Friday, January 24, 2014

Six of the Best 415

"Running a car is expensive, buses are scarce, to put it mildly, but Rachel Reeves wants to place an obligation upon unemployed villagers to travel, potentially quite some way, to study." The View from Creeting St Peter on the nonsense of Labour's new proposals for the unemployed.

Middle-sized is beautiful, says David Boyle on The Real Blog.

OurKingdom investigates the GEO Group - the American private prison operator that runs Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre.

Philip Larkin claimed that sexual intercourse was invented in 1963. Blake Backlash on Mostly Film looks at some British films released that year to see how they coped with this new invention.

PastHorizons examines the Oswestry Hillfort Pegasus Stone and opposes the building of 200 houses "within a stone’s throw of the ramparts of Old Oswestry," which is "acknowledged as one of Britain’s finest Iron Age hillforts".

The Imperial War Museum presents 15 photographs of London during the First World War.

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