Monday, October 29, 2012

Six of the Best 290

Remember the campaign buttons that Cowley Street used to provide for Lib Dem bloggers? HQ stopped updating them ages ago and they became so out of date that I removed them from Liberal England. The good news is that Mark Pack has set up some new buttons, which I have now added here.

Daniel Furr on Liberal Democrat Voice says that secret courts are the final path towards the police state.

"Not only was it a matter of social justice, Ford wrote, but paying high wages was also smart business. When wages are low, uncertainty dogs the marketplace and growth is weak. But when pay is high and steady, Ford asserted, business is more secure because workers earn enough to become good customers. They can afford to buy Model Ts." Hedrick Smith in the New York Times writes of an era when capitalists had a better understanding of their own interests.

Brian Moore, the former England rugby international, has a notably sensible take on the Savile affair in the New Statesman.

In the Guardian, Martin Scorsese  tells Joe Queenan why restoring Powell and Pressburger's The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp is part of his duty to cinema

Backwatersman visits Lincoln Cathedral and finds it embarrassed by its most famous son, Little St Hugh: "Nowadays, when a child is killed, their shrine takes the form of a spontaneous eruption of flowers and soft toys.  In Lincoln they did things more formally and erected an impressive four storey Gothic edifice over the box containing Hugh’s bones."

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