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  1. 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.

  2. 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.)

  3. - 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Bespoke Plywood Furniture

    “Designed and manufactured in London.”

  6. 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.

  7. Russell Davies: Electric Coast to Coast

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

  8. NFL’s British accent -

    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.

  9. 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)

  10. 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)

  11. 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.

  12. 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.)

  13. 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.

  14. 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.”

  15. 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)

  16. 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.

  17. 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)

  18. London, England - Google Maps

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

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

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

  20. English Buildings

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

  21. Municipal Dreams

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

  22. 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

  23. Coalition calculator - General Election 2015,

    Simple and clear. Nice. (via @AftertheFloodco)

  24. 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.

  25. UK Election Quiz

    I Side With’s quiz came out best in Francis Irving’s roundup. I got 97% Labour, 94% Green. “Your political beliefs would be considered extremely Left-Wing and strongly Authoritarian”.

  26. “I find politics inaccessible”: User testing voter advice apps : Francis Irving

    Francis Irving tests out a load of “Who should I vote for?” websites.

  27. Why the British Are Better at Satire — The Atlantic

    Comparing the U.S. and UK ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Veep’ versus ‘The Thick of It’.

  28. What We Wore — A People’s Style History

    I do love some of these photos. (via Put This On)

  29. Video: Kristin Baybars’ ‘Little Place in Gospel Oak’ -

    This toyshop used to be one of the highlights of a stay in London when I was a kid, and it looks like it hasn’t changed since. Worth a visit with your own children.

  30. Mens Vintage Clothing - Suits - Harris Tweed Jackets

    UK online store of used jackets, coats, etc, reasonable prices.

  31. They didn’t know - the impact of #VATMOSS on really small businesses — Ysolda

    What a mess, on HMRC’s part. Paying tax wouldn’t put me off running a small business, but confusing and ambiguous rules, and the huge fear of inadvertently doing it wrong, would. ( via @tomstuart)

  32. Salary benchmarking for London 2014/2015 - Cogs Agency Cogs Agency

    Salaries and freelance rates for a variety of roles.

  33. Francis FitzGibbon · Short Cuts · LRB 23 October 2014

    Interesting about exactly how much or little the Human Rights Act, which the Tories want to repeal, constrains the British government.

  34. Light, landscape, lives, Kate Kirkwood

    Really lovely photos from the Lake District. Simple but gorgeous. (via The Online Photographer)

  35. Centre for the Study of Existential Risk

    In Cambridge, UK, horizon scanning for high impact, low probability events. (via the Guardian)

  36. Tariff Notices - GOV.UK

    An amazing list of very specific things that HMRC have had to classify for import and export purposes. “fireside companion set”, “article having a shape of a cylinder”, “stress balls, spectacles, goggles and the like”, etc.

  37. Old Town Clothing - classic British workwear - Holt, Norfolk, England

    Someone suggested to Put This On that this is wear Monty Don gets his clothes from.

  38. QuantumBlack Visual Analytics Limited

    “We’re a creative data science agency.” Dataviz type stuff. London.

  39. Met Police encourages Twitter pile-ons (with images, tweets) · anyabike · Storify

    Interesting, in an unpleasant way, to see how Twitter etiquette, and tone of voice, and the blurry lines between personal / professional Twitter accounts make this kind of thing get a bit horrible. (via @mildlydiverting)

  40. How Britain exported next-generation surveillance — Matter — Medium

    Finally got round to reading James’s piece on Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras. It’s odd to think of this vast network of vision and computation churning away monitoring live and historical movements of people, invisibly.

  41. Amazon unpacked -

    From February 2013, on the poor-quality jobs Amazon is creating and the disappointment of many local people near their Rugeley warehouse. There is, though, something to be written about people disliking Amazon’s working conditions and fondly remembering… coal mining. (via Dan W)

  42. A nation of slaves

    Charlie Stross on the Conservatives’ target of “full employment”. I hate their (and Labour’s) “hardworking families” rhetoric as if work, any work at all, no matter how it’s achieved or what the alternatives might be, is an end in itself.

  43. Politics doesn’t change anything

    Examples of the many things changed by politics in the UK, as opposed to market-led “disruption”. (via Paul Mison)

  44. What do those squiggles on the pavement actually mean?

    How to interpret all the sprayed-on markings left by road crews on British pavements/roads.

  45. Sea Level Rise Maps | Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets

    Worst case for 2100 is estimated to be up to 1 metre of sea level rise. Which puts several nice bits of the UK coast (never mind Netherlands and Belgium) permanently under water. (via Paul Mison)

  46. Lottie Dexter should quit - and take the Year of Code board with her - Adrian Short

    This all sounds like such a horrible, shallow farce led by people who feel “entrepreneurship” is the sole thing that should be encouraged in children. Fuck that.

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