"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Sunday Round-up

Latest on SAS 'capture'
Ombudsman to investigate child-snatching by Courts
Coalition's housing benefit reform in disarray
Claire Perry ruffles feather  She's actually one of the more intelligent MPs in the last intake and always makes a positive impact when she speaks in the House. "What have I got to do to be called by the Speaker? Give him a b*** j**?"
Cameron's Big Society Midwives
The untenable position of Airmiles Andy
Osborne soft on City bribery
Display ban for cigarettes
Grassroots revolt over HS2
Hitchens: Cameron a small boy in shorts who wants to play with jet fighters
Push to boycott Census 2011 takes off in Scotland
'Biffo' Cowen faces seizure of Leeds buy-to-let
More on Saif al-Gaddafi's plagiarised thesis  Criticism of the LSE gathers momentum.
From the comments:
"Hi, This is Erik Ringmar, the "disgruntled member of staff" referred to in the article. The incident with David Held putting pressure on me to accept the relative of a Clinton crony is correctly reported. The incident shows, I think, that Held has a history of ignoring academic standards in order to come close to people in power. The reason I am "disgruntled" is that undue pressure was put on me to do things I regarded as unethical. Incidents such as these have repeatedly gone on at the LSE. Their recent troubles are no surprise to me."
The University cheats: Gaddafi isn't alone
John (Lord) Stevens in Libyan police training link
Scientist threatened for saying Islam & Darwinism compatible "Masjid Tawhid is a prominent mosque which also runs one of the country's largest sharia courts, the Islamic Sharia Council." No backward Sharia law in England!
Saudi Arabia bans protest marches "The Saudi Interior Ministry said the kingdom has banned all demonstrations because they contradict Islamic laws and social values."
Councils refuse to collect discarded eco-lightbulbs
Shift in Magnetic North Pole causes problems Runways re-named and animals confused but flip won't happen for 10,000 years. Huhne the Cnut had better start planning now for pole taxes.
Clarke in the dock, again, as career criminals go free
Petrol £1.40/litre and rising
Last wholly-owned British car manufacturer goes into administration
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