Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Six of the Best 163

"I am genuinely unable to comprehend how any reasonable person can oppose the simple principle that the people should elect those who govern them, and those who govern them should either have a limited period of time in office or should be required regularly to present themselves before the electorate for re-endorsement." Stuart Bonar, writing on Liberal Democrat Voice, has no time for the Lib Dem peers who oppose reform of the House of Lords.

James Baker at Political Valley is not impressed by Barnsley's plans to outlaw swearing in its town centre.

The Libertarian Alliance, in the person of Robert Henderson, fears that the Coalition is laying the ground for a national identity scheme.

Christine Lagarde is engaged upon a global charm offensive to drum up support for her bid to head the International Monetary Fund, says EU Reporter.

Jonathan Meades fans, of whom I am one, will want to read about plans for a volume of his collected work on Museum Without Walls.

Hayden Planetarium on the phenomenon of Manhattanhenge, when "the setting sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid, creating a radiant glow of light across Manhattan's brick and steel canyons, simultaneously illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough's grid. A rare and beautiful sight."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting how the Meades book is being published by advance subscription i.e. it will only happen if enough peoople pledge to buy it.

I have. You all should.