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

This post was published more than 11 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 11 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 11 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  • Factual information might be outdated.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...

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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