Sunday, September 25, 2011

Six of the Best 189

Olly Grender says farewell to blogging (for now) on the New Statesman site as she takes up her position at Downing Street as the government's Deputy Director of Communications on a maternity cover. Incidentally, I had a dream last night in which both Olly and Lembit Opik featured - in separate scenes, I hasten to add.

Edd Bauer, an elected sabbatical officer at Birmingham University, is spending his second weekend on remand after being charged with hanging a banner from an over bridge in the city during the recent Liberal Democrat Conference. Gareth Epps says: "we should be speaking out and using our influence in Government to defend the right to peaceful protest and freedom of expression". He's right, you know.

Mark Pack thinks it is very odd that would-be Liberal Democrat candidates in the Merton and Wandsworth London Assembly constituency have been banned from calling on party members. And he's right too.

Maurice Glasman, the founder of New Labour, is not the Messiah but a very naughty boy, argues The Yorkshire Ranter.

io9 links to a film report about Pyramiden. Once a model Soviet settlement on the Norwegian archipelago of Spitsbergen, it now stands abandoned.

A little closer to home, Unmitigated England visits The Four Shires Stone, which once marked the spot where four counties - Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire - met.

1 comment:

Gareth Epps said...

Edd Bauer has just been released on bail, with John Hemming MP giving helpful evidence on Edd's behalf. Thanks Jonathan for raising the issue.