Sunday, November 13, 2016

Six of the Best 641

Graeme Cowie was not impressed by the arguments used by the Scottish Liberal Democrat establishment to win a debate at the party's conference yesterday. That is putting it mildly.

The 'bedroom tax' is contributing to significant hardship among low-income families, and this is having a negative impact on the education and wellbeing of children, argues Laura Winter.

"We’ll likely never know how many people were kept from the polls by restrictions like voter-ID laws, cuts to early voting, and barriers to voter registration. But at the very least this should have been a question that many more people were looking into." Ari Berman says the Republicans' attack on voting rights in the Presidential election should have received more attention.

Backwatersman remembers Colin Milburn: "My strongest memory of him is of sitting in the old West Stand and readying ourselves to take evasive action as Milburn pulled ball after ball to the boundary, often low and hard and straight into the stand itself, crashing into the wall and rebounding down the tiers of seats, scattering the spectators and upsetting our thermos flasks."

While Down at Third Man remembers seeing a 12-year-old Haseeb Hameed in the nets at Old Trafford.

The many fictional London Underground stations are mapped by Dean Nicholas.

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