With Ireland going to the vote today and Greece on June the 17th, David Bowden argues that those who call for a more technocratic (and less Democratic) European Union are the real problem with Europe. We need to be serious about holding the EU to account for the mess that we’re in today.
There can be few more trying experiences for families than long car journeys. Fights over what music you listen to; arguments over when the next toilet or food stop should be; endless rounds of ‘I Spy’; whether you’re going the quickest route to avoid the traffic…and, no matter what happens, the constant refrain of ‘are we nearly there yet?’ Fortunately, the kind souls at the British Medical Association (BMA) have decided that they want to ease the burden of stressed parents having a crafty fag on arduous Yuletide trips.
Barb Jungr is an internationally acclaimed British recording artist and performer known for her radical interpretations of contemporary songwriters, including Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Leonard Cohen and Paul Simon. On Thursday next week (Oct 14th) she will speak at the Battle Satellite event “X-Factor: singing in the name of quality?”at the Royal College of Music. [...]
“The Devil knows the Bible like the back of his hand,” warned Tom Waits on Blood Money. Not as well as American atheists it seems. Recent research by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has found non-believers have a greater theological knowledge than many professed believers.
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