Saturday, December 09, 2006
Hazel Blears has apparently "spilled the beans" about the potential for a snap general election. In a letter to Labour Party activists she is quoted as writing, "In the New Year we face real challenges, the election of a new leader, local elections and the need to prepare for the forthcoming General election, which may be less than 16 months away." That would put the next election at around March 2008. The Mirror chides her for revealing this top secret knowledge, but I can't be the only one that sees it as a transparent cash call ahead of loan repayments. There is a distinct smell of desperation here...
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
A Department for Work and Pensions press release has revealed an unfortunate acronym. The press release here refers to the fact that all public sector bodies had to set out how they plan to promote equality for disabled people by December 4th. Unfortunately, this initiative is known as the Disability Equality Duty or D.E.D. How did that pass the scrutiny of a raft of consultants?
We aren't the only ones that think George W. Bush might be the worst President that the US has ever had. An article from the Washington Post entitled 'He's The Worst Ever' concludes the following:
"Historians are loath to predict the future. It is impossible to say with certainty how Bush will be ranked in, say, 2050. But somehow, in his first six years in office he has managed to combine the lapses of leadership, misguided policies and abuse of power of his failed predecessors. I think there is no alternative but to rank him as the worst president in U.S. history."
Monday, December 04, 2006
Watch the complete movie of Jesus Camp, the controversial documentary that follows an evangelical Christian summer camp for children to learn and practice their "prophetic gifts" and prepare to "take back America for Christ."
This really is quite scary...
This really is quite scary...
Sunday, December 03, 2006
I thought it might be interesting to give a roundup of the articles written about Cameron's first year in office. It seems to be much more of a theme in the mainstream media than it is in blogs. I may have missed a whole bunch though, so if I have and you would like me to link to them below, then please just write in the comments.
The Guardian - David Cameron Still Has A Mountain To Climb
The Guardian - 'David's Brain' Changes The Tory Brand
The Observer - Cameron Faces Barrage of 'Friendly' Fire
The BBC - Tories 'Have Mountain To Climb'
The Telegraph - Verdict: Not Bad For Year One
The Telegraph - Memorandum To Cameron
News Of The World - Poll Blow: Readers Don't Want Cameron For PM
The Mail - Not A Bad Start Dave, But Could Do Better
The Mail - Project Cameron One Year On
The Times - Year One: Is Better Good Enough For Cameron?
Cassilis - David Cameron: One Year On...
Oxford Liberal - In his own words: a year in the life of Dave
Daily Pundit - Cameron Alienating The Great Undecided