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Welsh assembly asked about UFOs
Response: “jang vIDa je due luq. ‘ach ghotvam’e’ QI’yaH-devolved qaS.”
amusing  silly  Star-Trek  language  aliens  air-travel  Wales  government 
july 2015 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
BBC News - US government set to give up net oversight powers
'asked net overseer Icann to work out how to shift control from the US government to an alternative body …wants the successor controlling body to be made up of both private companies and government representatives.'
Interesting  Internet  USA  technology  government  freedom 
march 2014 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
Call to broaden register of lobbyists as new figures show extent of meetings | Politics | The Guardian
'Business ministers held 988 meetings with outside organisations in 2012, and just two with a formally defined lobbying company' To put it another way, the members of the PRCA (lobbying industry body) would be covered by the register, but if the PRCA itself lobbied, it wouldn't be.
posttofacebook  lobbying  fail  Freedom-of-Information  corruption  UK  westminster  government  sousveilance 
july 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Brick up spare rooms, urges Labour MP Frank Field
'said landlords should "brick up" doors and "knock down the walls" in defiance.'
tax  protest  money  bedroom-tax  government  interesting 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
China’s Paid Trolls: Meet the 50-Cent Party
'The Chinese government hires people to distort or deflect conversations on the web. Ai Weiwei persuades an “online commentator” to tell all.'
control  posttofacebook  big-brother  image  government  interesting  media  lies-damn-lies-and-statistics  China 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
A Parliament without transparency has no accountability | Unlock Democracy
There's a push for the MEPs to have a secret ballot on whether they accept the EU budget. Doesn't that make them unaccountable to their constituents?
politics  europe  fail  admission-of-interest;-I-work-for-Unlock-Democracy  money  EU  government  Unlock-Democracy 
february 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Government says mot-diese is proper French term for hashtag – The Connexion
THE French government has caused amusement on the internet by insisting the proper term for “hashtag” in French should be mot-dièse.
France  silly  technology  amusing  language  government  lack-of-understanding-error  culture  via-Bart-Calendar 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Cameron speech: France offers 'red carpet' to UK firms
'France will welcome any businesses that leave the UK, should the country exit the European Union'
France  cheeky  trade  EU  government  business 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Westminster Council’s proposals for obesity: awful, awful, awful « Another angry woman
'It’s a very shiny-looking report, with a picture of an apple on the front. The existence of apples, illustrated by a photograph of one, is literally the only thing which is in any way evidence-based within the entire report. There is not even a reference section. The report is entirely what a few wonks think might be a good idea.'
posttofacebook  obesity  government  culture  fail  health  politics  UK 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
High Court agrees to hear first ever legal challenge to new 'faith' schools because of religious discrimination, Government applies to intervene against BHA
'The High Court has approved an application for judicial review of a decision to open two state-funded highly selective Catholic schools in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames'
schools  education  government  money  bias  religion  interesting 
october 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Clegg hints at split with Tories on Leveson - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
'Nick Clegg privately told members of the Hacked Off campaign group, including the comedian Steve Coogan, that there was nothing in the Coalition Agreement that prevented him from taking a different position on press regulation from the Conservatives.'
the-coalition  Lib-Dems  government  News-of-The-World  hacking  journalism  interesting 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Graduates ‘urged to dumb down CVs’ « Express & Star
Graduates were apparently told that their qualifications actually deterred employers and advised to leave them off their CVs altogether to secure “survival jobs”.
government  employment  posttofacebook  fail  interesting 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
'I'm being evicted,' says east London resident who blew whistle on missiles - London - News - Evening Standard
'revealed the government’s plan to locate an anti-terrorist missile system on the roof of his block of flats'
UK  posttofacebook  fail  terrorism  freedom  government  Olympics  news  interesting 
may 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Not A Sick Society: A Sick State
This was submitted to prison magazine Not Shut Up, but its publication was blocked.
freedom  prison  law  protest  government  politics  culture  comment  posttofacebook  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The second lever | Government Digital Service
'We [the Government Digital Service] are hiring. And we want more world-class digital talent in Government.'
jobs  interesting  economy  government 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Go Ahead and Beat Your Wife, and Other Dumb Budget Cuts - Politics - The Atlantic Wire
As well as the previously linked to thing on not prosecuting domestic violence (which seems to be essentially a tactic/attempt to get someone else to pay for it), there's also watching someone drown because the Fire Department can't afford the lifesaving certification, and laying off the entire police force for six months.
wtf  abuse  money  government  American  death  police 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
NHS plans will mean putting wealthy first, says doctors' leader | Society | The Guardian
'Hospitals will be forced to treat wealthy foreigners to raise cash rather than treat poor patients as they are hit by cuts to the NHS budget and the government's radical pro-market reforms, the leader of Britain's doctors has warned.'
medicine  the-coalition  government  comment  cuts  economy 
september 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scotland and England: what future for the Union? | Culture | The Observer
"The future of the 200-year link between England and Scotland has never been more hotly debated. We asked some of Scotland's best known writers for their opinions on the state of this marriage is and what independence might mean for their home country"
interesting  britain  government  politics  scotland  comment  via-Andrew-Ducker 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Atos moves to shut down criticism | Tentacles of doom
"It seems that Atos don’t like [people complaining and protesting about them]. They have started issuing legal threats, and they have succeeded in shutting down some of their opposition… They have also shut down a support forum for carers, CarerWatch,"
the-coalition  government  fairness  fail  people-suck  dude...  disability 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Andrew Stunell: Coalition on Course to Be the First Government for Thirty Years to Add More Social Homes
"The Government is now on course to deliver up to 170,000 new homes by 2015, safeguarding some 80,000 jobs in construction, and other related trades in the process. We can now confidently say that we will be the first government for over thirty years to finish with more social and affordable homes than we started with."
government  the-coalition  politics 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
A Few Good Things The Lib Dems Are Doing… « Sci-Ence! Justice Leak!
A few of the more recent good things that the Lib Dems have been achieving in the coalition government.
government  Lib-Dems  politics  the-coalition 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Cerabino: Crops rot as Georgia feels effects of immigration law
Tough new immigration law means that the migrant workers just aren't coming to Georgia. So the crops are going unpicked, and are rotting in the fields.
immigration  USA  dude...  economy  government 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
We covered up our involvement in torture. Now we must expose it – Telegraph Blogs
Overly cheerleader-y for Thatcher, but other than that a fairly good piece on the torture that the UK security services have been complicit to, and the problems with the coming enquiry into it.
torture  crime  abuse  foreign-policy  government  interesting  important  politics 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The real confidence crisis - Joan Walsh - Salon.com
"The real confidence crisis doesn't lie with corporate America. It belongs to the Democrats. They are the party of government, and they should face it, and boldly advocate to use government to solve our problems."
Democrats  USA  government  'socialism'  argument  interesting  politics 
august 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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