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Friday 27 April 2007

g7ukTalk: 27 April 2007

UPDATE (October 2008): this podcast has ‘retired’ into the archives. I’ve left the production notes below.

Chris joins me to talk about:

* Queer Up North: Europe’s leading queer arts festival which starts here in Manchester in the next few days, with events throughout May.

* Peter Tatchell

* Our show Bargain Hunters: why we haven’t made any more since June.

* Big Brother

* The TV phone scandals that have engulfed Britain recently and the recent BBC Panorama programme on the subject.

* The Basement Social Centre

* The Conservative Party

* Scally wear: we find out, does Chris own a hoody or any trackies?

* Doctor Who and Torchwood

Thursday 26 April 2007

The scaremongering over terror threats is growing…

…says person who read Home Secretary John Reid’s latest attempt.

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Filed under: Politics — GS @ 3:06 am

Manchester Pride 2007 poster — no mention of gay, lesbian, bi or transgender (video)

The poster for Manchester Pride 2007 is out and about. But nowhere on it will you see the words ‘gay’, ‘lesbian’, ‘bi’ or ‘transgender’. The nearest you’ll get is the phrase ‘LGBT charities’.

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Filed under: LGBT,Manchester,Politics — GS @ 1:07 am
Wednesday 18 April 2007

127 dead in Baghdad. 32 dead in Virginia

At least 127 people have been killed in five or more car bombings in Baghdad.

‘A Reuters photographer at the scene said many women and children were among the victims. More than 90 people were injured in the attack.’ (The Guardian).

Meanwhile 32 died in Virginia yesterday.

Gosh I wonder which of these tragedies will be headline news in America and Britain every day for weeks to come?


Filed under: Crime,Politics — GS @ 2:38 pm
Sunday 15 April 2007

Data protection

Have you noticed how many companies are trying to get the most unnecessary personal data these days? My favourite a few months ago was when I called United Utilities and they told me they couldn’t discuss my water bill over the telephone unless I gave them my date of birth.

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Filed under: Politics — GS @ 10:35 am
Tuesday 13 March 2007

Iraq war has cost every person in Britain £88

The illegal invasion and war in Iraq has cost every person in Britain (all sixty million of us) £88 each.

‘The figures were released as MPs protested about the plight of Britain’s NHS hospitals’: The Independent.


Filed under: Politics — GS @ 3:19 am
Monday 5 March 2007

Low-paying employers

The unemployed are a favourite target for government ministers and tabloid headline-writers. But, strangely, unscrupulous business-owners rarely get a mention.

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Filed under: Politics — GS @ 5:09 am
 
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