Wednesday, 23 September 2015

10 million people in the UK entitled to vote aren't even on the electoral register

10 million, that more than voted for the Labour Party at the last general election.

I have often thought that perhaps parliament should have empty seats to represent the people who didn't vote. 

Unfortunately, (or fortunately)  at the last general election 30,691,680 people voted, 66.1% of those registered to vote, that means that something like 15,740,513 people didn't vote, add to them the estimated 8 million not even registered to vote and that's a massive 23.7 million people who could have voted but didn't.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Sarah Palin

Former USA Vice-Presidential candidate has call on immigrants to the USA to speak American  or English.

Palin has had her own brushes with mangling English with her call to "Refudiate" the building of a Mosque (which wasn't a Mosque)
Of course the idea that no one should emigrate without first learning the language comes a bit late for the indigenous nations who occupied the USA before European showed up,

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

gun culture

In 2015 one person has been shot dead by police in Britain. In the US? 680