Archive for April, 2012

Abu Hamza extradition: a good thing. Probably

“David Cameron has praised a decision by the European court of human rights in Strasbourg.”

Funny sentence, that. He hated its very existence earlier this year.  Read more…

George Osborne: shock and awe

There are only two real conclusions to draw from the “shock” today that Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, expressed today to the Daily TelegraphRead more…

The BlackBerry party is far from over [updated]

UPDATE: The victim of the stabbing has died. Father-of-two Philip Sherriff, 37 and a telecommunications worker, remained in a critical condition for several days before dying. Headline? “Jessie J shock at nightclub stabbing death.” Way to prioritise news structure for hits there, BBC. :(  Read more…

The White Saviour Industrial Complex and UK political spin

Expanding upon a previous seven-part twitter statement, American novelist Teju Cole wrote a salient polemic in The Atlantic recently.  Read more…

Boris Johnson and his unfeasibly large testicles

This happened a couple of weeks ago, and is now completely overshadowed by what could be deemed Fucking Liargate (a high Ianuccian farce that deserves its own post). But it remains interesting because it straddles the boundaries between politics and social media, and it’s worth flagging up still, because of the upcoming London Mayoral Elections on the 3rd May 2012. And so…  Read more…