Worth Reading 15: Ides, ides, ides

The Daily Mail And Stephen Green: A Torrid Romance – The Mail, as ever, is never afraid to eat its own in the interests of a good story
The Wilkinsons and ‘Christian’ opposition to anti-discrimination laws – “If the Wilkinsons are truly naive and thought their B&B was just a private home, I wonder were they paying tax on the proceeds of their business, as well as complying with the fire and safety regulations that apply to B&Bs? If they were, they know fine well that the nature of their business meant that their home was, in law, treated rather differently than any other private home.”
Rupert Murdoch – A Portrait Of Satan – A fascinating look at the billionaire tyrant from Adam Curtis’ BBC blog
Woman Accused of Faking Disability by Nadine Dorries Has Painful Foot Operation – one day, people will stop taking Nadine Dorries seriously. Until then, we’ll just have to keep exposing her lies. (Warning, contains descriptions of surgery some people may find a bit graphic)
How to Take Over a Politically Unstable Country in Six Easy Steps – Your step-by-step guide to a coup, though I’m worried about putting this in the same roundup as Rupert Murdoch, just in case he starts getting ideas

And a special bonus for today – a guest post by me at Keep Colchester Cycling on my first bike.

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  1. That woman was comparatively lucky – though she won’t feel that way and obviously I’m not trying to trivialise her disability. The current government seem completely unaware of invisible and intermittent disabilities, judging by their welfare cuts. (Example: some days I walk with a stick. Other days I do triathlons. It’s all to do with how much pain I’m in. And the mobility isn’t my primary disability – that’s the mental health problems.)

    I understand people are going to be encouraged to grass up neighbours who they think are cheating benefits. Will everybody be given training in what a disability actually is, and what it isn’t? Most of us don’t use wheelchairs.

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