Apparently we’re still in the middle of a recession (according to some theorists we’re coming out, although others say it could be a double-dip – who knows); so the government ‘naturally’ is introducing cuts across the board.
Now stop gushing all over the internet about it! Oh dear. I appear to have started some sort of Facebook feud…
And so General Election campaign 2010 has begun in earnest, with 6th May being pencilled in as the most probable date, pitting melty-faced, sad sack Gordon Brown against perma-grin walking charisma/swarm merchant David Cameron, with Nick ‘yes I am relevant’ Clegg scrabbling along the floor picking up odd votes and seats, the electoral system’s equivalent of a homeless pickpocket.
It could seem, from the outside, that President Obama’s first year in office was a highly subdued and disappointing one. He has continued the conflict in Iraq, lost heavily in the Senate election and split the country over his healthcare reform bill.
When questioned about social class, most people will question its existence and affirm it further into the historical abyss as something confined entirely to the Industrial Revolution and perhaps the 1970s.
Uzbekistan is a relatively unknown country to the majority of people in Britain. Most people wouldn’t know where it is on a map, let alone what goes on inside its borders. Uzbekistan is seen as a closed country, with its government heavily censoring the internal press.
I’d heard stories in my Fresher’s Week that there was “nothing as satisfying as peeing on Superman’s face” or that “the whole place smells of wood and beer”. I’d also heard “man, they have Bulmers on tap! We have to go!” That was my first love affair with The Reg.
To understand Che Guevara you must separate the man from the myths which engulf him and then understand the ideas he stood for and the people he stood with.
Genuine fear of an encroaching police state is usually reserved for Daily Mail hacks and the people that comment on the BBC’s Have Your Say. Therefore, it’s a very noteworthy occasion when those on the left get agitated by what can be described as totalitarian, police state practices.