Monday miscellany III
Rosie again on how Julian Assange seemed to fit a hero-shaped whole on the left, and why he didn’t fit it after all, and on an imaginary Assange in 1940 (highly recommended!). And, again, from the RCPWatch category, on a prediction about Spiked and the EDL that has sadly come true. Jim Denham on why it is not worth paying money to the New Statesman to get crap like Jemima Khan. Adam Holland on another periodical to un-subscribe to: the Nation, still touting antisemitic nutcase Helen Thomas.
On AV, two useful items at Jim's place. Here is a link to the New Economics Foundation's safe-o-meter, showing Joan Ruddock will remain safe in Lewisham Deptford (my constituency). The other Lewisham seats remain safe for Labour, but Lewisham West and Penge less so. That's Jim Dowd's seat, where the Lib Dems came second last time. My crude calculations show that there and in Heidi Alexander's Lewisham East the Lib Dems would take the seat from Labour under 2010 voting patterns. And here's a debate between Rupert Read (pro-AV) and Darrell Goodriff (anti), which is quite good for someone like me who needs a pretty basic introduction to the debate.