Passing thought

Watching the Guido Vs Drapper debate on youtube, it seems rather telling to me that when asked what criticism labourlist had made of the Government Mr. Drapper very quickly started talking about what he felt the party should do. Now I could well be wrong but I’m fairly sure they’re not the same thing.

Interesting times

A rare occurrence honesty and forthrightness being spoken in the European parliament:

Also also reported by:
Samizdata , Douglas Carswell, The Salted Slug, Guido, NightJack, Pox Angolorum, More to life than shoes, Iain Dale and Cranmer also on the front page of the Drudge report

(A transcript can be found: here) and finally some words from the man himself.

It’s well worth spending three and a half minutes listening to and then sharing far and wide. Apart from the excellent speech Brown’s behavior during it (only shown towards the end) also seems quite informative to me at least.

Meanwhile reportedly the Queen is having private chats with the governor of the bank of England (see also here). Mr King has subsequently warned that spending more may not be the best idea, which I’m sure is a shock to no one.

Photography – a further followup

Just came across these two articles which I thought needed sharing. For anyone that thinks that the counter terrorism and other acts won’t be used to harass photographers and prevent them from carrying out their legitimate work, I’d suggest reading this little list of incidents where that has happened, and the number of commentators complaining about the same sort of thing in response to this article about a photographer lodging a complaint against the police for such behavior.