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Is this what one should expect from an MP?

I don’t often blog about political issues here, but I’m finding the illiberal and frankly unjust policies of the Tory government too much to bear at the moment.  And, yes, I regard this as a Tory government since their LibDem… Continue reading →

Hacked Off

The escalating row over the News of the World phone hacking brings further revelations overnight (News of the World hacking row escalates).  Hopefully, News International’s attempt to deflect all responsibility from Rebekah brooks to Andy Coulson will fail, and blame… Continue reading →

2011 UK Census: If you're not religious, say so!

The British Humanist Association has been campaigning for UK citizens to accurately respond to the census question on religion. Why should I answer the question at all? Well, this is a personal thing and I wouldn’t pressurise people into any… Continue reading →

Protection of wildly unpopular politicians to cost £2m

The Guardian reports that the police bill to protect the Liberal Democrats at their part conference in Sheffield this weekend will reach £2 million (Police spend £2m to protect Liberal Democrats at Sheffield conference| guardian.co.uk). Police are spending an estimated… Continue reading →

The fate of the Liberal Democrats?

Not too much activity here on Flies&Bikes lately, mostly because I’ve been more active posting about intelligent design over at Wonderful Life, and grumbling about politics at Posterous.  Oh and the small matter of the day job. I just thought… Continue reading →

Lunatics in charge of the asylum

Over at Grumpy Bob’s Posterous – Lunatics in charge of the asylum

The Liberal Democrats and their University student fee policy

Over at Grumpy Bob’s Posterous – Is this evidence of Liberal Democrat moral bankruptcy? Yes, I think it could be construed as such.

Harman v Clegg on Student Fees

While 50,000 students protest the proposed fees increase, this exchange in Parliament:

Government U-turn over data tracking

It would seem as though the UK government has quietly performed an about turn and revived the Intercept Modernisation Plan (‘Surveillance state’ fear as government revives tracking plan | UK news | The Guardian).  As The Guardian reports: A £2bn… Continue reading →

Civil research budget cuts to be 10% (BBC)

Sitting awake after another nocturnal coughing fit (will this darned cold never shift?) in the early hours of the day in which the Government’s Spending Review details will be announced, I notice that the BBC is reporting that the civil… Continue reading →

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