Website refresh

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I thought it was about time I updated the website. I’ve moved it to a new, more reliable server (hopefully, no more of it regularly disappearing off the Internet every week!), put it behind CloudFlare to improve performance, and, finally, changed the design. It’s still running on WordPress, and eagle-eyed readers will spot that it’s …

The “Progressive Alliance” is a figment of the imagination

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Left-wing activists cling to the idea that there is an inherent anti-Tory majority, if only the opposition parties could get their act together and cooperate. Real election results, though, make it clear that there is no such thing. Eight new “metro mayors” were elected this week. What’s interesting about mayoral elections is that they use …

Necessary hashtags and the art of detecting media bias

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Twitter (or, at least, my particular Twitter bubble) has been busy this last 24 hours pouring scorn on the Home Secretary’s apparent admission in the Andrew Marr show on BBC1 (and later, in conversation with Sophy Ridge on Sky News) that she would consider legislating to force communication suppliers, such as WhatsApp, to break their …

2016 and all that

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It’s been an interesting year. For some, it’s been interesting in the sense of the apocryphal Chinese curse, “may you live in interesting times”. For others, it’s been interesting in a less ironic sense. Politics and celebrities are two of the staples of the media. So it’s not surprising that big events in both have …

Clickbait

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I was idly browsing some clickbait linked to on Facebook by a friend of mine, and came across this one: It made me stop and think. Because there are two completely different messages here, and yet both are really, really important. The first is the positive one. Your value is in what you are good …

Evesham Traffic

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Evesham Civic Society is having a meeting this evening to discuss various proposals for improving the traffic flow in the town centre, and in particular restoring two-way access from Workman Bridge to/from the High Street. I can’t be there, as I have another meeting to attend at Wychavon, but I thought I’d stick my oar …