Tag Archives: ukip

Worth Reading 109: Mouths of the wicked and deceitful

24 Hours In Any City In The World – “The perfect, meticulously-searched guide to Any City In The World for people who, for some bizarre reason, have only allocated 24 hours to explore it.” 4 Things We Should Remember When Arguing About Politics – Useful perspective from Cracked. As Millenials Shun Cars, Boston Rethinks Its […]

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 specific: anthropological field notes on the Liberal Democrat animal – Some interestingly […]

Worth Reading 96: The Five Good Links

Common decency fail at the Huff Post – Jim Jepps on why posting pictures of David Miliband with his flies undone helps to drive politicians further away from the public. Eastleigh – Why There’s No Farage – Because, explains Tim Fenton, despite his talk of the importance of Westminster, he’s no desire to actually be […]

Worth Reading 87: Gettysburg

An open letter to the British judicial system – From a cyclist, pointing out the ridiculously small sentences handed out to motorists who’ve killed or injured cyclists. My reply to Nick Clegg’s civil liberties email today – Jo Shaw writes at Liberal Democrats against Secret Courts, asking Nick Clegg to live up to what he […]

Worth Reading 84: Linkcrime

The Problem With Liberal Democrats In Government – That sound you hear? Jennie Rigg hitting a nail perfectly on the head. Let’s end this Christmas Psalms Race – Jim Jepps has some entirely reasonable suggestions for keeping Christmas entirely within December. Welcome to Pyongyang – Simon Titley discusses Liberal Democrat internal democracy on Liberator’s blog. […]

UKIP may well be beyond satire

They’re riding high(ish) in the polls, they’ve just broken their own recently-set record for their best by-election performance and with the European elections of 2014 on the horizon, it seems UKIP are getting serious: It’s no secret that the Ukip leader Nigel Farage is planning a purge of many, if not most, of the party’s […]

Worth Reading 83: Able Archer

North Korea, Ireland, UKIP, revolutions and the end of the world. Enjoy. Don’t be fooled: UKIP is not a libertarian party – Alex Massie in the Spectator points out what should be obvious, but ‘libertarian’ has been so abused, people sadly think they are. Stand Still for the Apocalypse – Chris Hedges on the latest […]

Why eight Tory MPs aren’t about to join UKIP

Various people were buzzing this morning thanks to this story in the Telegraph where UKIP treasurer Stuart Wheeler talks about people he’s had lunch with recently. With this, and the bizarre ‘Sarah Teather’s about to join Labour’ rumour that went round last week, it seems we’re in a new silly season, probably caused when everyone […]

Worth Reading 82: Norwegian lead

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, […]

Worth Reading 80: Around the world

How the mainstream media derailed addressing child abuse – Why talk about real crimes and ruined lives when you can instead obsess over what it means to you, instead? Keeping the Lights On: a look at UKIP’s energy policy evidence base – Are you surprised to find it doesn’t have much of one, and what […]