Saturday, March 01, 2003

Best of

  • 7th July 2005 London terror attack liveblog
  • - live coverage of the London bombs, from "what was that bang?" right through. The coverage that made Europhobia the most visited British blog on 7th July.

  • 94 years of equivocation and "the Eastenders factor"
  • - The case for a meritocratic House of Lords

  • A bit of over-the-top historical/constitutional pedantry
  • - How the British government glorifies and condones terrorism merely by existing

  • Blair government gives two fingers to the constitution
  • - Tony's contempt for the rule of law in his attempts to preserve our way of life

  • British vs American responses to terrorism
  • - Written in November 2004, my views haven't changed following the events of July 2005

  • Constitutional changes: what it means
  • - An overview of the (now defunct) EU constitution

  • The delights of the British constitution
  • - underlining just how little protection we have from the whims of the state

  • The EU constitution and democracy
  • - The confusion of terms, the ongoing arguments over accountability and the future of the EU

  • The Eu and Tony Blair, the ineffectual loser
  • - Blair's abject failure in dealing with the European Union

  • The European Commission - more democratic than the US presidency?
  • - A jokey piece with a serious point about the perennial "the EU isn't democratic enough" claims

  • Honest debate has become impossible
  • - The difficulties of terminology and engagement in discussions about the EU, and an attack on both the "No" and "Yes" campaigns

  • It's for your own good, you know...
  • - Detention without trial - a rant

  • Magna Carta and Civil Liberties
  • - an attempt to clear up some confusion about Britain's nonexistent "age-old rights", with some lengthy and interesting discussion in the comments

  • My ignorance and degenerate motivations
  • - Why I am pro-EU

  • Nations Reunitied?
  • - UN reform: where next?

  • North Korea - just a tad bit mental
  • - Possible outcomes of a North Korean bomb, and why it's lose-lose for the US

  • Nosemonkey's General Election Liveblogging Extravaganza!
  • - from close of polls until 8am, a booze-fuelled ramble through the delights of the 2005 UK General Election

  • Our government is trying to screw us while we're not looking
  • - How the Blair government is planning to bypass parliament to impose its repressive laws

  • A Post Mortem
  • - The 2005 UK General Election - an immediate response and analysis

  • The press, politics and the bloggosphere
  • - Supposed press bias, overblown arguments and the need for rational and calm debate

  • The problems of the EU debate
  • - The difficulties of the details and the need for a broader view

  • Sovereignty
  • - The flaws of the nation state and the need for a supranational constitution

  • Thank the Lord for the Lords
  • - How an undemocratic chamber can save democracy from itself. For a bit, at least...

  • Tony versus Terrorism
  • - An off-the-cuff response to Tony Blair's proposed anti-terror legislation in the wake of the July 2005 London bombs (this got me invited to go on CNN, but I irritatingly had to say no...)

  • UK Blogging: officially a pointless waste of everyone's time
  • - Why political blogging, and especially UK political blogging, is shit

  • Unprecedented gathering; 175 nations represented
  • - Nosemonkey's growing disillusionment with the United Nations

  • US elections - EU implications
  • - Why Bush could be better for the EU (written before the 2004 US Presidential elections, and by now demonstrated to be largely wishful thinking)

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