Category Archives: politics

Edinburgh Pirate meeting, Saturday 10 Mar at 3:30 pm

There will be a Pirate Party meeting in Edinburgh, this Saturday (10-Mar-2012) starting at 3:30pm. The venue is the Cameo Bar, 38 Home St, EH3 9LZ (map) Anyone wishing to be involved in the Edinburgh local election this May should … Continue reading

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Ten years for downloading music?

Internet users are being threatened with imprisonment: UK web surfers have caught a grim glimpse of the future with Internet users being threatened with 10 years in jail for “illegal downloading” after a prominent music file-sharing site was shut down … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Pirate meeting, Saturday 3 Mar at 4pm

There will be a Pirate Party meeting in Edinburgh, this Saturday (3-Mar-2012) starting at 4pm. The venue is the Cameo Bar (map) Anyone wishing to be involved in the Edinburgh local election this May should attend, as should anyone interesting … Continue reading

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2011: a year of change in a decade of change

2011 was a year of change in a decade of change. The UK It’s been obvious since before the 2010 general election that the coming decade was likely to involve big constitutional changes in Britain: Scotland might leave the UK, … Continue reading

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Why I’m not a Labour supporter

I recently said why I’m not a Tory. In the interests of balance, I’ll say why I’m not a Labour supporter. On Liberal Conspiracy I recently posted that: Public spending went up from 36% of GDP in 2000 to 48% … Continue reading

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Libyan militias fight each other

CNN: The Libyan war may be over, but rivalries rage on among some regional militias, leading to a mutual distrust that poses a challenge to the new leadership. Earlier this week, the rivalry was evident when dozens of fighters clashed … Continue reading

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Democracy is tolerated until it threatens the 1%

From Charles Hugh Smith (my emphasis): Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s call for a citizens’ referendum to decide the future of Greece is direct participatory democracy in action. Yet the European leadership and the Elites who need global markets to … Continue reading

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