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Gorgeous George

Btw; any damages I recover from the NUS for defamation will be donated to Defence Fund for Julian Assange and Bradley Manning — George Galloway (@georgegalloway) October 1, 2012 Warning: this blog discusses rape.

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GE2015: The Sorting Hat

First-past-the-post voting systems don’t lend themselves to coalition government. But that’s what we’ve got, and there are four possible governments we could have after the General Election on 7th May 2015. How we vote on that Thursday in just over … Continue reading

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Who should be in the leaders debates?

What are the leaders’ debates for? Because the UK is run by representatives from elected from constituencies, most of us watching a leaders’ debate will never get to vote for the party leader we think made best showing, or whose … Continue reading

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BBC Question Time: why you should complain

Tonight at 10:35 the BBC will broadcast a very special edition of Question Time, from Edinburgh’s Cornmarket. Want to join Edinburgh audience tomorrow? There’s still time. It’s audience of 16 & 17-year olds. Apply here bbc.in/zgPIK8 #bbcqt — BBC Question … Continue reading

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Didn’t watch BBC Question Time last Thursday

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I am normally a huge fan of the BBC Question Time watchalong on Twitter: even when I detest one, some, or all of the panel. (Given the panel still unfortunately includes David … Continue reading

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Of pointless trivia: Nadine Dorries

It says something about how Nadine Dorries regards her role as MP that she feels free to head off to Australia for up to a month to record I’m A Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here. If David Cameron succeeds … Continue reading

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Naomi Wolf says sorry… sort of

Consistently, since her original “Dear Interpol” letter in the Huffington Post in December 2010, Naomi Wolf has been the most high-profile self-identified feminist to argue that Assange did not rape or sexually assault either of the two women. In February … Continue reading

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Sense of entitlement

This post has trigger warnings. It’s mostly about rape.

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On a point of principle

Because 6% of college-aged men, slightly over 1 in 20, will admit to raping someone in anonymous surveys, as long as the word “rape” isn’t used in the description of the act—and that’s the conservative estimate. Other sources double that … Continue reading

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Bradford West: Respect

Since May 2010, there have been six by-elections, and every one of them a hold for Labour until last night. (BBC) George Galloway (Respect) 18,341 (55.89%, +52.83%) Imran Hussain (Labour) 8,201 (24.99%, -20.36%) Jackie Whiteley (Conservative) 2,746 (8.37%, -22.78%) Jeanette … Continue reading

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