Sunday, July 17, 2011

Six of the Best 174

Could a sentence in Sir Paul Stephenson's resignation statement bring down David Cameron? Martin Tod asks the question.

Splash blog! calls for the return of the Liberal Summer School: "A party can become top heavy. Sometimes burdened by its leading lights and activists, that is inevitable and not always bad per se but one which can suffocate new thinking and priorities. And a party in power (even if only in coalition) can easily take on the narrowness and conservatism of the establishment."

Alex Foster tells us that you can now read Lib Dem Voice on your Amazon Kindle. Make no mistake, gentlemen, these "computers" are here to stay.

Ronald Dworkin in the New York Review of Books suggests that Obama should learn from FDR. Here is Franklin Roosevelt speaking at Madison Square Garden in 1936: "We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace - business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering. They had begun to consider the Government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that Government by organized money is just as dangerous as Government by organized mob. Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me - and I welcome their hatred."

It's not quite Snailbeach, but SomeBeans has an interesting article about a trip to visit lead-mining remains in the Yorkshire Dales.

A reader directs me to Nelsons of Stamford and their pork pie wedding cake. As he says: "It's almost worth getting married for."

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