Quote of the week

Both the constructive disagreement intrinsic to science and the adversarial scrutiny necessary to politics disappear in this invocation of science as the ultimate authority – this trick will become familiar in the coming months. An extraordinary emergency requires extraordinary powers; no one disagrees with that. But it is politics, not science, which grants these powers legitimacy. How long will they endure?

James Butler
London Review of Books
24 March 2007

Tony Blair ain’t bothered….

This video will only make sense to those familiar with Luaren of the Catherine Tate show. Is it even possible to imagine that Thabo Mbeki would take part in such a comdey show – even if it is for charity. No, he ain’t going to be bovvered…

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