Frank Field’s deconstruction of the New Deal for Young People makes damning reading. What is perhaps is even more damning is that despite the fact that despite the fact that the Department for Work and Pensions have had all day to formulate a response, the ‘rebuttal’ on the BBC website remains ultra-lame: “Since 1997 the… Continue reading Dealing with failure
Day: May 14, 2007
The inexorable rise of Chris Chibnell
After the last episode of Torchwood Season One, I offered my own considered thoughts on the programme which, with the exception of the Guppy Fans, appeared to go down quite well. One of my arguments was that the main problem with the series was the lead writer: Chris Chibnell. In the last series he wrote… Continue reading The inexorable rise of Chris Chibnell
Will VoIP kill Eurovision phone-ins?
A simple thought: with VoIP services becoming ever more popular, will the price savings make it viable for mass cross-territorial voting in the Eurovision Song Contest? Imagine if a campaign were to be run in a country the size of, say, the UK, to stitch up the Balkan states’ votes? In the short term, those… Continue reading Will VoIP kill Eurovision phone-ins?