Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Six of the Best 72

Paul Crossley calls on his readers to oppose plans for a vast factory farm for cows in Lincolnshire: "There are so many reasons why this kind of cow factory farming is a disaster. It relies on huge quantities of imported feed. To grow this feed, rainforest is chopped down, destroying wildlife and increasing climate change. Keeping cows indoors all year round can increase the risk of disease. Industrial milk production also threatens smaller, traditional dairy farms."

There are now 18 Liberal Democrat blogs in the top 100 UK political blogs, according to the Wikio rankings. Mark Pack has the list.

Craig Murray offers a guarded welcome to the announcement of an inquiry into the British government's complicity in torture: "Unlike the Chilcott Inquiry, the personnel of this inquiry are not obviously packed with supporters of the government view."

Fixed-term parliaments should be for years, not five, argues Mark Reckons.

Singing my Song has made a personal pilgrimage to Walshingham: "It meant a lot to me to be able to take in the traditional starting-point of the route at the Red Mount Chapel in King's Lynn, and then the Anglican shrine by way of being the closest we could manage to the traditional end-point (the Priory ruins having closed for the day by the time we arrived)."

York Stories looks at the refurbished York Central Library. I used to study their occasionally when I was a student. The downside was the mewing of the peacocks in the gardens of the Yorkshire Museum next door.

1 comment:

Tristan said...

Walsingham always reminds me of the song 'Walsingham Matilda' as sung by the Kipper Family.

A traditional Norfolk song nabbed by the Australians it seems.

Unfortunately I haven't been able to find a recording online.

I did find a recording of Spencer The Wild Rover however.