Monday, October 31, 2016

Six of the Best 638

The Uber judgement and Ken Loach's film I, Daniel Blake both make the case for a citzens' basic income, argues Chris Dillow.

Raheem Kassam, who pulled out of Ukip's leadership race today, had huge support on social media. But, says Guido Fawkes, but little in the real world: "This has implications for Leave.EU, the pro-Brexit campaign group set up by multi-millionaire businessman Arron Banks, which backed Raheem. ... Banks is confusing 'likes', 'follows' and casual clicktivism with active support. Leave.EU bought Facebook 'likes' essentially by buying traffic."

The Economist praises Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea and says it marks her out as "a leading female voice in postcolonial literature".

"He was hugely popular from the late 60s through the early 80s, but never a critical favourite until a group of fans started, after his death, reissuing his material and promoting him as what he was - a true songwriting great." Andrew Hickey reviews a new CD of Jake Thackray songs.

Daniel Curtis visits the Catholic church of St Aloysius Gonzaga in Oxford, where Gerard Manley Hopkins was once curate.

The Hull Daily Mail offers some chilling urban legends from the city.

No comments: