The tragedy of the Liberal Democrats

It seems like a curious choice for the Liberal Democrats to have their national conference in Glasgow this year, what with everything else that's been going on in Scotland. I don't think they're very popular there. Then again, they're not very popular anywhere. Back before the the coalition, when the Lib Dems were the third…

Yes you can!

Congratulations, America! "Great news":http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/nov/05/uselections2008-barackobama4. Obama's speech was fantastic, and McCain's was very dignified. Unfortunately, there is one piece of bad news: Stephen Fry "tweets":http://twitter.com/stephenfry/status/991361168 that California's Proposition 8 has passed. It outlaws same-sex marriage, and is a "nasty, bigoted piece of work":http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2008/11/a_revolting_proposition.html. I can't find any official news on it at the moment, though, so…

Floating

So "the Tories took Crewe and Nantwich":http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2008/may/23/crewebyelection08.byelections3 in the by-election. I don't understand (never have) the mentality, the mindset, the _brains_ of "floating voters":http://www.thefreedictionary.com/floating+voter. I'm not saying that no-one should ever change their mind, in politics or anything else; nor do I think that people can't be convinced by the arguments over issues - nor,…

Time for writing crosses in booths, folks

You know what's coming. It's nearly the 1st of May, and that means elections. An all-too-infrequent chance to exercise our fundamental democratic right and duty. Always important, even when you're quite happy with how things are. Somebody else won't be, and you don't want them to change things. Of course, that's not what gets people…