dulltrev's Diaries
Print Story Wait, don't I know you?
By DullTrev (Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 09:52:05 AM EST) fun loving cowwqas (all tags)
Is three years too long to wait between diary updates?

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Print Story My Monday
By DullTrev (Tue Oct 06, 2009 at 08:19:05 PM EST) (all tags)

So, on Monday I went for a walk up a hill. This is something I do every now and then, though on the whole, far too rarely. But this walk was a little special.

Cross-posted from another place, but I love you lot more. Really.

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Print Story Not dead
By DullTrev (Mon Aug 24, 2009 at 09:00:04 AM EST) (all tags)

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Print Story Fascism in the UK - All Labour's Fault?
By DullTrev (Wed Jun 10, 2009 at 10:02:50 AM EST) politics, labour, BNP, europe, elections, fun loving cowwqas. (all tags)
I am now represented in the European Parliament by Nick Griffin. That's not a good feeling. But like it or not, the BNP now has as many MEPs for the North West as the Liberal Democrats. Over in Yorkshire, the former leader of the National Front was elected, giving the BNP the same number of MEPs in that region as Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

The various talking heads have said how awful this is, how the BNP will claim this gives them and their views legitimacy. And, well, the BNP will claim that. And, well, they'll be right.

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Print Story May you live in interesting times
By DullTrev (Wed Oct 08, 2008 at 11:32:31 PM EST) credit crunch, bailout, astronomy, fun loving cowwqas. (all tags)
We are living through momentous times.  In the US, $700bn of taxpayer's money has been made available to buy bank assets no-one wants.  In the UK, £500bn is being made available to provide short term loans to banks, to guarantee loans between banks, and even to buy into banks.  The ideas of Thatcherism and Reaganomics that arose on either side of the Atlantic in the 1980s have reached their inevitable conclusion, with the era of individual greed collapsing into the era of shared debts.  The profits were privatised, and the debts are being nationalised.

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Print Story Unfeasibly long for a comment
By DullTrev (Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 08:29:35 PM EST) there are no, fun loving cowwqas. (all tags)
This is pretty much a reply to TheophileEscargot's comment to his diary but it got a bit long.  Plus, I am always willing to have my irrationality mocked by as wide an audience as possible.

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Print Story Lessons learned

My last contract ended on 31st March. I haven't had any paid work since then.

It feels great.

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Print Story The big Brown mess we're in - part 3
By DullTrev (Mon Jul 14, 2008 at 07:11:58 AM EST) politics, Brown, New Labour, hope, vodka, fun loving cowwqas. (all tags)
You may want to review Part 1 and Part 2.

So if I think there is something wrong with British politics, what is it?

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Print Story The big Brown mess we're in - Part 2
By DullTrev (Mon Jul 07, 2008 at 04:14:06 AM EST) politics, Labour, Brown, flashback, general election, fun loving cowwqas. (all tags)
So where do we go from here?

Well, there is the question.  But first of all, I'm going to bring it down to a very personal question - the one that set me off writing this (now you know who to blame).  Can I bring myself to vote for Labour again at the next general election?

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Print Story The big Brown mess we're in - Part 1
By DullTrev (Fri Jul 04, 2008 at 04:36:00 AM EST) politics, Brown, Labour, trust, fun loving cowwqas. (all tags)
This is a personal view of the past year, coloured by emotion.  This is from memory, so the timelines may be mixed and confused, and facts may be completely wrong.  I don't care.  This one is about the visceral side of politics, about my emotional response to all this.

A year ago, I wrote a lament for socialism.  Brown had secured the leadership of the Labour Party without an election, and so became Prime Minister.  I predicted he would be the same as Blair, only with different presentation skills.  Well, I suppose he tried to be the same as Blair, but his lack of presentation skills of any sort scuppered that.

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