Friday, October 29, 2010

Six of the Best 102

Andy Crick wishes Boris Johnson would go away.

While Rachel Olgeirsson has had enough emails from Cowley Street and Lib Dem Presidential candidates already.

David Maclean wonders what is going on within Leicester Labour Party: "When Vaz’s man can’t get the outright blessing of his own party members, something is up."

By banning a mildly satirical advertisement for ice cream, the Advertising Standards Authority is reintroducing a blasphemy law to Britain, argues the National Secular Society.

Tim Worstall complains we have "this crazed system whereby if at one point in your life you need a housing subsidy then you get that subsidy for all your life. To take just one example. At some point Lee Jasper qualified for a council house in London. Yet, when he was earning £100,000 a year as an advisor to Ken Livingstone he was still in that council house and still getting that subsidy."

This weekend will see the first passenger trains between Porthmadog and Caernarfon on the Welsh Highland Railway, reports the BBC North West Wales pages. The service will open to the public next spring.

1 comment:

dreamingspire said...

Rachel's experience is the reason why I'm not an LD Member. I was, once, long time ago, just for a year - and there is Liberal activist history in my family going back well into the 19th century. While I was a Member, the bumph came on paper, through the letterbox. Ros Scott did say that she had created an opt out scheme, but I confess to not having looked for it.