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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 post was filed under: News and Comment, Politics.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Bruce the Inebriate


    01.47, 22/05/2005

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)


    02.02, 22/05/2005

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


Comment from Snipcock the Lawyer


    15.11, 22/05/2005

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)


    22.11, 22/05/2005

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


    01.49, 28/05/2005

You will be judged by the jury of popular opinion.


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


    13.12, 04/09/2005

Indeed I will




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