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This was a vote for a better politics and the prospect of real change | Letters | Politics | The Guardian

While watching several hours of the BBC’s election night coverage I was struck by how often “young people” were mentioned, compared with how few featured on the programme. I didn’t notice anyone under 30 and one of the few people under 40 was media editor Amol Rajan. His only role was to read out tweets. It’s understandable that these mythical “young people” so often feel politics isn’t for or about them.

Phil Gyford
London

On 10 June 2017. Permalink

Weekend reading: Rebooted

Just another “thanks” for all your hard work.

I know you’re not keen but I’d still add another vote for Patreon. I contribute a small amount via Patreon to a couple of other blogs I read regularly because I appreciate the work that goes into them and want their authors to be able to keep doing it. I don’t expect anything extra above the usual free service for doing so. Neither of the other blogs makes all their money from Patreon but it’s a useful, and regular, part of their income.

On 7 May 2017. Permalink

Wordpress paginate WP_Query - Code Planet

Thanks for this, the “Pagination fix” bit helped a lot!

One thing - I had to change where $paged is declared so that it gets the ‘page’ var, rather than the ‘paged’ var. So:

$paged = (get_query_var(‘page’)) ? get_query_var(‘page’) : 1;

This is using WordPress 4.7 and a child theme of Twenty Sixteen.

On 19 February 2017. Permalink

Barbican living: One-bedroom apartment in Thomas More House on the Barbican Estate, London EC2Y | WowHaus

Being carpeted does make it more “original”… the Barbican leases specify that floors should be carpeted. Either because in the 1960s/70s no one thought you’d want uncarpeted floors or because it was thought to be the only way to prevent noise disturbing one’s downstairs neighbours.

Of course, as estate agents’ photos show, plenty of Barbican flats do have non-carpeted floors but should people living below kick up a fuss about the noise of high heels or tap dancing, the estate office can (and, apparently, has, on at least one occasion) force the noisy leaseholder to replace their floorboards/resin/whatever with carpet.

On 14 February 2017. Permalink

Donald Trump’s policy pledges should have the left cheering | Letters | US news | The Guardian

If you’re going to pay close attention to women’s clothes at events such as Trump’s inauguration (Melania takes cue from Jackie, 21 January), could you do the same for men’s outfits? Are they off the peg? From where? Or bespoke? Who’s the tailor? Men’s formal clothes won’t get any more interesting or individual if they’re ignored.

On 23 January 2017. Permalink

On the market: 1930s Oliver Hill-designed art deco property in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex | WowHaus

September 2016 and it’s on the market again, also with The Modern House, this time for �595,000. The same photos I think, certainly the same furnishings. http://www.themodernhouse.com/sales-list/frinton-on-sea/

On 11 September 2016. Permalink

Compare the UK’s cheapest online brokers

A while ago I’d clocked that iWeb is run by Halifax, which is worth bearing in mind for those concerned with having some FSCS protection. But I only just realised that, of course, Lloyds and Halifax are now part of the same group. So presumably, iWeb, Halifax and Lloyds would all count as the same institution for FSCS purposes?

And am I correct in thinking that Interactive Investor and Motley Fool are also a single institution? Or is their relationship something different?

On 5 September 2016. Permalink