Posts about "politics"

Links for 9 April 2010

Published on 9 April 2010 in , , , , , , ,

Election already over in nearly 400 seats – Electoral Reform Society The Electoral Reform Society believe that there's 382 safe seats – that's over half the seats in parliament – that just won't change hands in this forthcoming election. One of them is Mitcham and Morden where the current Labour MP's 60,000 odd majority seems unlikely to be toppled. (Siobhain McDonagh seems to be noted mainly for spending more on stationary than every other MP and the fact she tried and failed to topple Gordon Brown.) The Tories were out campaigning at the tube station the other night but, bless their little cotton socks, they don't stand a chance. Personally I will be voting as I do in almost all elections – for the candidate I believe in most. It's unlikely it will make a difference either way, but no vote is a wasted vote. Nick Ferrari earns record five Sony nods as 6 Music makes strong showing – guardian.co.uk Someone notices quality when they see it then… (I'm talking 6music, not Nick Ferrari…) Campaign to save 6 Music takes the Biscuit – The Guardian Get your Joy Division Oven Gloves! 6 Music: Adam Buxton and Liz Kershaw join protest... View Article

Licensing Reform

Published on 17 November 2005 in , , , ,

Nine times out of ten, the pubs that are currently causing the problems have late licenses already. Stopping the licensing reforms won't cause a single change to the hassles that the police have to contend with because the problem is there now and won't change.

Election Leaflets

Published on 29 April 2005 in , , ,

With less than a week to go before the election, you have to ponder who to vote for. Well I haven't met any of the candidates and I haven't even seen them anywhere, although Apparently the Greens did a hustings session last week. So what about literature - the stuff shoved through the door.

Bye Bye Billboards

Published on 20 April 2005 in , , ,

Just under a month ago, I mentioned the errection of two large, metal billboards on a small patch of grass right outside Colliers Wood tube station, next to the Brown and Root Tower. And now I write again.