Archive:
July 2008

The Labour and Liberal Democrat dimensions

Now that there has been some time to allow the result of the Glasgow East by-election, I feel like posting some thoughts that are less drunken and kneejerk than my previous post. Originally this was going to be one post, but I ended up blabbing for almost 3,000 words so I have split this into […]

What does Max Mosley know about sustainability?

Today the teams are all meeting in Maranello to discuss their response to Max Mosley’s calls for yet more cost-cutting in F1. In a letter (PDF link) sent to each of the teams earlier this month, Max Mosley said: Formula One is becoming unsustainable. The major manufacturers are currently employing up to 1000 people to […]

Will the BBC break The Chain?

Well there have been a few posts on this blog already about what we might expect from the BBC when they take over the coverage of Formula 1 in the UK from next year. There is one aspect of the coverage that I have not yet touched on because I have been planning a separate […]

My top ten political blogs

Well it seems as though everyone else has been doing it, especially on the Scottish blogs. It’s all in aid of the 2008-9 Guide to Political Blogging in the UK by Iain Dale. He’s asking everyone to vote you see. Last year, quite incredibly, this blog was named as the number 2 Scottish political blog […]

Was S├ębastien Tellier robbed?

One to file under “why on earth didn’t I think of that?”. Ewan Spence has analysed each of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest entries in Last.fm. For those who don’t know, Last.fm is a smart website that tracks your music (or podcast) listening habits. It can generate recommendations for you, but I joined the site […]

Does anyone have any spare Glasgow East leaflets?

The other day I received a comment from the person who runs the By-Elections blog and this website about by-elections. I don’t have any leaflets but I’m happy to help out. I’m sure a few activists, or anyone who happens to live in the Glasgow East area, who are reading this might have a few […]

Oh my goodness so many conflicting feelings

If you want to experience a proper rollercoaster of emotions, just watch an election in which you despise both of the main parties to hell. Firstly, I apologise to the voters of Glasgow East for doubting their ability to vote for someone who wasn’t wearing a red rosette. I was just flabbergasted to come in […]

The Max Mosley verdict

Max Mosley has won his privacy case against News Group Newspapers Ltd, the publishers of the News of the World. A full PDF of the verdict is here. I am in two minds about this verdict. On the one hand, the News of the World is a scumbag newspaper full of scumbag stories, owned by […]

Final thoughts on Glasgow East

Well, I say “final thoughts”, but really I mean “first and only thoughts” because this is the first time I’ve actually managed to find the time and motivation to write about tomorrow’s Glasgow East by-election. It’s difficult to know what I am hoping for. The party I am most sympathetic towards — the Lib Dems […]

What’s happening to FOM’s infrastructure?

One of the more minor talking points of the German Grand Prix was the failure of the live timing system provided by FOM. This is not the first time FOM’s timing systems have failed. In fact, a failure is a relatively common occurrence, and the odd glitch is to be expected in any system as […]