I was going to pick of the day this, but it's a little off the wall...
It's all about, not to put too fine a point on it, crazy people doing the most extreme sport-endurance type things you can imagine.
2000 children are detained in the UK every year, without limit. For simply trying to claim asylum, some are separated from their families for days on end.
The UK is the only country in Europe with this horrible policy. I was alerted to this by Henry Porter's scathing piece in today's Observer.
I e-mailed you all this but I thought I'd blog it for good measure:
Suzanne's put some John Lloyd articles on the module notes to read for next week, if you can't get hold of his book on the media and politics.
Did anyone else see this? Ex-Director General of the BBC Greg Dyke said that necessary changes to British democracy are being prevented by "the Westminster village, the media and particularly the political parties".
He told a meeting at the Lib Dem party conference that he wanted an inquiry into the whole political system, but thinks it unlikely due to these vested interests.
He also said that he had tried to raise the issue whilst at the BBC but had been prevented by this confluence of conservatism.