Britblog Roundup #108
Chris Lightfoot 1978-2007
Welcome to roundup #108, and as many of you will know, this week brought the sad news of the sudden death of Chris Lightfoot. Many, many words have been written about Chris this week, a rundown of which can be found here
, however I'd like to draw your attention to those of Tom Steinberg of at mysociety.org
and a little tale over at The Virtual Stoa
Controversy was stirred by the publication of a book on BBC bias by ex-BBC man Robin Aitken, which apparently has been overlooked by the Beeb. Iain Dale
had the man in to 18DS to discuss the implications, but Pete
has an alternative view on the affair.
In the land of the Liberals, reflections from Niles
and Stephen Tall
on *that* Trident debate, the fall of Mark Littlewood and the 'messianic cult' of Ming; a phrase to strike fear into the heart of even the most hardened atheist. Still on the theist theme, Johnathan Calder ponders martyrdom and just who has the claim to St Wystan
Jim Bliss at The Quiet Road
continues the debate about 18DS's vid A World without America
and poses a few questions.
Inevitably the removal of Patrick Mercer MP from the Tory frontbench garnered some blog inches. Sunny at Pickled Politics
has a take on it with links to many more views both for and against Mr Mercer.
And so to greener pastures, Mel over at Beansprouts
has some handy hints on cutting down to amount of junk mail that falls through your letterbox. Whilst we're being green, Paul Kingsnorth
, tells the real story regarding Channel 4's
(edit: video link from Samizdata
) latest contribution to the global warming debate and Green feminist Natalie Bennett ponders, um, sideboards
and the new Musee du quai Branly
Turning to law and order, Jim Jay isn't feeling anxious, afraid or worried
. Francis is feeling criminalised
appears to be calling for a blanket ASBO for geriatrics.
On a personal note I'd like to send congratulations to Rachel
on getting the book done and dusted and remind you all of this
before moving to the 'And Finally' bit...
First off pandemian
dons the latex knickers to draw attention to Troubled Diva's
contribution to the Comic Relief effort, whilst Tim Ireland
awaits the thoughts of the Met with bated breath. Inky Circus uses tenuous means to post pictures of cute puddy tats
and in the interest of balance - have some pictures of some of the hounds
at this years Crufts.
Next roundup comes from Devil's Kitchen who is forbidden from mentioning Uncle Fester
Edit: darn and it was going so well - Next week is at From The Dustbin of History
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Oh, and if you thought this week was tripe
, then Mr Worstall
appears to be suffering a little from withdrawal symptoms...
poonsp.s. please check this out