- Monday 26: I missed The Independent Commission on Referendums: who, what, why and how – Edinburgh Seminar because the calendar appointment shifted in my calendar, probably because of the change to summer time.
- Tuesday 27: working on a report for Napier; Leith Harbour & Newhaven CC meeting
If you are against Brexit, or are in favour of it but wish it to be on a sound legal footing, you may be interested in this petition. Its text is
Declare the 2016 referendum vote null and void due to foreign interference
It is clear now that foreign influence and inaccurate facts were highly influential on the electorate during the Brexit referendum and therefore the result should be declared as null and void.
Following on from this post – I’ll try to blog each week:
- Tuesday 13th: being interviewed about my experiences of Edinburgh, and how tourists and residents see different aspects of the city
- Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th: on this course, which was ‘enhanced’ by two fire-alarms and freezing our collective bits off in the snow
- Thursday 15th: completing two funding applications, one of which succeeded. (The other will be decided in about 3 month’s time.)
(trying to force this to appear on Twitter)
@scotgov consultation on #electoralreform: https://consult.gov.scot/elections/electoral-reform/consultation. Have your say before 29 March!
In a vague tribute to a Janis Joplin album, today could be called I got dem ol’ co-codamol hughies again, mama! In other news, last week I succeeded in copying posts from Just another bipedal sack of DNA and neuroses – because that’s what humans are to this blog.
It’s been interesting – and quite emotional – revisiting the end of a marriage and my career in publishing, various family (mis)fortunes, my time in India and Indonesia, my MSc, the start of my community council work and research career, discovering spinning, and the beginning of my current, very happy marriage. So much of this feels as though it’s permanent, and has been part of me forever – but in reality much is less than 5 years old.
There will be lots of broken links, because some material was hosted on now-dead servers. I’ve tried to resurrect what I can, but if you find any, please let me know.
Open Rights Group: https://www.openrightsgroup.org
1. Reason for this round-table
SG consultation on electoral reform, including options around e-voting: https://consult.gov.scot/elections/electoral-reform Continue reading
Disclaimer: this is my personal blog. It’s my digital stream of (un)consciousness, my on-line wearing of mountain-bike shoes with rainbow laces, lycra, colourful buffs (headscarfs) and whatever else I like, where I can be the aging and raging hippie that I really am, and where my vegan cyclopath tendency raises bidigital salutes to the nonsense that today’s world imposes on the vast majority.
OK, with that out of the way (along with admitting that I wear buffs and rainbow laces almost all the time), here’s my patchwork-zeitgeist of ECIL 2017. Patches are in roughly chronological order, and some are about specific individuals. You know who you are! Continue reading
More from the wonderful world of UK bureaucracy! Continue reading
This article about Australia’s reaction to Trump is interesting, but some questions remain. One of them is
Have I sinned, in Okker terms? (Have I been ‘up myself’?)
Answers on soggy tofu to the usual address, please.
There are, of course, more serious questions.
Wings over Scotland often comments on broken promises by the UK Government. This article is about a reduced number of destroyers to be built in Scotland. Quite a few commentators are getting het up over a potential loss to Scotland’s economy.
I think they’re missing the point. But a couple of commentators nailed it (emphasis added): Continue reading