NEW POLL: should Radio 4’s Thought for the Day be opened up to secularists and humanists?

by Stephen Tall on July 14, 2009

Okay, so there are more important issues of the day to discuss, even in the quietest and slowest of July days – but, somehow, the totemic importance of the three-minute slot at 7.50 am on BBC Radio 4’s The Today (…)

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Tories lose senior MEP over new right-wing Euro grouping

by Stephen Tall on July 14, 2009

Three weeks after the Tories tried to sneak out the announcement that they had formed a new right-wing European parliamentary grouping made up of some of Europe’s more, erm, eccentric and extreme characters comes news of the first Tory casualty (…)

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Tom tries to put the Brake on Google Street View

by Stephen Tall on July 14, 2009

As today’s Times reports: Google’s Street View service got off to a bumpy start in the UK as privacy campaigners tried to block Google’s car-mounted cameras from photographing Britain’s streets. Now, Google is heading off the beaten track. The internet (…)

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Ashcroft told: pay your taxes or don't donate to the Tories

by Stephen Tall on July 14, 2009

As the Telegraph reports: Lord Ashcroft, the major Conservative donor, will be forced to reveal whether he pays tax or stop funding the party, under new election rules. The move is seen as a direct attack on the peer, a (…)

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