God, Thatcher, Junk Science & An End To Workers Rights

tel.pngAt the moment a lot of people are asking who Andrea Leadsom actually is.

Well, a few folks have been digging around her blog and some of her statements, and it’s possible to see something other than what the Telegraph chose to publish in this piece.

Let’s start with science…

Journalist Frank Swain tweeted a few things from her blog that seem to show she is more than shaky on science matters…

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This prompted the following response…sdsdsdFurthermore, she might be one of the alternative “medicine” crowd…

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She also seems to have once drawn a link between casual sex and the death of a baby…

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Most alarming of all, if true, is this…

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On social issues, she doesn’t seem to like the idea of gay people being able to adopt children, at least not before heterosexuals get the chance…

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Finally, as Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop tweeted, she seems to be saying here that she wants to get rid of all workers’ rights for a large section of the population…

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Universal Stramash

It seems we are in a moment of worldwide stramash.

In such times it is of some comfort to think that some people really do have (or had) an idea what the hell is going on and even though the heads of the brexit campaign might not like to admit it, some of those were actually European or even from other places too.

 

Thinking Theatrically for Powerful Protest

316105.jpgIt was a little surprise to find this talk given by Larry Bogad on the TED talks list.

Larry Bogad is an author, artist, and professor of political performance. Scots may remember him being in the Clown army when the G8 came to Gleneagles.

In this talk he talks about how creative actions are highly planned and rehearsed, including many of the actions of the civil rights movements.

It’s a short but interesting watch…