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Interesting Links for 22-02-2012

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feorag
Feb. 22nd, 2012 11:11 am (UTC)
The NI Conservatives stuff looks so much like why the Tories are minority party in Scotland. Do they not actually learn, ever?

I also found that I had told Google not to keep my search history anyway, and they insist they haven't. To be sure, I do most of my searching in a browser which is never logged into my Google account and which refuses their cookies.
nwhyte
Feb. 22nd, 2012 11:40 am (UTC)
The NI Conservatives stuff is frankly brain-melting. There is a small group of people who fantasise about a desire for 'normal politics' on behalf of Northern Ireland's voters. I think the voters have repeatedly delivered their verdict on this. The problem is that by 'normal politics', the NI Tories (and the even smaller NI Labour group) actually mean 'English politics' - not Scottish or Welsh, where Labour and the Nationalists compete for the top spot, with Tories and Lib Dems (now the UK's ruling coalition partners!) in third and fourth place. Most Northern Irish voters know Scotland at least as well as they know England, and can spot the difference between 'normal' and 'English', in politics or anything else.
andrewducker
Feb. 22nd, 2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
I think the problem is that most English politicians think of NI as "That little bit of England that's attached to Ireland", and thus assume that with a bit of tweaking it can learn to behave itself in public and sit at the adult table.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 22nd, 2012 04:53 pm (UTC)
Bow down to Nicolas - mutter Mullahmullahmamanullanulla! Mutter thankyouthankyouthankyou for the remove google search history link. Tom Murphy (CE Murphy's Daddy)
yea_mon
Feb. 23rd, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
This Google search thing seems only to be an issue for those with Google Accounts - or am I incorrect?
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