Saturday, December 06, 2014

Six of the Best 477

"Citizen’s Income (also known as Basic Income and many other names) was Liberal Democrat policy for a while, until it got dropped in 1994. Despite some people wondering if it might make a return under a previous leader, it's remained in the Home for Former Policies ever since." Nick Barlow wants to set that policy free.

Head of Legal has a video of Dominic Grieve speaking on human rights: "There are 'plenty' of Conservative supporters of human rights, he claimed, and he said they will win the internal debate – but 'must not stay silent'."

Andy Boddington writes on homelessness and an encounter in a Ludlow churchyard.

"Post-war austerity and the accompanying rationing were the reasons why spivs existed and during the General Elections of 1950 and 1951 the Conservative Party actively campaigned on a manifesto of ending rationing as quickly as possible." Flashbak looks at spivs and post-war British gangster films.

York Stories hurries to record a fragment of the city's railway history.

The Chelsea Football Fancast pays tribute to the club's former manager John Neal, who died in late November. He rescued us in the early 1980s, when we were threatened with relegation from the old Second Division.

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