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This week on Question Time, we’re in the ruins of Ancient Mu.

The Regeneration of Doctor Who – Some interesting synchronicities between Doctor Who and the KLF. (This is because Bill Drummond is a Time Lord, of course)
Argh, plot bunny: free to a good home – Explaining he secret history of Hollywood
Rotherham, UKIP, And What We Don’t Know – Tim Fenton sums up the issues around the Rotherham fostering case very well.
Is there Bias on BBC Question Time? – A Very Public Sociologist looks at the political make up of the QT panels. It’s slightly better on gender balance than Have I Got News For You, though.
The cosy consensus I saw on Question Time’s panel is a disservice to every man and woman in Britain – Owen Jones after his appearance on QT.

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With my usual timeliness, containing Jubilee-related posts:

It’s time to demolish the myth about Tony Blair – Owen Jones on Blair’s real legacy
The real meaning of the Jubilee – “Marks and Spencer have taken flag-worship to such absurd, vomit-inducing levels, I can only assume an invasion of Waitrose is imminent.”
SpaceX Space Cadets Predictably Crowing Mars, Bitches! – I’m very glad I discovered Dale Carrico’s Amor Mundi. Sample: “Because SpaceX is described as a “commercial venture” all the usual Libertopian and Ayn Raelian types who throng futurological precincts have decided to pretend that becoming a government contractor engaging in a taxpayer funded exploitation of already existing mostly decades-old technology which itself already existed only because of the splendid efforts once upon a time of a For Real government space program which still made possible the launch to a state-consortium funded and maintained International Space Station represents “Going Galt” in space.”
6 things that are damaging Western democracy – Jason O’Mahony hits the spot again
The questions that must be answered over the unpaid stewards – And why do I get the feeling that we’ll be seeing similar questions asked when the Olympics roll around?

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