Tag: democracy and dictatorship

Beware: Zombies on the line!

My thoughts and opinions tend to vary by about 180 degrees from those espoused by the Guardian. That particular left-wing and ultra-lefty organ considers people such as I, who hold trenchant right-wing views and are disinclined to be quiet in…

Dogma…

Lower speed limits on York streets could be scrapped under a plan being considered by council leaders. The 20mph scheme rolled out by the last Labour administration is under review, in a move that has outraged campaigners. Oh, well, outrage…

WE’LL Tell You What You Think, Peasants…

…cabinet member for environment, councillor Nilgun Canver, says the fortnightly waste collection is encouraging more people in Haringey to recycle. She said: “Residents support our objectives to cut waste and increase recycling to protect the environment and the future of…

Does Local Democracy Work?

A public meeting to discuss proposals for three travellers’ camps was abandoned after 400 residents turned up. On grounds of..? Yeah, you guessed it: So many people from Leicester’s Abbey and Beaumont Leys wards arrived at the meeting venue that…

Stacking The Deck..?

A Tweet by disability campaigner BendyGirl  drew my attention to this rumour sweeping the halls and corridors of power: The government, according to strong rumour, is about to make defeats a little less likely, by appointing 60 new peers –…

Here we go again?

What would take the place of Gaddafi’s semi-muslim, semi-socialist regime if he fell? That’s what a lot of people were wondering six or seven months ago when the Arab Spring uprisings reached Libya. Some, bloggers and journos mostly but I…

Welcome to The Asylum

In So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, the late Douglas Adams introduced us to a minor character by the name of John Watson or, as he preferred to be called, Wonko the Sane. Those who’ve read it will…