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Hague has apparently said that “no option is off the table” if Syria “refuses to negotiate”. They did this with Yugoslavia too. Come to a conference and agree to what we want or we’ll invade / bomb you into smithereens. And just so they know that we (here at The New├é Observer) aren’t completely dumb […]

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Check out the image on this article. The one towards the bottom of the page by Lucy Nicholson, with the steel cages arranged in a semi-circle. The ideal Panoptican. With a cage they can be observed from all sides as well. Totally visible. Washed in surveillance. The Wikipedia article on the Panoptican (which was developed […]

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I’ve heard about a new web site which will offer patients / customers the opportunity to rank their local hospital. The web site appears to be if not funded by then at least endorsed by central government: Telegraph This could be said to be an example of market madness. Does anyone seriously think that having […]

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The ‘pupil premium’ is a fund created by the government which is distributed via local authorities to schools. It is linked to the number of disadvantaged students in each local authority area and is supposed to be used to give these students an ‘extra’ boost. It is specifically linked to numbers of young people in […]

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