Saturday 10 May 2014

Link Tank 10/05

2,500 links and counting.

Why the propaganda war on UKIP has failed

The Observer, Priti Patel and the “scandal” that wasn't

New Zealand rejects minimum pricing, car smoking ban and stalls plain packaging

If Bill Hicks were alive, he'd be writing like this

10 Reasons beer is not bad for you

Open letter to UK rail service providers about e-cigs

Nutty Swedish public health institute says aircraft noise makes you fat

1,600 papier-mâché pandas to invade Hong Kong (pic)

'Italians couldn't care less about Eurovision'

Cricket chips and fly larva pâté

Boulangerie cat (I must stop watching this and do some shopping!)


Dioclese said...

I found the top link about UKIP extremely interesting and it explained a lot as to why the 'get UKIP' campaign is failing.

Sam Duncan said...

Could anyone care less about Eurovision? I didn't know it was still going.

Dick_Puddlecote said...

I refer you to my tweet about it last night.

Great with a beer. ;)

Dick_Puddlecote said...

People have never liked a bully except when they really don't like who is being bullied. For example, throwing bricks at someone like Myra Hindley is very popular in just about everyone's eyes because anyone who says it is more popular than Myra Hindley.

The problem politicians have is that very few people like them. So if they attack anyone they better make damn sure that someone is less popular than them. Considering career politicians are at the bottom of the pile when it comes to popularity, attacking everyday people in the street who have decided to have a little dabble in politics but said something stupid makes career politicians into one of the vilest bullies around.

In short, when they're gutting each other everyone is fine with it as the public think they are all gutless liars and venal crooks. When they apply the same tactics outside their sphere, the opposite effect occurs.

They really need to understand how very much the public despise them before they embark on such ill-judged campaigning.