Friday, July 23, 2010

Six of the Best 79

You wouldn't know it from the mainstream media, but yesterday was a good day for the Liberal Democrats in local by-elections - a gain in Torbay and several holds elsewhere. Helen Duffett has the details.

Conservatives are more open minded about electoral reform than you might think, says our new friend Edward McMillan-Scott on

Big Think has some essential summer reading on environmental politics.

The Lord Chief Justice has allowed appeals in two criminal cases where Crown Court judges made orders that they should be heard without juries, reports Solicitors Journal. Good news for all who believe in trial by jury.

The northern navigable reaches of the Yorkshire Derwent are explored by narrow boat on Epiphany blog.

Film Studies for Free has a wonderful list of web resources on Englishness in cinema. Our illustration shows Sheila Sim and Eric Portman in the most English film of all: A Canterbury Tale.

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