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This post was published more than 10 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

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

  • My views might very well have changed in the 10 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

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

This is my first concise mobile post. Well, possibly my first concise post full-stop. I’m not sure I do short! «

The Sun says 99% of voters favour capital punishment. Wills said "Voters don’t decide issues, they decide who will decide issues". Good job. «

Mr Martin shouldn’t resign over his use of public funds. He should go as he’s a bad Speaker who doesn’t uphold the rules of Commons debate. «

This 1,263rd post was filed under: Diary Style Notes.

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Comments and responses

Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 07:21 on 26th February 2008.

It worked… And I’ll polish it up so it’s a bit tidier tomorrow, and hopefully so that the format won’t need manually editing. So far, so good!


Comment from Jonathan Rothwell


by Jonathan Rothwell

Comment posted at 21:48 on 26th February 2008.

The Sun says 99% of voters favour capital punishment.

That’s cause they probably think that the punishment should take place in a capital city, such as London.

That statistic is utter rubbish.


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


by sjhoward

Comment posted at 21:56 on 26th February 2008.

It may seem like utter rubbish, but it was the result of their poll of 100,000 Sun readers – see here.


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