The 2014 European Parliament elections, under the 2019 rules
How the proposed new voting system for the European Parliament helps the centre and the centre-right.
eu  elections 
11 hours ago
Cooking with Ursula K. Le Guin
Recipes of the planet Winter, including hot beer.
cooking  sf 
23 hours ago
How School Shootings Spread
Malcolm Gladwell’s grim analysis.
2 days ago
BSFA 2017 Awards
Final ballot now out!
bsfa  sf 
3 days ago
Serbia must accept Kosovo independence to join EU: German foreign minister
This is important. There is of course a difference between “accept” and “recognise”.
eu  kosovo  serbia 
4 days ago
Brexit - Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
The Irish government’s guide to what’s going on.
eu  brexit  ireland 
4 days ago
Belfast Central Station to be renamed “Lanyon Place”
@brheading explains why it’s called “Central” when it isn’t.
Northernireland  travel  rail 
11 days ago
The Berlin Times commemorates the 10315th day since the Fall of the Wall.
That’s as long as it was up, 13 August 1961 - 9 November 1989 - 5 February 2018.
15 days ago
Retro Hugos for 1942
Recs for CS Lewis, Lord Dunsany and Austen Tappan Wright.
17 days ago
Azerbaijan’s Inconvenient Prisoner
The facts in the case of Ilgar Mammadov.
18 days ago
The Great Soulmate Debate – The Geeky Gaeilgeoir
“mo anam cara” and why you should checknthe translation before you get your tattoo.
irish  languages 
18 days ago
World Wide Words: Gone for a Burton
Worth browsing around this fascinating site.
19 days ago
French wife of Royal Marine denied residency card despite living in the UK for 24 years
@Number10gov: “protecting your rights has been my first priority.” Yeah, right.
migration  ukpolitics 
22 days ago
Two Announcements & A Clarification
@TobyMeadows is not @CamestrosF.
23 days ago
The EU cannot save Britain from itself
Three months on, still sensible commentary from @jonlis1.
ukpolitics  eu  brexit 
23 days ago
The Moldova-Transdniestria Dilemma: Local Politics and Conflict Resolution
Comprehensive update from Bill Hill, doyen of international Moldova commentators.
26 days ago
Why the status quo is far more dangerous than a settlement
The wise Fiona Mullen on economic incentives for a Cyprus deal.
26 days ago
Imaginary friends
Great essay by Ursula Le Guin.
26 days ago
The Strange Copyright of Doctor Who
Not clear when things changed from the early arrangements.
DoctorWho  copyright 
28 days ago
Taking full benefit of supercomputers in Europe
Interesting thoughts from Commissioner @GabrielMariya.
bulgaria  computers 
4 weeks ago
Brexit: What if Britain changes its mind? (PDF)
@AndrewDuffEU explains: no more rebate, no more opt-outs (apart from euro).
eu  brexit  ukpolitics 
4 weeks ago
David Fisher 1929-2018
Sad news. He wrote “The Stones of Blood”, “The Androids of Tara”, “The Creature from the Pit” and “The Leisure Hive”. Good novelisations too.
5 weeks ago
The 5 Most Impressive Questions to Ask an Interviewer
Briliant advice. Nobody ever asks me these questions.
5 weeks ago
May’s ‘Omnishuffles’ Exposes a Team Divided
My colleagues @LeonMCook and @politicobadger ‏reflect.
5 weeks ago
Toby Young and wheelchair ramps
I know that this particular horse appears to be dead for now. But @toadmeister has not yet accounted for himself on this point.
ukpolitics  disability 
5 weeks ago
7 Habits of Highly Effective Tyrants
Robert Caro on Robert Moses, reviewed by Chris Hanretty.
politics  uspolitics 
6 weeks ago
Black Hole Sun God
Excellent review of Wolff’s #FireandFury.
6 weeks ago
Reconsidering NATO expansion: a counterfactual analysis of Russia and the West in the 1990s
Interesting piece, though looks more at internal US and Russia dynamics than at situation in Central Europe.
uspolitics  nato  russia 
6 weeks ago
The Hero Is a Hobbit
W.H. Auden’s review of The Fellowship of the Ring.
6 weeks ago
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