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?
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Credit where it’s due
The Evening Standard and Liberal Vision have been patting Guido Fawkes on the back for observing the uncanny similarity between David Cameron’s latest airbrushed photo and Lt Cmdr Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Only one slight problem with this: Guido actually got the idea from me as I tweeted this observation over a… Continue reading Credit where it’s due
Crunches, Guido and Seigniorage
One of the more entertaining aspects of the current global financial meltdown is watching Guido Fawkes, aka hedge funder Paul Staines, transform from arch-cynic about all things political to dewy-eyed innocent about all things financial. It isn’t that I’m a capitalist-hating trot who fervantly believes that this current crisis is going to lead to world… Continue reading Crunches, Guido and Seigniorage