Tag: politics

  • The antidote to apathy

    Some interesting thoughts from Dave Meslin about engagement apathy “Local politics — schools, zoning, council elections — hit us where we live. So why don’t more of us actually get involved? Is it apathy? Dave Meslin says no. He identifies 7 barriers that keep us from taking part in our communities, even when we truly…

  • Donating to a political party

    With the recent pay-per-view Prime Minister┬áscandal and the publicity over Conservative Party “Donor Clubs“, I was interested what a donation to each of the main parties got you. I did class the Lib Dems as a main party, but they don’t tempt you with what your money buys so aren’t included below. So here’s what…

  • Massive lies make great political statements

    I’m not a fan of political blogs – people ranting opinions and comment about their way the world should change, I prefer to leave that talk to the pub. But the stories recently of MEP Daniel Hannan’s attack on the NHS have lead to some unbelievable fibs being told about the NHS by lunatic campaigners…

  • Met lift barrel, scrape underneath

    “The Met’s attempts to remove Brian Haw from outside Parliament have reached new lows by playing on people’s fear of terrorism. The anti-war protester Brian Haw could be exploited by terrorists wanting to bomb Westminster, a court heard. Mr Haw’s banners outside the Houses of Parliament could be used to conceal a device by extremists,…