Weekend links and a video

Posted on October 1, 2011 at 11:18 am,

This is my new plan for a semi-regular feature, sharing some stuff you may not have seen before.

It looks like the UK is moving towards criminalising peaceful protest. If you want to do protest, contact your MP.

But at least we’re not as bad as Iran, who are about to execute a Christian pastor for the crime of abandoning Islam, a religion which he has never followed. If you want to protest, contact the Iranian embassy.

Then there’s this video, which explains the scale of the problem of tax avoidance and tax evasion. The most shocking things are that the government is choosing not to collect tax, and that the majority of UK businesses don’t even complete a tax return. (H/T Medway Green Party)

Finally, I wish the UK had something like Germany’s public bookshelves.

2 Comments

  1. David Jatt
    Posted October 1, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    You should be against executing anyone you *********, not just someone who’s a christian.

  2. Stephen Gray
    Posted October 1, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

    Hi David,

    Firstly, I’ve edited out your swear word.

    Secondly, you might want to read my post on the death penalty. Even if you’re against the death penalty on principle in all circumstances, surely you have to admit that being executed for your religious beliefs is far worse than being executed for killing somebody. The pastor shouldn’t be facing a criminal conviction at all, and yet they’re going to execute him.

    Stephen

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