"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, 10 April 2011

Sunday Round-up

This week's soundtrack: (Cat Stevens)

Icelanders say 'No' to repaying Britain/ Netherlands Interim referendum results indicate 'Noes' have 57% of the vote.
European Commission criticises European Arrest Warrant! "Viviane Reding, vice president of the European Commission in charge of justice, warned the extradition system was being discredited by some countries."
4,000+ new council workers since May 2010 "Councils have also recruited dozens of workers to enhance the "wellbeing" of staff and "customers", as well as "life skills" experts, who teach members of the public basic tasks such as ironing. The figures also reveal a boom in such jobs as "walking coordinators", "obesity strategy officers", and "active" workers."
Bin fines: not only immoral but also illegal "It has come to our attention that local authorities may be exceeding their legal powers."
MPs, Ministers & celebrities urged to stand as Police Commissioners Nick Ross, Ann Widdecombe, Paul Murphy, Jacqui Smith, Brian Paddick, Hazel Blears, Alan Johnson amongst names suggested.
Cameron berates journalist who reported Pakistan gaffe Told that it was front-page news and described as a diplomatic gaffe, he demanded to know which journalist present had written the story and told him: ‘You f*****!’
30,000 protest in Budapest Trade Unionists and anti-cuts protesters demonstrate at EU's EcoFin conference.
Sunderland hires 12 American social workers "Council chiefs, who have to make £58million budget cuts, say there were no social workers in the UK experienced enough to work on Wearside."
Another survey, another meaningless phrase "Positive affectivity". 200,000 households to get annual Integrated Household Survey including four 'happiness' questions.
BBC gives prime-time slots to anti-monarchists "The coverage follows a meeting on March 23 between a delegation of Republic activists ... and two senior BBC executives. The meeting was in turn the result of a letter sent to the BBC in which it was accused of 'excluding, offending, disparaging and marginalising" republicans'."
More tax - the solution to every problem Blond's ResPublica think tank suggests local tax on supermarkets to create 'level playing field'.
The annual Aintree controversy The Grand National's broken back and broken neck.
German marxist set to lead Britain's NUS "The Con-Dems are the real vandals so force is legitimate to bring them down. What we want to see in this country is workers and students taking mass action. We want a general strike in this country. We want barricaded schools."
PR/Advertising/Lobbying companies & fake charities Selling governments' ideas to the public and providing jobs for politicians' sprogs.
The 'vile industry' of children's ophanages
Row over compensation for sacked pilots
'British Muslims' refused entry to France
A secret history of the kilt
MG returns to Longbridge
Pretty Pictures

UPDATE: One from the Mirror: 12yr olds to be allowed gender-changing drugs
Sky News has a better report on Briton Anjem Choudary - permanently banned from France.

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