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November 12, 2006

Britblog Roundup #91

Once again we gather to celebrate those blog pieces which you think we should all have already read. If you'd like to make suggestions for next week then plesae do so by emailing the URL to britblog AT gmail DOT com. Any subject, any viewpoint, just those things that we haven't but probably ought to see.

First up is the Flying Rodent. Upon the morality of the execution of Saddam.

The Remittance Man calls upon Nerds of the World to Unite! Remember the margins of error around modelling any physical process!

The Nether World posts on a new program to motivte pro-Israeli commenters to place comments upon blogs and in forums....and gets, surprise! a lot of pro-Israeli commentators on that post. Is Anonymous really that popular a name?

Clairwill guest blogs at Pickled Politics on the Kriss Donald murder. Stirring stuff.

Chris Dolley on Xena and the Hornets (??) Actually, we've had that around here only it's Toby and the Bees.

Stephen Tall on why political instability is good. Essentially it means the bastards politicians can't actually do anything.

Small Town Scribbles with a gentle dissertation upon Richard Gott's (you remember, the paid KGB agent at The Guardian: a waste of good Soviet money if there ever was) views on poppy wearing.
Actually, gentle might not be quite the right word here.

Mr. AIEE! Dodge with a message to anyone still left in the Conservative Party.

The Tin Drummer with an excellent little jape. How would a cricket match be reported if Polly Toynbee were moved to the sports pages? Actually, there's an entire genre there really: Polly on the Swedish Football team, Polly goes to an American Megachurch, Polly interviews Milton Friedman....

Laban Tall wonders whether Tommy Sheridan's jury was empanelled again.

I'm not surprised they acquitted. Millionaire property developers are renowned for their naivety.

Liberal England channels the ghost of Julain Critchley on elections.

The Liberal Review on Brown's reaction to the Nick Griffin verdict. No, he ain't a liberal.

Jarndyce uses The Sharpener for a very nice rant indeed.

If Gordon Brown really thinks these prats are aspirational rather than merely over-reaching and greedy, you can see why his whelk stall empire never got off the ground.

Jonny Void appears to have a mole inside the NSA who feeds him the transcripts of those Tone and George conversations.

Adloyada on the latest allegations of war crimes by the Israelis:

In the last 36 hours, (they) have committed the following war crimes

(1) Occupied a place of worship and used it for military purposes
(2) Occupied a hospital and used it for military purposes
(3) Used civilian women as human shields in order to protect themselves and facilitate offensive and defensive military maneuvers
(4) Gotten one of their civilian human shields killed as they continued to trade fire with the IDF from within the mosque and from behind the women

Oops, no, sorry, that was the Palestinians doing that wasn't it?

Peter Black AM on the Prime Minster's view of ID cards. Nice quote he dug up too:

In a speech to the Labour Party Conference on 3 October 1995 Tony Blair outlined how he was going to be tough on crime. This included a passage on ID cards:

"We all suffer crime, the poorest and vulnerable most of all, it is the duty of government to protect them. But we can make choices in spending too. And instead of wasting hundreds of millions of pounds on compulsory ID cards as the Tory Right demand, let that money provide thousands of extra police officers on the beat in our local communities. But the truth is that the best two crime prevention policies are a job and a stable family."

And that's it for this week, more at the same time and place next, until then:

Toodle Pip!

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