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My name featured on the front page of The Independent

Well, it had to happen some time. Despite the rather dodgy scanning (why can’t I find a cover shot when I want one?), the zoomed version clearly shows that I was featured on the front page of today’s Independent for supporting their voting reform campaign, which I mentioned here back on Thursday.

Over 4000 people have already signed their petition, and I strongly encourage you to do the same. If only to get them to accept that Labour won the election, and get back to reporting real news.

This 596th post was filed under: News and Comment, Politics.






More posts worth reading

What I’ve been reading this month (published 4th December 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 6th November 2017)

What I’ve been reading this month (published 5th October 2017)

Dixons to stop selling anything. To anyone. Ever. (published 17th August 2006)

A Week in My Life: Review (published 12th February 2005)

Community Placement Result (published 8th May 2005)

Happy birthday, John Snow: you’ve never been so relevant (published 15th March 2015)


Comments and responses

Comment from Bruce the Inebriate


by Bruce the Inebriate

Comment posted at 01:47 on 22nd May 2005.

But how can you be sure that is the same Simon Howard and not one of the other tens of thousands of Simon Howards?


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 02:02 on 22nd May 2005.

Because it was a list of all of those who had signed their petition – and I had done so.


Comment from Snipcock the Lawyer


by Snipcock the Lawyer

Comment posted at 15:11 on 22nd May 2005.

That might be so, but where is the evidence that you are the same Simon Howard who signed the petition?

The evidence is purely circumstantial and no jury would be prepared to convict on such a flimsy connexion.

What we need is evidence beyond reasonable doubt!


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 22:11 on 22nd May 2005.

Well I’m afraid there’s no better evidence I can supply. So you’re just going to have to trust me or doubt me.


Comment from Snipcock the Lawyer


by Snipcock the Lawyer

Comment posted at 01:49 on 28th May 2005.

You will be judged by the jury of popular opinion.


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 13:12 on 4th September 2005.

Indeed I will


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