Tanya Gold's take on the royal family's ability to project an impression of thrift while spending vast sums of public money is, in my humble republican opinion, the most entertaining published response to the appeal court's ruling that Prince Charles's correspondence with Tony Blair's cabinet should be published. The Guardian's leader on the topic of the so-called 'black spider' memos is also a stimulating read. I suspect the attorney general has a real fight on his hands. His argument appears to be that we must not know what Prince Charles's most passionate political opinions are because he is not supposed to have political opinions, and that his correspondence must therefore be suppressed because it might compromise the public's impression of his political neutrality. Convoluted or simply deluded? You choose.
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.
Please sign this petition to Number 10 to try and raise the pressure against this disgusting policy. It only takes a minute.