Rachel North – Legal Challenge to Government as Pressure Grows for Independent 7/7 Inquiry: Today I will go to the Home Office at noon with a small but representative group of bereaved families and survivors of 7/7 and serve the Home Secretary a legal letter. It is a letter before action. It outlines the legal case for an inquiry under the European Human Rights Act article 2, and states that we are prepared to go to a Judicial Review to challenge the Government on their continuing failure to hold an inquiry.
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Tim Ireland (bloggerheads)
David T (Harry’s Place)
Unity (Ministry of Truth)
J. Clive Matthews aka Nosemonkey/Europhobia
Peter Sanderson at ‘Earthquake Cove’
Ian at PJC Journal
Back off man, I’m a scientist
Phillip Challinor – ‘The Curmudgeonly’
Ian Appleby (Imagined Community)
Davide Simonetti (Blairwatch and Nether-world)
Vino’s Political blog
Kate’s Home Blog
Paul Currion (The unforgiving minute)
Beau Bo D’Or
L’Ombre de l’Olivier
(also Katy Newton via the Devil’s Kitchen site)
The Ethical Palaeontologist
The Remittance Man
A Gentleman’s Commonplace
On with my life…
The Monkey Tennis Centre
Lots of possible entries lurk under the Parliament I.P. address 184.108.40.206. There’s a nice breakdown post of US-centric highlights plus comments here, for those who would like to know what they might be looking for; more advanced users may wish to switch to manual and follow their nose.
I’m glad to see the back of him. Like Alastair Campbell, he’s nothing more than a media-savvy sociopath.
(To paraphrase Banksy; why work hard to excel at any one thing when you can simply excel at cheating?)
An excellent and useful article from Richard Engel:
The LA Times – Wars within wars in Iraq: Despite what you may have heard, there is no “war” in Iraq. Rather, there are many wars raging through the Shiite, Kurdish and Sunni territories. These wars are complicated and deep-seated, with roots that, in some cases, go back centuries. But this is not what Americans are often led to believe…
What the hell is this?
7 weeks after I was promised payment by Emap, I get an envelope with my name and address hurriedly scribbled on the front. There isn’t a cheque inside; instead, there’s a BACS form for me to fill in… with my ‘vendor ID’ hurriedly scribbled into the first field. Surely they could have sent this 7 weeks ago.
If Emap are going to strategically classify this payment as a ‘gesture of goodwill’ they’ll want to be far more convincing about it.
OK folks, here’s a short video that’s designed to prompt, promote or enhance future posts about Iraqi interpreters. Embed at will… and don’t forget to push the petition.
[happily snipped by request]
Linky-dink button to follow.
UPDATE – As promised, here’s a handy linking buttony thing
Copy and paste the code below to use this button on your website or weblog:
(Psst! Scotch… I owe you one, mate.)