Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Yes or No – AV and Royals

Friday, April 29th, 2011

A referendum is looming and the pressure is on. Not least because before today I didn’t really even understand what AV was, who wanted it or why it would be good or bad. After three hours googling with K I have finally decided to vote yes in the referendum mainly because I can’t find any […]

The students are revolting

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Over 50 000 students congregated in London today to protest against the massive increase in tuition fees. And what a protest it was – just like those heady days in January 2009 when over 30 universities were occupied by students protesting the Israeli attacks on Palestine. The demonstration walked along the Embankment to Tate Britain […]

Greens get one seat

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

Interesting times in England as no one party gets a majority and we now have a hung parliament. It seems it’s up to the Lib Dems to decide which party to team up with. Of course some people didn’t even get their chance to vote and were turned away at the polling station. I was […]

Make the world a better place

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

After an afternoon spent exploring Grenoble I came across the Bibliothèque d’étude et d’information. The sixth floor of the building is a wonderful library complete with solid wooden tables and those tiny library card drawers which makes you feel you’ve stepped back in time 50 years. To bring you back into the present the place […]

Please don’t lable me

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

It was extremely interesting hearing Ariane Sherine – talk about the Atheist Bus Campaign that she created last year. It’s always inspiring to hear about people who make a bit of a splash. The campaign was really encouraging for a lot of atheists out there and it’s great to see that they launched a bill […]

A spot of tennis followed by politics

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Yesterday I actually managed to play a bit of tennis with Jolien and Vanessa before heading to the Friends Meeting House to go to a Stop The War meeting on Afghanistan. The meeting was quite interesting – a chap from the National Office came down and they showed the new documentary called Timeline that John […]

War kills civilians

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

Everyday I hear on the news how many British soldiers have died in Afghanistan and how the military wants even more resources. I continue to be appalled by the situation in Afghanistan. This is one of the poorest countries in the world. Years of occupation by Russia followed by the repressive religious regime of the […]

Pif-Paf at the Sedgwick Museum and bike shopping at Horrid Halfords

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

I went to see the Sedgwick Museum to see

Finding home

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

It was a busy week last week. Work ate a huge chunk of every day and then the evenings were spent cycling backwards and forwards to the letting agent to sort out the flat key and other such neccessities. I did manage to get out a bit and squeezed in a Stop The War meeting […]

This is the Colbert Report: Pro War Propaganda

Friday, June 12th, 2009

While catching up on this weeks Colbert Report I was saddened to find Stephen Colbert appears to have gone over to Iraq not only to entertain the troops but also to provide us with some good old war propaganda. So far on the show he has had Obama, Bush No.1, Clinton, Biden and Palin give […]