ukpol, rail, grayling
the curse of Grayling strikes again:
"The Guardian understands the TfN board met on Thursday and repeatedly asked a senior DfT official if it was true that Grayling preferred the one upgrade option TfN specifically asked him not to choose, without receiving a satisfactory answer."
ffs. how has that anti-Midas not been sacked in disgrace yet?
Before we get all 'The Sky is Falling' with Alt-Right knuckleheads migrating to specific instances that cater to them, remember:
1. The block feature actually works here and should be used liberally if you see bad faith arguers or worse.
2. Instance-level personal blocks can be executed on the web client by going to the user, opening the additional […] menu and clicking 'Hide all from this instance'.
3. Petition your local moderating team to ban and suspend instances outright. We'll listen!
Racist words in tech
I wrote about use of m*ster and sl*ve in tech:
My husband went to a local party meeting tonight and told everyone "the immigration motion makes us slightly more liberal than Theresa May but less liberal than Jack Straw of David Blunkett" and now they all hate it too, hooray.
It seems to be an effective line (feel free to steal), and it is true. Sadly.
The other day he was saying we should have an immigration policy more liberal than Michael Howard in 1999, because this one isn't. That startled a few people as well. :)
So I'm pleased to see that the Lib Dems are finally officially backing Land Value Taxation as a replacement for business rates:
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