The Legacy

By: Friday August 30, 2013 1:30 am

While many people were still on the internet to figure out either where Damascus is, or what twerking is, the legacy of the rush to war in Iraq had its legacy shown in Great Britain.

A rather tepid piece of legislation to get to the next stage of saber rattling against Syria was narrowly defeated. It’s not too often in my recollection…perhaps going back to the Ford Administration just before Saigon fell.

 

Late Night: Tea and Crumpets

By: Thursday August 29, 2013 8:00 pm

Despite the weeks of hysterical caterwauling in the US media, we are, for the moment, not going to war in Syria in time for the Labor Day weekend. The fact that the general public was almost universally opposed was really no impediment; after all, bipartisan consensus has long held that public opinion can always be brought along to support a war, any war, once the bombs start falling.

Chemical Attacks In Syria – Cui Bono?

By: Wednesday August 21, 2013 7:12 pm

As Col. Lang wrote… “Think about it! A UN chemical weapons use investigating team is in Damascus. They were invited into the country by the Syrian government.”

Natalie Hynde Arrested During Fracking Protest

By: Thursday August 8, 2013 4:26 pm

30 year old Natalie Hynde — daughter of The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde and The Kinks’ Ray Davises — was arrested last week in an act of civic disobedience protesting fracking company Cuadrilla in Balcombe, West Sussex. Reports indicate that Hynde super glued herself to her boyfriend at the entrance of a drilling site.

Close Your Eyes, Think of England. And Smile!

By: Wednesday July 17, 2013 6:16 pm

God Save the Queen!

As all of Great Britain gears up for the Royal Push, replete with lots of souvenirs–because what would be the birth of another Royal (can we call it a “crowning”?) without some tea towels and china to mark the blessed occasion–England and Wales have passed another milestone: Marriage equality.

British House of Lords Gives Final Approval to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill

By: Monday July 15, 2013 7:15 pm

Wearing pink carnation boutonnieres to show their support for equality, today the British House of Lords gave their final approval to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill with an unopposed third reading voice vote.

Ninety Lords A-Leaping

By: Monday June 3, 2013 8:30 am

Today promises a marathon debate in the British House of Lords, as 94 Lords have signed up to speak on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill during the Second Reading debate.

House of Commons Gives Final Approval to Same-Sex Marriage Bill

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 4:45 pm

Today the British House of Commons gave for a second time its overwhelming approval to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, voting 366 to 161 at the bill’s third reading. In February, the same body overwhelmingly approved the bill by a vote of 400 to 175 at its second reading.

The bill, which would legalize marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales, now moves to the House of Lords.

British House of Commons Amends Same-Sex Marriage Bill

By: Monday May 20, 2013 3:46 pm

Today the House of Commons considered several amendments to the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill during the Report Stage of the legislation.

The bill would legalize marriage for same-sex couples in England and Wales.

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