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October 16, 2005

Britblog Roundup # 35

’Ere We Go ’Ere We Go for the 35 th time at this Britblog Roundup thingy. Your nominations for the best of British and Irish blogging over the past week.  You can get your nominations in early for next week by emailing the URL to britblog AT gmail DOT com. Any subject, any viewpoint, we’re looking for those bits that we’ve missed but we shouldn’t have.

First up is the exciting news of Nosemonkey’s (of Europhobia fame) forthcoming nuptials, in Japan no less. He hasn’t seen fit to tell us whether the gift list is at Harrods or Harvey Nicks so perhaps the best solution is to pop round and hit his paypal tip jar. I shall be as soon as I’ve finished this.

One that I also had on my list from the Religious Policeman. How might one create good news from certain Middle Eastern nations as opposed to the current flood of bad stories?

Stephen Tall wishes to annoy (enrage?) his fellow Liberals by calling for the abolition of the Telly Tax (otherwise known as the Licence Fee). Take it away Stephen.

Jon Hyman gives us a review of and thoughts on "Elusive Peace" from the Beeb.

Blood and Treasure talks about M People. There’s a good many other bands, even entire genres of music, that deserve to be critiqued so seriously.

The delightful Ms. Bennett of Philobiblion provides us with her review of the British Museum’s Persian Exhibition and she’s also been encouraging her contacts to send in links....this is what we want to see! stuff coming from outside our tight little circle so that we are presented with a better view of the whole!

The blogging of the diaries of a Lady of Quality from the 19th century. Here about an earthquake in Naples in 1805. My own parents, having lived through a number of smaller versions of such in the same city would recognise much of the behaviour.

Purple Pen with an impassioned rant about a speed camera. And at last, now I know who it is driving that Ford Galaxy at exactly the speed limit. I’ve been behind that more often than I care to remember.

Hope springs eternal at the beginning of each and every academic year.

Random Acts of Reality on the subject of care homes. Makes smoking and drinking into even more valuable activities really.

The Law West of Ealing Broadway on taking the hard option. The right one, not necessarily the one in the rulebook.

You may remember from last week the point that FTP means that the Tories are doomed for decades to come? Jarndyce points out that they’re doomed under virtually every other system as well, except the one that we know we’re not going to get.

Early Modern Notes on why so many of these historical detective novels (there doesn’t seem to be a decade in the last millenia without at least two writers) don’t get it quite right. Circumstantial evidence wasn’t usually accepted.

Hot off today’s press Blognor Regis has the details on the David Blunkett "How to get a shag" Techniques. Power helps apparently.

Mike’s Books on ID Cards and the Stasi. It’s only a difference of degree.

No specific post to recommend on this one, just a lovely little blog on a very slow narrowboat trip by a recently retired couple. And the dog is fabulous. This blog’s canine security operatives would fancy a Blunkers wiv’er!

Liberal England drops the politics for a moment and gets all cultural on us.

Alfie the OK with a call to arms. Get the book by Sir Anthony Jay and make life miserable for bureaucrats.

Curious Hamster has a Straw Theory. Wibble gets used a lot which is far too polite.

Militant Moderate on the Assisted Suicide Bill being discussed this past week.

Spyblog puts forward a piece from the Independent which was then posted on a blog. As the original piece wasn’t online, why not? The question is, has anyone actually read 1984?

And our final entry is from Clive Davis with another of his Transatlantic Voices series. It’s also his blog’s first birthday and he’s sitting in a motel in San Luis Obispo. Might even be in the world’s very first motel which is in that fine City (where I lived for a few years, just as a small co-incidence).

And that’s it, the end of this week’s Britblog Roundup.

Get your entries in for next week to britblog AT gmail DOT com and don’t forget to get round to Nosemonkey’s with some confetti or something.

Toodle Pip!

(Once More has started a Conservatives Only roundup and where’s The Witangemot this week, or the Scottish Politics one?)

Oops, sorry, forgot. We’d also like you to go and look at Wikablog. Exactly what it says on the tin, a wiki of blogs. Get in there, add your blog, add those of friends and enemies, comment on the others there.

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San Luis Obispo? Lovely place. Happened to come across the Farmer's Market there the one time I passed through it. Very lucky, but very pleasant.

Posted by: Ken | Oct 16, 2005 5:14:19 PM

We're lazy; we only do a witanagmot roundup once a month.

Posted by: Gareth | Oct 16, 2005 7:37:46 PM

*blushes* Sorry about keeping you at the speed limit...but get off my rear bumper, you maniac! Hold back your boy racer!

Posted by: e | Oct 18, 2005 12:10:52 PM