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Bookmarks tagged with “uk”

  1. Mithering about the unmodellable

    On the difficulties of modelling how Parliament works, and the pros and cons of doing so. (via @markhurrell)

  2. The Great Diary Project

    Archiving personal diaries. (via Things mag)

  3. George Duoblys · One, Two, Three, Eyes on Me! · LRB 5 October 2017

    On the “efficient” teaching and disciplinary methods used in some London secondary schools. Sounds grim.

  4. OpenBenches - by @edent & @summerbeth

    I’m so glad this exists because (a) it’s a lovely thing and (b) I just had the same idea and now I don’t have to make it.

  5. Inappropriate Gavels

    A relentlessly-focused campaign. I approve! (via @gwire)

  6. Walton’s Telephone Exchange | Walton Tales

    Nice reminisces of an Essex telephone exchange in the 1960s.

  7. Blackhorse Lane Ateliers | Selvedge & Raw Denim Jeans | Made In London

    Jeans (and more) made in London, plus workshops to make your own. (via Die Workwear)

  8. Tom Crewe · What will be left?: Labour’s Prospects · LRB 18 May 2017

    Slightly out of date opinion poll-wise, but I liked this as a summary of where Labour is and how we, as a country, got here.

  9. David Runciman reviews ‘Theresa May’ by Rosa Prince · LRB 16 March 2017

    I haven’t had much of a sense of what May is about, what makes her tick. This article seems to have an interesting set of ideas about it.

  10. My investment-tracking spreadsheet | FIRE v London

    Fairly complex spreadsheet for tracking investments across multiple (UK) trading accounts.

  11. The Strange Death of Municipal England (London Review of Books)

    A good read, especially if you’re feeling all full of optimism about a new year and need to be brought crashing back to earth.

  12. Headshot Hunter | Compare Actor Headshot Photographers

    I’m not sure why I’m surprised this exists, but it does. The search/browse form’s a bit confusing, but still.

  13. A GDS Story | Government Digital Service

    Really nice as a chronicle of an evolving service’s history. It’s so easy to lose this stuff. Especially great that it has lots of old screenshots, sketches, photos etc. It’d be good if more organisations and companies found time to do this kind of thing. (via @gilest)

  14. U.K. Cinemas : London

    Seating capacities of different screens. (via antimega)

  15. UK Finance Detailed Flowchart : UKPersonalFinance

    Attempting to create a flowchart for deciding how to pay debts and/or save. Its hard to make this stuff both simple and general.

  16. Grand Designs For Sale | Buildings From Kevin McCloud’s Iconic Television Series

    By the Unique Property Bulletin people, keeping track of which Grand Designs have sold, and when.

  17. Unique Property Bulletin | Unique Property For Unique People

    Lots of amazing property for sale in the UK… islands, forts, windmills, water towers, manor houses, etc.

  18. Income and inequality historical data explorer

    Graphing the data for successive UK governments.

  19. YouGov | The leadership effect - how leaders can shift perceptions of parties

    Because I like charts showing the left/right position of parties and politicians over time.

  20. I’m With The Banned — Welcome to the Scream Room — Medium

    Laurie Penny. A good read, but depressing. I don’t know what you, we, do when people who believe nothing get all the attention.

  21. In the US, Brexit has become a shorthand for ‘Sorry your country failed’ | Arwa Mahdawi | Opinion | The Guardian

    I’m glad I haven’t been abroad since Brexit. British friends in the US are saying this has been their experience too.

  22. Thoughts on the sociology of Brexit - Political Economy Research Centre

    Another good read on understandable reasons why people have voted for Out. (via @tomskitomski)

  23. ‘If you’ve got money, you vote in … if you haven’t got money, you vote out’ | Politics | The Guardian

    A good read for getting beyond “Out voters are all racists!” (via @tomskitomski)

  24. Nigel’s Against the World (London Review of Books)

    I’ve mostly been ignoring EU referendum stuff but this is quite good on the things we don’t really know about what happens if we leave.

  25. Stefan Collini · Who are the spongers now? · LRB 21 January 2016

    It’s probably only because I’m not involved in higher education, and don’t have children heading towards it, that I find reading things like this, about the government’s current and future plans, enjoyable, like dystopian fiction.

  26. Advice & Info - Independent Cinema Office

    Loads of really practical introductory info about starting and running an independent cinema in the UK. (No, I was just interested.)

  27. Rightmove.co.uk - Featured Collections

    Sure I’ve said this before, but I hope Rightmove, Zoopla, and/or estate agents are archiving photos. It’d be an amazing resource for historians.

  28. Corbyn in the Media - Paul Myerscough (London Review of Books)

    This is good on the Guardian being out of touch, in denial, with all those who voted for Corbyn, and on the “impartiality” of the BBC.

  29. Bespoke Plywood Furniture

    “Designed and manufactured in London.”

  30. High Paddington - Sergei Kadleigh, 1952 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

    A brochure about a plan to house 8,000 people in 30-storey towers over Paddington Goods Yard in London.

  31. Russell Davies: Electric Coast to Coast

    A lovely write-up and nice daily photos of his walk.

  32. NFL’s British accent - SBNation.com

    On British fans of NFL football (as opposed to fans of British American football), and why they’re not bothered about getting a London NFL franchise.

  33. Design Jobs / It’s Nice That Jobsboard

    I imagine this has jobs at some nice places (and the usual), given it’s from It’s Nice That. And I’ll forget the name if I don’t bookmark it. (via @iamdanw)

  34. Private Eye | Official Site - Selling England by the offshore pound

    Map of the UK showing individual freehold and leasehold properties registered by offshore companies between 2005 and July 20014. Great stuff. And nice to see the Eye doing this kind of thing. (via @genmon)

  35. The Steeple Times – Crashing Assange

    From 2011, about people who repeatedly blag their way into posh parties and receptions. A little bizarre. Also read Victoria Coren’s articles, linked at the bottom. And a Tumblr of photos in the comments.

  36. Labour leadership race: How has Jeremy Corbyn galvanised so many people - young and old? - UK Politics - UK - The Independent

    Scroll down, and down, for Frank Cottrell Boyce’s bit. (I haven’t read the rest of it.)

  37. Fire insurance maps and plans

    The dull title, and initial interface, doesn’t do this collection justice. Really, really detailed old maps of towns - lots of London - showing individual buildings and usage, each sheet carefully overlaid onto Google maps. It’s an effort to find a particular area though.

  38. No Rock And Roll Fun: What the pop papers say: The last NME

    “If hip hop won - and that’s not an unfair suggestion - then the NME was very much the warrior who didn’t hear the war was at an end; fighting on deep in the jungle.”

  39. Labour through the looking glass: 15 early-morning speculations on the Corbyn surge | Dougald Hine

    A (hopeful) scenario for what a Jeremy Corbyn victory might look like and how this isn’t a Militant-style surge but a modern network Occupy-style one. (via @paulpod)

  40. ukmade | Made in Great Britain – recommendations of quality products made in the British Isles

    A blog with some quite exhaustive posts on different types of goods and which companies make their products in the UK.

  41. Colin Kidd reviews ‘The Formation of the English Kingdom in the Tenth Century’ [and more] · LRB 30 July 2015

    On the history of describing English history, and how “England”, and what makes it English, has changed. (Subscribers only)

  42. London, England - Google Maps

    My second appearance (that I know of) on Google Street View.

  43. Minimum salary required in London: £500k? | FIRE v London

    Staggering. You might need something to take out your anger on.

  44. English Buildings

    A blog about interesting buildings around England. (via Wowhaus)

  45. Municipal Dreams

    A blog with long posts about the history of UK social housing, planning, etc. (via Wowhaus)

  46. HM Government Horizon Scanning Programme - Social Attitudes of Young People

    “The aim of this report is to assess if and how social attitudes of young people in the UK today differ from previous generations, and how they might evolve in the future.” December 2014

  47. Coalition calculator - General Election 2015, FT.com

    Simple and clear. Nice. (via @AftertheFloodco)

  48. James Meek · Why are you still here?: Who owns Grimsby? · LRB 23 April 2015

    A long, good piece from Grimsby on its history, its industries and its general election candidates. Lots of things relevant to the rest of the country too of course.

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