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Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack - BBC News
Content warning: news about a violent death.

Same link as previous, but BBC had updated the story after her death, didn't want anyone to click through without knowing.
politics  crime  death  violence  UK  Westminster 
june 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
“Is this really a Living Wage? The Living Wage is calculated according to the cost of living whereas the Low Pay Commission calculates a rate according to what the market can bear. Without a change of remit for the Low Pay Commission this is effectively a higher National Minimum Wage and not a Living Wage.”
money  employment  wages  economics  UK 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Is Britain racist to the core?
Clip from a Frankie Boyle show after the elections. Rapper and poet Akala making a bunch of good points about structural racism in the UK.
Interesting  racism  UK  culture  politics  General-Election-2015  bigotry 
june 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
The case for prescription heroin » The Spectator
‘Whatever gave you the idea folk in authority operate according to reason? Your trouble is you’re being rational.’
Interesting  drugs  war-on-drugs  medicine  health  law  crime  culture  UK  USA 
may 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
David Cameron appoints anti-gay marriage MP to be minister for equalities
'who previously said the state had “no right” to redefine marriage, and who voted against same-sex marriage'
LGBT  Westminster  another-horror-from-the-Tories  Conservatives  UK  bigotry  homophobia  people-suck 
may 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
A graffiti artist named Wanksy found a cheeky way to force his city to fix potholes
'It looks like Wanksy's work is yielding results. The road ahead may be long and hard, but as long as he keeps thrusting ahead, he'll get the satisfaction his city needs. And when he sees the hot liquid asphalt spurting all over the street, he knows it's worth it.'
amusing  protest  UK  Manchester  transport 
april 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
Waiters face sack if they ask diners for cash tips
Well, I'll be defaulting to cash tips from now on. And probably somewhat avoiding the chain restaurants that do this shit.
money  business  people-suck  UK  minimum-wage  law 
november 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
All-male interview panels scrapped as Whitehall’s ‘macho culture' is tackled
'The long-standing gender imbalance at the top of the civil service that has proved remarkably resistant to change'
Interesting  politics  UK  Westminster  discrimination  sexism  Civil-Service  government  jobs 
september 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
UKIP's Clacton Candidate Says He Won't Stand Down For Douglas Carswell
'prominent local UKIP activists say there is no guarantee that the local association is willing to adopt Carswell as their official candidate.'
politics  UKIP  by-elections  democracy  UK  amusing 
august 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Church of England General Synod approves female bishops
Finally entering the Century of the Fruitbat. Though I do wonder if this'll result in a fair bit of splintering off.
news  Christianity  Church-of-England  equality  UK  religion 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Hot water with bag floating in it not a cup of tea
“Drinks retailers treat coffee drinkers like cherished, fussy children, giving them a zillion pretentious, intricate options involving frothy milk and syrups.

Tea drinkers, by contrast, get a cup of nuclear-temperature water with a deflated paper testicle floating on it."
amusing  The-Daily-Mash  tea  UK  tea-is-important-dammit  silly 
july 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
The bizarre secret of London’s buried diggers
And one day, they shall rise up, their shovels honed to a razor edge on the gravel they were buried in, inexorably driving toward us on their caterpillar tracks…
weird  construction  London  UK  money 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
New Statesman | Tactical voting against Ukip is bad news for Farage
The Newark by-election saw centre-left voters hold their noses and back the Tories to stop Ukip. 
politics  Westminster  by-elections  UKIP  tactical-voting  democracy  UK  Interesting  New-Statesman 
june 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Disabled students could be 'shut out' by government cuts
Some of the support I got through the Disabled Students Allowance, particularly the PDA it got me, were a real help in getting myself organised, actually managing to make all the things I was supposed to, etc. I think I'd've had a much harder time without them.
disability  cuts  benefits  university  education  UK  money  equality 
may 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Zero-hours crackdown plan unveiled by Labour leader - BBC News
Reading the tenses of a story going into a future speech's contents in exacting detail gets rather confusing. "[Blah] would be harder" he will say, adding "…"
employment  UK  politics  Westminster  Labour  Interesting  business  rights 
april 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Extra Food Banks Aren't Needed Because Restaurants Are Busy, Says Tory Councillor
“People aren’t in poverty in terms of going without food. You try booking a restaurant in Crawley on a Friday or Saturday night. You can’t do it.”
WTF  fail  poverty  Conservatives  councillors  UK  politics  food 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Oh shit, say tube drivers
They need a new 'Person to Scare the Shit Out of Capitalists'
amusing  The-Daily-Mash  parody  unions  employment  UK  politics  London 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Look at the logo on the right closely
Don't know how they did it, nor how long it will last, but I'm impressed.
amusing  logos  business  computers  UK  Google  fail  parody  culture-jamming 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Miliband - Man of Destiny
'When Ed Miliband stood in the flood waters of the Thames, little did he know he was striking such a magnificent pose.'
Ed-Miliband  politics  UK  photos  amusing  tumblr  silly  photoshop 
february 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Unions suspend tube strike after reaching deal
Deal is 'let's talk about things some more'. I'll also note that the last line is a bit inaccurate AIUI — there'll be no compulsory redundancies if there are enough voluntary ones.
news  London  tube  strikes  UK  transport 
february 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Mull of Kintyre test - Wikipedia
'an unofficial guideline said to have been used by the British Board of Film Classification to decide whether an image of a man's penis could be shown.'
amusing  penis  wikipedia  geography  censorship  sex  UK 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tory MP calls police on handful of retired constituents delivering petition against lobbying bill 'gagging law' - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
'A handful of retired constituents delivering their local MP a petition might not sound the most terrifying of prospects, but it prompted one Tory politician to call for police protection.'
WTF  fail  politics  protest  lobbying  gagging-bill  UK  Conservative-party  police 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
London Underground: Victoria Line Suspended After Concrete Poured into Control Room
Some solid journalism here, but it does seem to be a pretty pour decision-making process in action at TFL…
amusing  news  unconfirmed-report  TFL  tube  transport  London  UK  puns 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
£1000 certification required to apply to join the Metropolitan Police
Which'll be a fairly massive obstacle to having a diverse force. Especially given that it's no guarantee of a job once you have it.
WTF  money  police  UK  fail  poverty  diversity  via-Robin-Sutton 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Britain could miss out on crazy, pointless war with China, says important American
“Your military will be dropping food from its only helicopter while the US Marines are surging towards Shanghai for reasons that will never be fully explained."
amusing  The-Daily-Mash  parody  War  USA  military  UK  China 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Peers block law on being annoying in public
'Courts could impose these on anyone engaging - or threatening to engage - in "conduct capable of causing nuisance or annoyance to any person".'
Interesting  law  UK  politics 
january 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Parliament still has a long way to go if it is to be considered ‘family friendly’ : Democratic Audit UK
'many MPs are still finding it difficult to achieve a healthy life/work balance, putting off prospective candidates in the process'
politics  UK  Westminster  culture  family 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Marks & Spencer Toy Store Gender Neutral | The Mary Sue
'Marks & Spencer has decided to ditch the gender-specific packaging that unfairly restricts toys by what gender they “should” be played with.'
Interesting  gender  sexism  Marks&Sparks  UK  shopping  children  toys 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Why does Wonga even exist? It's a question no one on the left asks | Zoe Williams
"Why do you need a payday loan? Could there be something wrong with your actual pay?"
Christianity  UK  business  culture  money  politics  religion 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Damian Lewis and the case of the missing redheads | Art and design | The Guardian
'Thomas Knights wants you to think about action heroes... And then he wants you to ask yourself this: how come those men are never ginger?'
interesting  hair  ginger  discrimination  culture  UK  photography  art 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Can young people influence Government policy by voting? | ampp3d
Politicians woo the grey vote, because it makes a difference. They shit on the young people, because they don't vote.
voting  democracy  UK  westminster  benefits  age 
december 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Calorie labels fitted to staircases - Telegraph
'Trials at three large office buildings found that signs advertising how many calories could be burnt by climbing a particular set of stairs increased the number of people using them by up to 29 per cent'
exercise  health  UK  interesting 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
George Osborne to announce cuts while covered in diamonds
'The chancellor is upping his game in response to the Prime Minister’s declaration of permanent austerity amid the gilded splendour of the lord mayor’s banquet.'
Conservatives  The-Daily-Mash  UK  amusing  austerity  benefits  government  parody 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Man Dies Mysteriously After Opening Box Labeled 'Pandora'
'An official inquest into the mysterious death of Jason Airey was unable to determine exactly what led the 37-year-old to suddenly stop living shortly after opening a container inscribed with the words "Pandora's box."'
wtf  weird  UK  news  death  Do-Not-Open-The-Box  You-Must-Not-Read-From-The-Book! 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
House Prices In The North Vs. House Prices In London
'You could get this five-bedroom 18th century house WITH A LAKE in Yorkshire. Or this spacious one-bedroom apartment in Mayfair.'
buzzfeed  housing  amusing  money  The-North  UK  interesting  London 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Tom Baker – the longest serving time lord, but by no means the best
Shared mostly to see what reaction it gets. I notice it doesn't say who *is* the best, or even slightly discuss the other Doctors.
Doctor-Who  scifi  UK  interesting  comment  culture  TV 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Affordable homes facing demolition because of bedroom tax | Society | The Observer
There isn't the spare housing for people to move around like the bedroom tax wants them to. And it's not a bad thing for people to have spare rooms. But the government keeps on pushing this, because it's a way to punish people on benefits.
politics  epic-fail  fail  housing  money  westminster  UK  benefits  bedroom-tax 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
New MPs need training on lobbyists, says committee | Politics | theguardian.com
They're turning MPs into gamers! 'role-playing exercises could help MPs and peers learn how to deal with lobbyists'
politics  lobbying  UK  westminster  interesting  culture  rpgs 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
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