Mark's Musings

A miscellany of opinions, thoughts, rants and comments

28 February 2013
by Mark
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Lies, damned lies and infographics

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There’s a meme currently doing the rounds of Facebook and Twitter, purporting to show that benefit fraud is pretty much too trivial to care about. Here’s the infographic: It’s pretty obvious what we’re intended to perceive here. Big blue circle … Continue reading

17 February 2013
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Why Theresa May is wrong

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It’s not often that I find myself writing a blog post which attacks someone on my own side of the political divide, but, in this case, I think it needs to be said. And what needs to be said is … Continue reading

12 February 2013
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Contemporaries

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The announcement by the Pope that he is to resign prompted me to do a little bit of research, since I can just about remember who was Pope when I was a teenager but I wasn’t sure how many Popes … Continue reading

5 February 2013
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Nationalising marriage – a few extra comments

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As a brief follow-up to my post on Sunday about the same-sex marriage debate, these are a few more, mostly random, thoughts. I should add that, approximately 12 hours after writing that article, I was struck down by norovirus (and … Continue reading

3 February 2013
by Mark
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Nationalising marriage

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Same-sex marriage. What do I think about it? The executive summary, for the benefit of those who can’t be bothered to read the entire article, is that I’m in favour of same-sex marriage per se, but I’m not entirely convinced … Continue reading