Sunday, February 27, 2011

Six of the Best 136

Birkdale Focus reveals that the young Matthew Oakeshott received the approval of Jo Grimond for his research into worker co-operatives - and hopes that the mature version will lead a revival of interest in the idea among Liberal Democrats.

What did Peter Mandelson think of Ed Miliband's victory in the Labour leadership election? LabourList will tell you: "It was a photo finish [and] I felt terrible for David. I felt even more worried for the party."

Peter Black AM keeps us up to date with Larry's progress at 10 Downing Street: "Cats do like to present their latest kill to their human hosts as presents. Do not be surprised at reports of dismembered rats being left in the Prime Minister's study or under the Cabinet Table."

Secularism is vital to building a stable world, argues Edmund Standing at Harry's Place.

The newly published complete works of Gerrard Winstanley, leader of the 17th century Diggers, is reviewed by Ariel Hessayon on Reviews in History: "At last Winstanley, the ‘foremost radical of the English Revolution’, who stands shoulder to shoulder with John Donne, Francis Bacon, John Milton, Andrew Marvell and John Bunyan as one of the ‘finest writers’ of a ‘glorious age of English non-fictional prose’ ... has an indispensable scholarly edition of his writings befitting both his undoubted literary talents and profound insights."

Chameleon at Redemption Blues pays tribute to Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart - "one of the icons of childhood Saturday evenings" - and reflects on her relations with make authority figures in general.

1 comment:

dreamingspire said...

Report heard on radio this morning that the Mail claims Larry is "Napcatcher rather than ratcatcher", and is not even trying to catch the mice. And indeed its on the Mail's web site.