There's other things in the pipeline. But for the meantime, links.
Will Sturgeon on journalists' salaries and why MPs still don't get it:
Under heavy fire, [Lord] Foulkes turned the questioning on the BBC journalist, Carrie Gracie, demanding to know how much she earns.
The answer - £92,000 – will be a shock to all, not least the people who have been laid off by the BBC in recent months as the Beeb cited a need to cut costs. But as shocking and unjustifiable as it may be, that’s not the issue here.
Even by asking the question Foulkes demonstrates how detached Westminster has become from a fundamental understanding of why the public are so annoyed - that money paid in taxes is being spent on luxuries and liberties ranging from pornographic movies to landscaped gardens.
Adam Bienkov on the new Standard:
Thankfully much of the spite has been taken out, but there's still not enough left to put in its place.
Where's the voices from outside the Kensington triangle? Where's the London that the rest of us live in?
And more fundamentally, where's the news?
Jamie Sport on the latest 'Muslim moneygrabber story':
It remains unclear why Littlejohn is unable to write words containing more than four syllables without spelling them phonetically.
Ben Six on a kid being gunned down:
I mean, how does one define “involved“? It takes one person to throw a grenade, yes? Sure, there might have been other conspirators, but one would assume that the soldiers didn’t poke around to see if they were lurking, yes? If they’d done so, they’d have realised that they were shooting at a child, yes?
Septicisle on expenses:
The one thing that is abundantly clear is that the politicians themselves can now no longer have any control over their own expenses or their salaries. That not a single one of the 47 MPs named so far by the Torygraph was willing to go on Newsnight to defend themselves was just not a display of cowardice, it was also that they know they simply can't blame a system and not apportion blame on themselves as well.
Lenin on propaganda:
Mullah Omar, the peek-a-boo playing head of the Taliban, has been claiming expenses for a subscription to an online pornography website off of the internet, 'T-Girls Aloud', NATO chiefs said yesterday.
Eric the Fish on the BNP's outlandish claims:
[Nick Griffin said:] " Pensioners in sheltered housing...and tenants of housing associations are told by council politicians, Labour supporting politicians that if they dare to vote BNP they will lose their homes. This disgraceful threat is used against literally hundreds of thousands of ordinary decent people every single election...."
So, any evidence BNP chaps?
Guess. Go on, guess.
Justin on UKIP:
It was the UKIP one that caught my eye, however. I thought I knew a fair bit about British history but I never knew that the late Winston Churchill was a member of UKIP (est. 1993).
This must be a different Winston Churchill than the one who called for a ‘United States of Europe‘ in 1946 and suggested the creation of a European Army under a unified command in 1950. Otherwise UKIP would be guilty of misleading and pointless jingoism and I’m sure that can’t be the case.
Heh. Got my UKIP leaflet through yesterday - and straight into recycling it went. The BNP have got the union jack, UKIP have Churchill... what next? Veritas hijacking Bobby Moore?
- Friday links 20/3/9
- Links and business
- Links 19/5/09
- Some links 6/3/9
- Links 21/1/10