This can’t be spread widely enough: the words of a firefighter who attended the Grenfell Tower fire.Also on:
Interesting that this article about Scotland’s Neolithic rock carvings should appear in The Guardian on the Monday after Rona Munro’s great “The Eaters of Light ” episode of Doctor Who.
The Skids in full flow, earlier tonight.
Jesus, but The Skids are good live.
Preparing the stage for The Skids.
DUP leader: “Our United Kingdom — and indeed our very way of life — are under threat from extremists.” Yes, mainly the extreme-Brexit loonies whose government you are going to prop up.Also on:
Based on my two-minute walk to the polling station and thirty seconds there, I predict a very high turnout. #ge2017
TL; DR: Vote Against the Tories
This is long, and I’ll understand if you don’t want to read it. So, a summary.
The election should never have been called; Labour should have resisted it when it was. But now that it’s here we need to take advantage of it to protect the NHS. And maybe hold out some hope for stopping, or at least softening, Brexit. Because with the Tories we’ll only get a disastrously hard crash out.
Vote to stop the Tories and save the NHS.Also on:
Pleased to see that Ada Palmer’s Too Like the Lightning, which I’ve spoken of before here appears to have a British publisher at last. Amazon is showing it available from 1st July. I’ve preordered.
Far-right activists are planning a sea campaign this summer to disrupt vessels saving refugees in the Mediterranean, after successfully intercepting a rescue mission last month.
Members of the anti-Islam and anti-immigrant “Identitarian” movement – largely twentysomethings often described as Europe’s answer to the American alt-right – have raised £56,489 in less than three weeks to enable them to target boats run by aid charities helping to rescue refugees.
From The Guardian.
A right wing organisation that wants to stop aid agency boats that are trying to rescue refugees. I hope the coastguards of Italy and Greece shut them down hard.Also on: