http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8229171.stmMore than 30 police officers were injured in clashes or accidents during protests at the G20 summit in London, new figures show.The injuries ranged from being hit by flying debris, attacked by protesters or crushed in crowds to dog bites and being scalded while making a hot drink. Sounds like most seem to have been … Continue reading More than 30 police hurt at G20
Just ordered two more books on that favourite figure of mine from ages past, George Lansbury.First off is George Lansbury: At the Heart of Old Labour by Dr John Shepherd. Surprisingly I haven't managed to find any reviews of this tome so I'm trusting that it's going to be a good and informative read anyways.And … Continue reading More to read on George Lansbury
Here's a gem of a clip from George Galloway's radio show. Whether you like him,love him or loathe him you can't deny his commitment to the Palestinian cause. And he's great entertainment. Mind you with foils like this....Given the dreadful level of ignorance around the issue of the Palestinians I do despair.http://static.zemanta.com/readside/loader.js
OK, he's not pretty, his head's too small for his body, he's boss-eyed and he's got a bit of a temper. But he's a loved moggy. And he's gone missing. :(We came back from a week's holiday to discover no trace of him. The person who had been feeding the cats said he was there … Continue reading MIA: Boggy
Image via WikipediaListening to the radio the other day, can't remember what it was but I do recall something along the lines of ;home taping/drugs/knock-off cds and dvds contributes to organised crime/mafia/people trafficking/swine flu ( * delete as appropriate )You know, one of those messages where the authorities want to deter you from doing something … Continue reading Tax and conscience?
Image by Ruth Flickr via FlickrThe real colour of the establishment showed through recently with the absurd claims by Tory grandees Douglas Hogg and Patrick Cormack. Both are claiming that the pay of MPs should be doubled in return for scrapping the second home allowance.Hogg claimed that their pay had fallen so low that it … Continue reading Double or quits
Seems that certain sections of the US political scene have been falling over themselves to knock the NHS. Words and phrases such as 'evil', 'Orwellian' and 'death panels' have been bandied about to stoke up fear of the red menance and to have a pop at Obama.Seems not so long ago that there were a … Continue reading The Yanks, the NHS and the Tories