Sunday, July 19, 2009

Best Sunday articles

Today's articles and blogs that are worth a read -or the dustbin.

Andrew Rawnsley in the Observer: Labour may never, ever win power on its own again. Including a pop at a future Tory government likely to hold power "with the unenthused support of only a minority of the country".

In the Morning Star, Paddy McGuffin focuses on the public inquiry into the death of Iraqi worker Baha Mousa and the torture of six other Iraqis while in Our Boys' custody.

Make sure you don't sneeze during your check-in: the Sunday Times reports that major airlines have started banning swine flu suspects. If you don't think we've reached hysterical levels then read India Knight here.

The tabloids are milking Jacko's death til the bitter end. Today's Mirror reveals that Michael Jackson's dermatologist claims to be the natural father of Prince Michael and Paris and he's about to stake custody claims.

On to blogs, John B on Banditry excels at erecting a strawman of unprecedented scale. Remember you minnows, thickos and simpletons: Big Phat Corporations are always right. And when they aren't, it's because it's your fault. And scrub that floor better, I spotted dust earlier. And don't forget that Hail Mary for having an iPod, eh?

Madam Miaow makes a valid point on the irony of Brits taking 'swine flu' to China and John Q Publican on Liberal Conspiracy explains the evolution (or involution) of the pub trade over the last 30 years, a world where big property speculators are now the biggest players.

Finally, we've discovered the funniest and weirdest blog of the year. It's called Nutro, the tagline reads "the ramblings of a failed nutritionist", and you MUST take a look. I must say I've never seen anything as randomly mad. Except that a few years ago we highlighted something similar.

3 comments:

Renegade Eye said...

I found this blog at Madam Miaow's. It looks really good.

Good links.

Anonymous said...

You say: Banditry excels at erecting a strawman of unprecedented scale.

You precis his argument: Big Phat Corporations are always right. And when they aren't, it's because it's your fault.

lovely!

claude said...

"Anonymous",
that wasn't necessary a summary (precis? wtf) of his argument - more a quick pop at it for being ridiculously blind towards the banks' atrocious conduct in the last decade and more. On a mass scale.

I'm planning to write a full (and more rational) rebuttal of Banditry's "point"- but at present I really am very busy...!