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In search of a European identity

September 7, 2005
by James Clive-Matthews
9 Comments

Our government is trying to screw us while we’re not looking

Charles Clarke’s speech to the European Parliament from this morning (link courtesy of a kindly comment). Apparently the reason some people are wary of the EU is that it “does not appear to give sufficient priority to offering practical solutions … Continue reading

July 23, 2005
by James Clive-Matthews
64 Comments

UK race relations improve no end…

Christ. The guy they shot didn’t have anything to do with the bombings. (via) Note to anyone who looks remotely dark-skinned, has black hair etc. – if police are present, DO NOT RUN. Wasn’t it Not the 9 O’Clock News … Continue reading

July 22, 2005
by James Clive-Matthews
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The Vauxhall incident

Otherwise known as a prime example of the problems of citizen journalism (and hysterical women)… (This follows today’s liveblog coverage of the shooting at Stockwell and other events.) First pondering: “I find it strange there aren’t many press stories about … Continue reading

July 22, 2005
by James Clive-Matthews
78 Comments

De Menezes shooting liveblog

(Original title: Clapham Junction alert) One of the biggest overland rail interchanges in the country. That’d fuck up quite a bit… More to follow. 10:40 – Not Clapham – Sky News reporting police have shot a suspected suicide bomber near … Continue reading

July 21, 2005
by James Clive-Matthews
59 Comments

Hackney, Shepherd’s Bush, Warren Street

Those are the rumours so far. Warren Street smoke confirmed by an eyewitness friend of a friend so far. Updates to follow… Bunch of cunting bastards. Oval tube as well, apparently. Hackney Road is apparently a bus. Warren Street may … Continue reading

July 19, 2005
by James Clive-Matthews
4 Comments

Terrorism: a piece of piss

Reuters reports a new leak hinting at another “intelligence failure”, this time about how we seemed taken by surprise by the London bombs: “Pressure on the country’s intelligence services intensified on Tuesday with the leaking of a memo in which … Continue reading

February 15, 2005
by James Clive-Matthews
24 Comments

Sovereignty

Via Political Theory Daily Review, a pdf article providing an interesting (if flawed) overview of the development of the concepts of “sovereignty” and “the nation state” which EU-sceptics often seem to get so worked up about, as well as the … Continue reading