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Nick Cohen Goes Colonel Blimp on Jeremy Corbyn.

Nick Cohen goes Colonel Blimp:

How Jeremy Corbyn’s Coup Hijacked Labour.

Blimp outraged:

Jeremy Corbyn encapsulated everything that was deceitful about his campaign to be leader of Her Majesty’s Opposition when he claimed he wanted to prioritise “the needs of the poor and the human rights of us all”.

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From (Tim) Blair's Law to... Um, Blair's law.

I haven’t found the original article, so I’m taking this with a pinch of salt, rather than stating it as cast-iron fact, but…

The journalist Tim Blair apparently coined a term called ‘Blair’s Law.’ 1,040 more words

Cucumber: A Review

(Spoiler warning) 

Cucumber is a 2015 British television series created by Russell T Davies and aired on Channel 4

Finally a modern mainstream television program where the main protagonists are gay! 965 more words


The right wing welfare state: capitalism for the young, socialism for the old

From the Spectator 22 June 2015On the radio this morning, a campaigner from the Child Poverty Action Group had an ‘emperor’s new clothes’ moment. Why not, she said, treat the young like the old. 885 more words

Road to Servitude reblogged this on wallacerunnymede and commented:

Disturbing. I have no idea whether Cohen is correct or not... but if there is significant truth in this, it is a horrifying thought. And if there is indeed truth in it, how can concern for the (possible) problem be reconciled with avoiding ageism? Open questions, and disturbing and difficult ones...

Birth control and the future of the planet: Pope still a Catholic


Road to Servitude reblogged this on wallacerunnymede and commented:

I myself have been critical of the personality cult surrounding Pope Francis. He seems to me to combine general apostolic humility and compassion with a kind of 'shrewdness' that it would be tempting to be flippant about. Cohen is correct that Pope Francis is not the polar opposite of other Popes. Hence my earlier piece, admittedly rather harsh in tone (but edited later): http://wallacerunnymede.com/2015/07/08/st-peter-and-the-green-knight/