Politics Round-up: New year, new rants…
Happy New Year to you all. It was a relatively quiet month for political posts, I think most of us were too full of mince pies to worry about much else. That’s all over now tho, it is currently 8.30 am and I have already stripped Ian Smith of his right to an extra i in his first name, and of the right to use three names until he answers the interviewers questions properly, and generally stops being a bit of an arse!
He of course was, in his role as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, discussing the latest in a long line of benefit cuts/limitations. That subject was tackled by a couple of bloggers this month. Bringing Up Charlie has a philosophy lesson for Mr Cameron with reference to the changes to the child benefit system. Meanwhile Spencer at Dad And Proud (AKA SAHD!) takes a fond look at one of our national papers so that we don’t have too, and pulls them up on some points in their welfare article.
The subject of exaggerations and inaccuracies in the press was picked up on further with a view to their coverage of health issues. My Mills Baby tackles the Daily Mirror scare story linking the time children spend sitting down with childhood cancers. Tired Mummy of Two has a more personal view on the Daily Mail version of the same story.
Elsewhere in UK politics The Kraken Wakes was forced to start her ranting early by some Tory proposals for dealing with those with ‘unhealthy lifestyles’ and Glosswatch is taking on David Davies over his statement that “most parents would prefer their child not to be gay”.
Meanwhile in international politics Looking For Blue Sky looks at who hasn’t been affected by Irelands struggle in the recession. As someone who played in an all girl punk band I have been following the Pussy Riot case, Chez Maximka has an update in the form of a translated letter from Maria Alekhina that appeared in the Russian newspaper Newtimes last December. Finally in light of the tragic Sandy Hill school shooting in the US just before Christmas, A Modern Mother looks at gun laws and why she feels much safer living in the UK .
My apologies if I have missed you out, please link up your posts below, and do feel free to send me your political posts throughout the month for forthcoming round-ups.
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