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Worth Reading 185: Atherton in Johannesburg

Get real, tomorrow is not going to happen. By Dan Hodges – “Because this is the Real World. Where Real Things Happen. In barely formulated tabloid-ish sentences that have somehow made their way into a broadsheet where they masquerade as incisive realism. With…

Worth Reading 181: Poisoning Ptolemy

With the dissertation over, I can get back to blogging some more. So here, have some links: Not such a good idea: Why you should think twice about online voting – a good article setting out the flaws with online voting. I work…

Worth Reading 174: Gavaskar’s first World Cup innings

The Inside Story Of “The Crystal Maze”, The Most Epic Game Show Ever Made – Another of BuzzFeed’s looks behind the scenes at a classic TV show. Pro-growth, anti-business – Being good for the economy and being good for business are not the…

2015 General Election Day 38: With the finish line in sight…

…it’s make your mind up time. Polling stations open around 12 hours after I’m writing this, and close 15 hours after that. Then Britain gets to make its real decision: BBC, ITV or Channel 4 for the election night coverage. Or you could…

2015 General Election Day 17: The Illuminati did not compel me to write this post

We’re two and a half weeks into the Campaign That Never Ends and we’ve finally got the manifestos from the five main parties all published. As I’ve said before, given that the election date was known a long time ago, there’s no real…

Worth Reading 167: Starting backgammon

Grayling: the Lord Chancellor who told the High Court to disregard the Rule of Law – Jack of Kent on the latest decision of Chris Grayling’s to be overturned by the courts. This time, he believes that because he makes the law, he…

Worth Reading 166: War with the Parthians, before and after

A Brief History Of The Yemen Clusterf*ck – A useful primer and historical background to help you make sage and expert comments about the latest flashpoint. The deficit: It’s a productivity thing – Failing to acknowledge lower productivity in the British economy isn’t helping…

Worth Reading 134: Offences not specifically mentioned in this chapter

It’s federal election time! – Probably only of interest to Lib Dems, but Jennie Rigg will be doing questions for federal committee candidates again, and wants your input on what to ask them. Utter scumbags – “What I cannot accept, however, is the…

Worth Reading 112: Emergency link supply

Have slipped in collecting links for a while, but here’s the latest smorgasbord from around the web. Andrew Neil – these are your climate errors on BBC Sunday Politics – Once again, Andrew Neil lies about science to bolster his own beliefs and…

Worth Reading 107: Qualifying benchmarks

Do we want fewer councillors, or should we make better use of those we have? – Andrew Coulson of the Institute for Local Government Studies asks a few questions about just what local government in the UK is for. Argonauts of the incredibly…

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