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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 12 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 12 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and wrote about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 12 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find utterly cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

Buy Instant Opinion

Instant Opinion, the new book collecting together over 120 of the best political posts from this very website, is available for readers of this site to order now. It will go on general release in bricks-and-mortar bookstores and also at online bookstores within the next few weeks, but pre-release copies are available direct from the publisher right now.

The book is available in paperback, for delivery around the world, and also in a snazzy ebook format. It’s 260 pages long, and covers a diverse range of political topics – as well as a few of the best non-political posts thrown in at the back. You can see a preview of the book here, order it here, or read more about it on the special page at instantopinion.co.uk.

Get ’em while they’re hot: Grab your copy now!

This 1,130th post was filed under: Site Updates.

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Comments and responses

Comment from Coire

by Coire

Comment posted at 23:09 on 14th May 2007.

Excellent! Well done you! Hope it does well.
Coire x

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)

by sjhoward

Comment posted at 23:19 on 14th May 2007.

Thanks! Hope you’re keeping well…! 😉

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