Thursday, 25 November 2010

Tuition Fees.

Ok, fair warning: I have no big or clever ideas here, I'm just annoyed and need to try and work out what I think, as such this will be a kind of stream of consciousness thing. Dont read looking for any great insight, you wont find it.

Note after having written this: this is not me on form, ignore if you're not really desperate to read every word that falls off my keyboard.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


As you make have read the met has, in its infinite wisdom, decided that censoring the web is somehow possible or desirable. To clarify then:

Dear all representatives of all governments anywhere ever,

Leave me alone. You cant censor me, that's designed to be impossible.

Yours, the internet

Sunday, 14 November 2010

A letter to my MP

Dear [Name of MP redacted]

I write both as your constituent and as a regular user of social media. I am deeply worried by the recent ruling in the case of Paul Chambers. He is a twitter user who sent a tweet saying: "Crap! Robin Hood Airport is closed. You've got a week... otherwise I'm blowing the airport sky high!" (For a very good background see

The judgement of the Crown Court on the 11th was that this tweet was "menacing in its content and obviously so" and that he should be fined several thousand pounds.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


I've been getting very annoyed recently. (Shocker). About prisoners voting specifically. Or rather, not about that, I've not been annoyed at all by that, I've been annoyed by the way it's been discussed in public. And I'd like to explain now why everyone other than me is crazy and irrational.

Sunday, 7 November 2010


Ok, some more politics. It's been a while, I apologise but you know, work and stuff.

There will be a referendum on the 5th of May 2011(baring any last minuite changes). The question as currently in the Parliamentary Voting System and Constituencies Bill 2010-11 is:

At present, the UK uses the “first past the post” system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. Should the “alternative vote” system be used instead?