Pope to possibly reconsider ruling on condoms
(Hat tip to Tim Roll-Pickering)
As mentioned on the BBC Website.
Am rather pleased if this is true, if only because it seems like common sense. I agree that in an ideal world, abstinence is the answer and those who can, should. But such are the dangers of HIV/AIDS that I think it would be inhumane to consider otherwise.
Cameron in Norway
Wanted to mention this for several days. Bit of a waste of time, and indeed energy, to make a point on carbon emissions which could and can be made back in the UK
Waste of Money
And you thought Cherie's gross spending on hair was bad!
I think Michael Howard spending £3,600 on make up and Charles Kennedy spending £2,000 on cosmetics and nearly £5,000 on suits is a bit off!
My general view on these incidents are twofold. One, if the opposition parties and Conservative supporting newspapers start throwing stones like these, they ought to be a bit careful about glass houses. Secondly I think politicians from all parties who waste large amounts of money on trivial things, as opposed to serious policy, need a bit of a wake up call!
I do admit however that I did have my hair cut at the start of this election campaign, but I spent nearly £10 and the money was my own.
I don't often watch it, I have better things to do on a Saturday afternoon, but the thought of entering a room with a TV at about 12:15 on a Saturday lunchtime, with the channel switched to BBC 1 and not hearing that familiar theme tune. Well it will be another bit of a simple mainstay that has lasted for most of our lives that will no longer be with us! :/
Peter Law dies
Was a bit of a shock to read just now, and was not altogether impressed with his actions last year (although I am pleased that it sort of reopened the debate on all-women shortlists), but was saddened to read of his death