29 Mar 2011

Ah. IC(C)

It seems suggested that certain countries want to offer Gaddafi a 'way out'.  Obama's administration (especially Hillary Clinton) has stated they would prefer to see him prosecuted.  Maybe this would be easier if the US joined the International Criminal Court?  Or maybe I'm being stupid.

12 Mar 2011

Welcome BackTo Sheffield Nick

Photo by Marek Allen 
At one point, I was staring through a gap in the security fence, and I heard an jowelly man in tweed behind me sigh and then say "The Trotskyist Middle Classes are at it again" to which in my head I thought "As too are the grumpy apathetic hasbeens".  At the risk of sounding condescending, I don't think many of the schoolkids there would agree heartily with Trotskyism.

What a lot of police though.

10 Mar 2011

3 Mar 2011

Fun Bumps

When I was younger I thought that a standard feature of garden walls was to have small metal lumps across them.

Now, as school history taught me, I know that the removal of railings was due to them being cut off and melted to make munitions during the second world war, but its strange how this should still impact on me growing up in the 1980s (and to this day).  Average earnings were far lower back then, and yet railings were important.  Over 65 odd years later, they're still not replaced.  I'm not sure whether this is a Sheffield, a Northern, or a national thing.