Thursday, June 20, 2013

Six of the Best 362

Writing on Liberal Democrat Voice, Kate Parminter takes Owen Paterson to task: "We should use the time before any decisions need to be made about growing GM crops in Europe to get the full facts and engage impartially with the public.  Mr Paterson should lay down his cheerleading pom poms and listen to what the British people say they want for their food and countryside in the future."

Peter Black reports on Morris the cat's bid to become mayor of the Mexican city of Xalapa, the capital of the state of Veracruz.

"In our world of voter apathy and predominantly centrist politics, the suffragettes can seem pretty alien. With hindsight, some of their actions might be dismissed as futile acts of vandalism: we now know it took the sweeping social change of a world war to really make a difference to women’s suffrage. But their story is also part of London’s story; the suffragettes’ short but idiosyncratic chapter of history makes up part of the city’s fabric." Londonist is our guide to Suffragette City.

The Streatham & Brixton Chess Blog is not impressed by the Spectator's correspondent on the game.

"Here are 12 lucky words that survived by getting fossilized in idioms," says Mental Floss.

Observations on the Weather visits the Richard Jefferies Museum at Coate Water in Swindon.

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