Wednesday, April 01, 2009

April Fool's Day

I liked the Guardian's announcement that in future it will be published via twitter. In particular, I enjoyed its intention to republish its archive as tweets:
W Churchill giving speech NOW - "we shall fight on the beaches ... we shall never surrender" check YouTube later for the rest.
Tom Harris's support for the Regulation of New Media Bill was less entertaining because it was so horribly plausible.

When a Labour MP is reduced to making jokes about his own government's authoritarian tendencies, he should think hard about what he is doing with his life.


Anonymous said...

Not a patch on the San Serif spoof holiday ads run by the Guardian one 1st April many years ago

dreamingspire said...

San Serif was indeed the peak of Guardian creating writing expertise.
Tom Harris was a Transport Minister under Blair, and continued under Brown when Ruth Kelly was SoS. But he became somewhat semi-detached during the Kelly period. Well thought of in the rail sector, with considerable experience in public transport matters in Scotland before he became an MP, he appeared to understood a lot but nevertheless achieved very little. But his background was PR, not service delivery, and I think that he just doesn't understand how you make things happen.