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Saturday, January 31, 2004

Hmmm... Don't seem to have updated this in a while. So much for my new year's resolution. Not that anybody actually reads this thing I s'pose. In case anyone gives a fuck, here's some stuff you might find interesting. Or not.

Unsuprisingly Blair has survived this week, winning the vote on "top-up" fees and being "exonnerated" by the whitewash that is Lord Hutton's report into the events surrounding David kelly's death. While the complete lack of spine among Labour "rebels", demonstrated in the fees vote, is unsurprising, it is interesting to discover that in modern British society an illegal, aggresive war is seen as a less serious offence than being slightly overzealous in one's criticism of the government pursuing that policy. Isn't democracy wonderful?

In less widely covered news, it has been warned that 1,500 people may die and as many as 10,000 may be admitted to hospital as a result of the cold snap we are currently experiencing. Many of these deaths are completely unneccesary resulting from poverty pensions which force pensioners to choose between eating and having their heating on (for more on the causes and possible short-term solutions, see here). In an economy vying with France to be the fourth largest in the world, such a death toll is nothing short of a scandal and the fact that it has been ignored or underplayed by the corporate media is a damning indictment of it's claims to public service.

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