These are things I’ve had to repeat over and over, in a variety of different forums, over the last few weeks. At this point I don’t expect anyone at all to believe me, but the following are all true:
The NHS Bill, as it currently stands, does not privatise the NHS, and will probably impact the average patient not at all. (Doesn’t make it a good bill, but this is true).
The government is not privatising the police force. That article you read that you thought said it was didn’t say that. And the evidence the article provided didn’t even back up the claims it *did* make.
The Monkees had more hit singles after they took over making their own records than they did before.
When Van Dyke Parks and Mike Love disagree, Van Dyke Parks is always right.
There actually *are* legal rights belonging to married couples that civil partners don’t have.
There is a difference between something being morally right and legally acceptable. Notably, DC Comics having the legal ability to produce Watchmen prequels or sequels doesn’t make it either morally or artistically right for them to do so.
There is also a huge difference, both ethically and aesthetically, between the Watchmen prequels and what Moore does with Kevin O’Neill on League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and being unable to see the difference should pretty much disqualify you from ever having an opinion listened to again.
Having ‘supported’ an artist by buying their work does not mean they owe you anything. You engaged in a commercial transaction, and got what you paid for. Specifically, if the Beach Boys don’t play the UK on their reunion tour, that’s not them failing to keep an obligation, that’s them making decisions about where they want to play.
Amazon’s KDP Select programme is a conscious attempt to build a bubble that will benefit them and nobody else. In particular, it is a phenomenally bad business move for any author to take it up.
The SDP did not cause Margaret Thatcher to win the 1983 election.