Monthly Archives: December 2012

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Friday’s Article

Technically Saturday… The NRA calls for more guns as the solution to America’s gun crime… I like this piece from the NYT on the matter. As many teachers have said; they don’t want to be turned into an armed militia, … Continue reading

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Politics – Clegg’s Speech

So, Nick Clegg gave a speech in which he claims to have held back the Tories from slashing welfare and public service spending… Oh… really? This is the problem with an enabler though. They have to justify their actions as … Continue reading

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Friday’s Article

UKIP are back down to 7%-9% in the most recent polls, behind the Lib Dems in each one. The Dangers of hollow populism and tired stereotypes when talking about immigration – New Statesman Clegg & Cameron Clash on Drugs Policy … Continue reading

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Graphs Are Cool – Housing

Courtesy of New Statesman: With such increases in Privately rented accommodation, and such high increases in rent (whilst incomes remain flat), is it any wonder the housing benefit bill is going up? And when intelligent people bring evidence to the … Continue reading

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Politics – A Controversial Proposal: Jail for Criminals…

Richard Murphy’s Tax Research UK has a proposal, relayed from Global Witness: Maybe, just maybe we should put people who break the law in prison…? Specifically; senior bankers involved with money laundering and tax evasion. In the wake of HSBC’s … Continue reading

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Cameron, Drugs, Maternity Pay & Hypocrisy

David Cameron is against better advice on drugs policy… What a time to have brought up ‘Breaking The Taboo’, a documentary on the ‘War on Drugs’, with the central premise that not being afraid to contemplate decriminalisation as a policy … Continue reading

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