7: Whitehall officials have told the BBC they are now facing an unprecedented number of terrorist plots in Britain. They say the threat of home-grown … Continue reading

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ID Cards – please excuse the link-dump:

Spy Blog – The final vote on the Identity Cards Bill 2005 – Ayes 301 (including the Conservative front bench) Noes 84 NO2ID – ID Cards bill passes BSSC – Official: It’s Compulsory Perfect.co.uk – Anyone who opts out is … Continue reading

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Your duty is clear

I would like to apologise to women everywhere… shortly. First, there’s this: I didn’t reach Page 45 of today’s Independent until Justin and Rachel brought it to my attention. I had other things on my mind this morning. But I’ve … Continue reading

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Why you should march this weekend

Independent – Blair on Iraq: ‘I’d do it all again’: Unrepentant and unmoved in spite of the rising death toll, Tony Blair has declared that if he was faced with the same circumstances, he would support the invasion of Iraq … Continue reading

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Questions, questions, questions……

Scotsman – Taking prisoners to the edge of drowning ‘not torture’ says FO (Sat 11 Mar): Forcing a prisoner’s head under water until they believe they are drowning does not necessarily constitute torture or abusive treatment, the Foreign Office has … Continue reading

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But… but… but… we gave them Happy Meals!

Independent – Back home, but still imprisoned: The shadow of Guantanamo Sunday Herald – Guantanamo: Three tales of Terror Guardian Film – The Road to Guantanamo TONIGHT (March 9): The Road to Guantanamo, Channel 4, 9pm Plan to see it, … Continue reading

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