Britblog Roundup 258: The no title edition
Very few nominations this week - Not very exciting - Most posts have a political slant. Well a nomination is a nomination after all so here goes....
Saying that is all well and good but about to start my spiel, I've suddenly found on my new computer with the latest version of windows Blogger is not working the way it should. Whatever next. Lets see how we get on. Might have to call the tech guys....
We start with a bit of local news which is guaranteed to run and run. A bit of a shocker last week Tuesday to hear on the national news 'Camden's Lib Dem Mayor arrested over benefit fraud'. It's in all the local newspapers - bloggers as well. Cllr Faruque Ansari has been suspended from the Lib Dem council group but he has refused to resign his seat on the council or as the Mayor.
Political parties are ruthless - not quite the case of 'off with his head' but the old adage innocent until proven guilty certainly hasn't been applied in his case.
It's actually a very serious matter for an elected politician. I'm refraining from any comment because I know him but it's disappointing to say the least.
Ian Parker-Joseph's interesting post is food for thought as they say - Was David Kelly suicided to protect Blair
The news that Lord Hutton had secretly, a year after the end of his enquiry, taken unprecedented action to ensure that the vital evidence surrounding David Kelly’s death remains a state secret for up to 70 years has many people curious as to why. What are they covering up!!!!
From Witterings From Witney, sometimes a few words say a lot - Exactly who is being led by who 'by the nose'?
From Pro-liberia this week- The cycle of liberty/ -
Interesting thought on the Historical sequence of our liberty.Governmentitus writes another short but to the point post- Britains New Deal In Europe
From bondage to spiritual faith;
From spiritual faith to great courage;
From courage to liberty;
From liberty to abundance;
From abundance to complacency;
From complacency to apathy;
From apathy to dependence;
From dependence back again into bondage
What is it about the sight of women in public wearing burkas and face-veils that is so contentious? Do people really care - Tolerance and Approval are quite different. Many people have strong opinions about the issue. If you have something you need to get off your chest add to the comments after the post.
Fair assessment from Stumbling and Mumbling - What Apathy? Many people are disillusioned with the current political climate. For some electorate even the thought of voting is a waste of time.
Mark Pack is a political realist - Social media’s impact on politics, part one: the groups that face extinction
Welcome to a two-part series about the real impact social media (or social networking) is having on politics in Britain. In part one I look at the groups which face extinction, whilst in part two I will look at why pundits searching for the impact of social media on politics in 2010 are looking in the wrong place.
Hope next week we will be able to read part 2. In the meantime can bet my bottom dollar feisty Shami Chakrabarti will be spitting feathers.
There is no need to add anything to Alex Wilcock's post the title says it all.
New Labour’s 4,289 New Laws – Yet Blair Walks Free
From blog On An Overgrown Path - Love life and crimes against humanity. Heavy reading which the intellectuals will enjoy.
From Guido Fawkes' Guys news a video adding a bit of spice to this roundup - he thrives on dishing the dirt.
Many people are of the same opinion - Blair Getting Away With Murder
Blair just said "You would be hard pressed to find anyone who in September 2002 doubted that Saddam had WMD". We all know that turned out to be a big fat lie.
Another food for thought, James Hingham piece - add your comments Behold … the portal to a chance … a tiny chance
The Anger of a quiet man writes Utter failure of new Labour
♫ Things can only get better ♪ That was the song that heralded in the reign of New Labour, the Blairite dream team, the leftist militant tendency consigned to the ashes of history, a brand new day dawning and freedom from the corruption and sleaze of the Major government.
What we actually got was this. .....read on
A change of tempo - Charles Crawford 's apt choice of words to describe Craig Murray's, noisy misrepresentation of a former colleague. Craig Murray: drama queen
Craig Murray's vanity knows no bounds. His 'story' is soon to be dramatised on the BBC! If I can bear to listen I'll do so and give you a full and fair review.
To round off this blog Jonathan Calder diverts from politics with more on his visits to places around the country. This week it's Kibworth Harcourt and the Jarrow march. Some of his writings would make an interesting tour guide.
Well that's all for this week. Next weeks host will be Charles Crawford
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