Sorry for lack of actual content – proper posts tomorrow. For now, some links.
First of all, I don’t plan to discuss Brown’s ‘gaffe’ today, where he was polite to a bigot to her face and then grumbled about her behind her back, without realising his mic was still on. It’s the kind of thing that every single politician in Britain has done, and Brown just got caught. It was fun to joke about on Twitter, but it should not have dominated the news in the way it has. This, however, is important. This illustrates exactly why we need to change the rhetoric surrounding immigration. Meanwhile Justin at Chicken Yoghurt shows precisely how disgraceful it is that this disgusting hypocritical war criminal who has destroyed the lives of millions DARES to criticise someone else for bigotry.
(I must look into how you change party policy on immigration, in fact, and work towards getting ours changed. )
David Brothers says what I’ve been saying for a long time about ‘canon’
Laurie Penny reviews a couple of books on the way the Baby Boomers have destroyed their children’s lives.
And a good piece from Language Log absolutely demolishing the fallacy that ‘men don’t listen’
Finally, if you’re using Spotify (and yes, unfortunately, the free software clients are still not up to much, so I’m still reliant on the proprietary client – one of only three non-free pieces of software on my machine, along with Inform 7 and the nonfree rar for unpacking cbr files) you can add me to the social whatsists and send me music or something. as well as seeing all my playlists in one place.