[Jim Murphy] told the BBC: "I have given assurances that there are more safeguards on the face of this bill than before, that we will have statutory consultation, we will not do anything that is highly controversial and the relevant select committees of the House of Commons will have a veto on every single proposal.""Trust us."
Number 1: A helpful phone call from the Federation Against Software Theft.
Not much response to my plea for a book on the miners’ strike, although I didn’t expect a flood. Anyway, I did manage to find this:
Oooh! Lovely emails from Johnny Boy about my review, and this:
Curious news from Chapel Hill - a graduate student tried to run down down nine people in the Pit on Friday. It took me a while to work out how he could do it - but then I remembered that up by Davis there’s a car park, and it turns out that’s how he got in.It was on Fox News this morning because they had an interview with Ryan Tuck, editor of the UNC student paper, The Daily Tarheel. Fox interviews are amazing, making you wish for the halcyon days of RISE:tv. Yes, they really are that bad. What was quite interesting, though, was the footage they showed of FBI agents going into his apartment. It looked suspiciously like the complex that Kavi used to live in back in 2004. Eeek!
And we all sneer at how Channel 4 commissioned Minipops, as if we’re above that now…ha.(co-written by a Cuban Boy? hmm)
While I’m busy smacking my head on the table at Mr. Blair’s latest attempt to turn the entire country against him, does anybody know of a good book on the 1984-85 miners’ strike? I’m reading David Peace’s GB84 at the moment, and although it’s interesting, it’s difficult for me to tell fact from fiction, given that I was five at the time. Amazon didn’t throw up any obvious works during a simple search; surely it was important enough to merit a few historical tomes?(Unlike Scargill, I’m prepared to hold a ballot in the comments. Make a resolution below!)