Welcome to another edition of Britblog Roundup, the weekly summary of all that’s best in British blogging.
Constantly Furious writes about a new abuse scandal to hit the Catholic Church:
Controversy continued to grow yesterday as it emerged that the Pope had failed to stop a man abusing his position to bugger thousands of people.
Some years ago, concerned individuals had contacted the then Cardinal Ratzinger to warn him that if Gordon Brown were to become Prime Minister, the population of the United Kingdom would be completely buggered.
Niel Craig writes that low-level radiation may be beneficial.
John Crippen who blogs at NHS Blog Doctor has retired from blogging.
Letters From A Tory discusses legalising brothels in France.
Flying Rodent doesn’t like Oliver Kamm. Nor, I suspect, Rupert Murdoch:
Indeed, when one hears Kamm speak, it is difficult for the listener to give careful consideration to his arguments, muffled as they are by the pendulous balls of Rupert Murdoch, which Kamm is required to retain in his mouth at all times.
Flying Rodent also doesn’t care about politicians’ personalities — as long as they can do a good job:
Fascinating news about Gordon Brown’s Incredible Hulk rages today. […] Of course, I’m kidding – this isn’t interesting news at all.
Gordon Brown could be a twitchy crackhead or a barnyard-bumming bestialist sex monster, and I’d forgive it all for a political system that wasn’t an egregious insult to the nation’s intelligence.
Nestle got a Greenpeace advert taken down from YouTube. Chichen Yoghurt republishes it.
Paul Sagar points out that teenage girls have sex:
The blunt horror of even thinking about teenage girls having sex so overwhelms them that they forget that girls do not have sex alone. Teen mothers are vilified by Harris, while Loughton demands they suffer criminal penalties. The question of whether teenage fathers bear responsibility, or are worthy of our extreme moral disdain, or even our attention, never makes it onto their radars.
Jackart isn’t a fan of Karl Winn, who doesn’t like ex-soldiers and won’t employ them.
Chris Dillow notes that people are unduly scared of new things:
Which brings me to a link with Peter Chapman. He has been called the “Facebook killer” because he used Facebook to contact his victim, thus kicking off a panic about the safety of social networking sites.
But, Chapman could equally be called the “Ford Mondeo killer” or the “Murderer who killed because of police incompetence.” Why bring Facebook into it? Why not have a moral panic about Ford Mondeos?
It’s because Facebook is relatively new and unfamiliar, at least to trash papers’ target audience. So it’s easier to have a moral panic about it than about Ford Mondeos.
Robert Sharp wonders if writing a blog might kill a political career.
Charles Crawford writes that ambassadors now have to justify expenses to minor officials, rather than use their judgement.
Finally, Penny Red isn’t a big fan of the Digital Economy Bill:
The Digital Economy Bill is one of the most significant assaults on human rights that Labour has managed to execute in its twelve-year trigger-happy showdown with British civil liberties.
Which is saying something. I’ve a feeling this one is going to run and run.