There’ll be more from me on the Mindless Ones’ site tomorrow — part two of our three-part look at League 2009. Those posts are *hugely* time-consuming — there’s an old saying that when two writers write together they both end up doing twice the work, and there are six of us on this, so you can see why blogging’s a bit light at the moment. But I’m hoping to have the next Kinks post up here over the weekend, too, on why Preservation Act 1 is actually quite good, not rubbish like you think.
The Olympic Committee apparently reneged on a promise to promote a campaign against violence against women, though the Guardian, in typical fashion (it’s getting as bad as the Mail) can’t decide if it’s a campaign against violence against women, domestic violence, sexual abuse or sexual violence. One thing that really stood out to me was the claim that there’s a Home Office report showing that violence between partners increased by as much as 30% on days during the 2006 World Cup when there was an England match on. Precisely *because* this confirms every single prejudice I have against football and those who watch it, I’m fairly sceptical about this — anyone know more?
And finally I was sad to hear of the death of Nikki Thomson, who I didn’t know personally but who was a major force in Lib Dem politics and who was a friend of many of my friends. Caron has a post about her.