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May 10, 2008

Which bunch of idiots should run the country?

Writing about web page https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?key=pHtXzcM6CuvUZxqC3wcTNZQ

If you look at the three colours Google has chosen as the first three colours for charts, you'll realise this poll was almost inevitable...

And don't worry, this is completely anonymous and unofficial.

So please fill in the form, and enjoy the appropriately coloured graph:

UK Politics Poll


January 16, 2007

English Parliament

Writing about web page http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/6264823.stm

I don't really see what all the fuss is about; surely, by definition, England already has its own parliament - the one in London. Also I don't see how 1,953 people can be used to say that most of the 60-odd million people in the UK think England should have its own parliament; that's only about 0.003% - if you were to interview all 60,000,000 people you'd mis-count a greater percentage than that...

Plus why does it matter what Scotland and Wales think? It's not going to affect them, surely. Yes, fine, it's interesting, but it's also quite interesting that the hottest chilli on the planet is grown in Dorset...

Now, admittedly, I don't know much about politics - and I tend to group governments in general together with Unlimited Broadband and cow dung - but I really don't see the point of a specific English parliament; especially if Scotland and Wales have their own parliaments, so surely all London has to worry about now is England anyway...


August 10, 2006

President Bush, everybody…

I just heard Bush say this on the BBC News:

We will take the necessary steps to protect the american people

Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it us who were being threatened?
There was another one just like that a few sentences before, but I can't remember what it was…


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