So, how would Dáil Éireann deal with a post-apocalyptic scenario? – Jason O’Mahony asks the question for the Irish political system, and I’m sure someone can fill in the blanks for the British one.
A slice of London so exclusive even the owners are visitors – A look at who lives in some of the most expensive property in London, and how often they actually use it.
Entrenching inequality – Stumbling & Mumbling on a report that shows “Inequality undermines the confidence of the disadvantaged and boosts the con dence of the advantaged.”
You cannot run a public service like a business, and here’s why – Are businesses and public services fundamentally different? (via)
Iceland’s ‘crowd-sourced’ constitution is dead – An explanation from an Icelander of what’s really happened there, which isn’t the same as some of the more excitable commentary from outside.

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With Oxford Airport having chosen to rebrand itself as London Oxford Airport – and the real surprise in that story is that Ryanair aren’t involved in this latest attempt to redraw the map – are we nearing the point where we might as well just rebrand every airport in the country with ‘London’ at the start of its name? After all, a fast Intercity train from Birmingham International might get you to the heart of London even faster than venturing onto the Tube from Heathrow.

But, I suspect the conflating of London and Oxford as a single location might just be the key to pushing a visitor to Britain over the edge into a full-on gibbering breakdown, possibly when they get lost in the streets of London Oxford and find that the fabled Tube has four wheels and travels on the road.

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