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Monthly Archives: January, 2016

On Thunderbirds Are Go Part II

In the second half of this initial season, Falling Skies follows the hull breach of a self-constructing luxury hotel. A meteor shower hitting the decommissioned Shadow Alpha One moon base … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · 1 Comment

On Thunderbirds Are Go Part I

In a reboot of the famous and beloved Gerry Anderson series, Thunderbirds Are Go! began on ITV in 2015. The new series uses a fusion of CGI and practical effects, … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · 1 Comment

On the Trans Inquiry

The Women and Equalities Committee in the House of Common published its report into transgender equality in Britain [1]. The report begins: Fairness and equality are basic British values. A … Continue reading

January 29, 2016

On Google and Corporate Taxation

The internet search and technology colossus Google has paid £130m to HM Revenue & Customs, settling claims covering a 10-year period [1]. The immediate comparison is between the total UK … Continue reading

January 28, 2016

Learning the Lessons

The Daily Record called it “devastating” [1]. Isabel Hardman of The Spectator said it was “uncomfortable reading for all party factions” [2]. Dame Margaret Beckett’s report on why the Labour … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 · 2 Comments

New Tab

Over at The Tab [1], that staunch citadel of journalistic integrity, the contributing editor Will Lloyd’s article posits the following question: “When will the press realise SU weirdos don’t represent … Continue reading

January 26, 2016

In Defence of Polling

Despite most polls showing a very close race between the Conservatives and Labour, the Conservative Party ultimately triumphed in the 2015 General Election, and now lead a majority government in … Continue reading

January 25, 2016