Friday, March 09, 2007


Global warming in Blighty
The chilly, damp England I remember is disappearing — climatically Passport to Pimlico as I’ve heard it described may happen!

(And now the weather forecast in Anglican chant by the Mastersingers. From All Too Common.)

The eventually mandatory identity-card scheme
A ‘surveillance society’: Ingsoc is only a few decades behind schedule. Double plus ungood.

From David Holford.

MPs vote again for an all-elected Lords
The trouble with that seems to be that the Lords, in theory until now above partisan politics, would be more buyable (hmm, cash for honours), an argument like that of monarchists in the dominions who claim they are freer with a foreign head of state who stays out of all that

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