What the hell is going on in France? Whatever, I’m reasonably sure that it’s Sarkozy’s fault – a displaced Blunkett if I ever saw one…
Things we like: a) pissing off blinkered mental We Hate The Communists Yanks b) developing-world leaders hilariously beating the West at its own game. Therefore, Hugo Chavez’s idea of telling the Yanks that if they refuse to service his military jets then he’ll give them to the Chinese and the Cubans is among the best and most hilarious policy moves of recent times. Viva la revolution!
Google Earth is an excellent thing. Not just generally, but also because of its amateur espionage properties. Only a generation ago, military facilities were considered so secret and important that they were kept off maps; now anyone in the world can view hi-res photographs from their PC. This is progress (and like most progress, it’s happened despite the efforts of politicians and pompous fools to stop it).
We like the EU’s plans to allow prisoners to vote. They’ll annoy everyone who deserves to be annoyed, while also hopefully very slightly tempering the voting public’s batshit crazy attitudes towards crime and punishment.
The changes should provide interesting scope for gerrymandering as well. Has anyone surveyed prisoners on political affiliation? I assume the majority are Labour if anyone, so a few prisons bunged in Lab/Con marginals would help ensure (as if it were needed) that the daft Tory fuckers don’t get in.