I came across a passage in Iain Banks’ novel The Steep Approach to Garbadale this evening that I felt like sharing.Â Â It expresses what I feel about the differences between left and right very well – far better than I could do myself.
Entries from March 31st, 2010
March 31st, 2010 · Comments Off on Black Rock · Music
The excellent new album from Joe Bonamassa is now available on Spotify, which has kept my ears busy this evening.Â It is hardly innovative, but I don’t think that is what anyone was looking for: just decent blues from somebody with a rare appreciation and respect for not only the US blues tradition but also […]
With Laura’s final speech out of the way it is now time for Crawley Labour party to choose her successor, and it will not be an easy decision to make.Â Each new letter, e-mail, phone call or visit from a candidate just makes the decision even harder.
DuringÂ Parliament yesterday Laura Moffatt made what I guess will be her last speech in a debate.Â Â It was quite a long one, understandable in the circumstances, and covered quite a few topics, so I am not going to quote it in full, but will quote a passage that particularly struck me.
March 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Life, Technology
When I first read this story about a university in the US trying to save money and go a bit greener by changing its default font my first thought was of that Dilbert cartoon where the pointy-haired boss was persuaded that writing in lower case would use less disk space, but they seem to think […]
March 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on Mystery solved? · Life
On Saturday I picked up a copy of The Resident, which is an independent local paper for Horsham.Â When I got home to read it I found that a quarter of one page was missing.Â It didn’t look like a freak production accident – I could see the tell-tale signs of scissor use.Â Â Today I […]
Tags: Local Papers
March 28th, 2010 · Comments Off on Petty gossip? · Life
I am no theologian, but I doubt that Catholic doctrine says that if you are in a hole you should keep digging.Â The Pope’s latest contribution to the ongoing scandals in his church is to dismiss criticism as ‘petty gossip’.Â There is nothing petty about people in positions of trust abusing children and for their […]
I was out in Horsham town centre this morning doing some anti-BNP campaigning and met these lovely people from Greening Horsham. Their objective is to get as many residents of Horsham to make commitments to make small changes in their behaviour, and display a card in their window to show that they are doing it. […]
As a member of Crawley Labour party I am getting quite excited about our impending candidate selection.Â Alerady I have had emails from two candidates, setting out the reasons why they think they are best for the job.Â One of them also sent out the same letter by snail-mail, which must have cost a fortune, […]
We have just got in a really interesting series of books from Iain Dale’s new publishing house Biteback. They give a basic outline of why you should consider voting for Labour, the Conservatives, the Lib-Dems, Plaid Cymru and the SNP. They also have a general book called ‘Why Vote’ which, hopefully, will convince people that […]