It is great to see that the Advertising Standards Authority has cracked down on Paul Staines for misleading advertising as part of his campaign in support of his death penalty e-petition. It is not immediately clear however why the ASA feels it has a regulatory role here while it doesn’t have a role in regulating… Continue reading Why does the Advertising Standards Authority regulate e-petition campaigns but not referendums?
NB Sent by phone. I will add links later. The nowtrage over Diane Abbott’s twitter comment that “White people love playing ‘divide & rule’” has been entirely predictable and lamentable, with people on both sides guilty of exaggerating their positions to the point of absurdity. I’m not remotely offended by Abbott’s comment; it is simply… Continue reading Diane Abbott: what’s race got to do with it?