Entries by Marcus Moore from 10/2011

Of Alarm Bells, Ticking Clocks and End Games

| Posted 10.09.2011 | UK

WOKE early on my first alarm-free morning for two weeks. Didn't turn over, but got up, pulled back curtains, let the sun shine in, made a cuppa, put w...

A National Embarrassment: The Citizenship Test

| Posted 10.13.2011 | UK

'GRIT in the Tory oyster', 'pint-sized Rasputin' and 'shaven-headed policy guru'. There's something a bit sinister about David Cameron's close friend and ally, Steve Hilton. His very name suggests he's trying to be both pub regular and posh hotelier.

The Poor Health of the National Death Service

| Posted 10.14.2011 | UK

BORN under the NHS, but would like to die privately. Lloyd Evans, a columnist for The Spectator, used that description of himself when he was a perfor...

Occupy Your Mind With This Meme

| Posted 10.17.2011 | UK

MEME throws up over 800 million results in 0.11 seconds, according to Google. It was first coined by Richard Dawkins in The Selfish Gene, being deriv...

The Anarchists Occupying Part of London

| Posted 10.19.2011 | UK

LAND close to St Paul's Cathedral remains occupied by a group of anarchists who show no signs of abandoning the camp first established there in 886 AD...

'Occupy' Really is a Global Movement

| Posted 10.22.2011 | UK

Camp Anonymous in East Africa is intending to join the global movement known as Occupy. They've got tents, some basic sanitation and people wandering ...

The Occupy (r)Evolution Will Not Be Televised

| Posted 10.29.2011 | UK

"FEEL like doing something." "Anything in particular?" "Helping in some way. Doing the washing up perhaps." The General Assembly has finished: most...