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Saturday, April 04, 2009 

Weekend links.

Either everyone's gone off on holiday, or everyone's tired out after the "excitement" of the G20, resulting in a fairly tepid weekend of blogging. Of that which there is, a reader of Liberal Conspiracy writes in to tell of how she's being evicted by the Labour party, Paul Linford struggles to answer whether all politicians are crooks or not, Justin has video of two of the protesters who saw what happened to the man who died at the G20 protests, Flying Rodent somewhat shoots fish in a barrel in his post on the fabulous Ayn Rand, A Very Public Sociologist has a round-up of all those G20 posts, Dave Osler comments on the return of homelessness, the Yorkshire Ranter notes the Telegraph's lack of journalistic standards and lastly the Quail covers the "movement" against Google Street View in his usual fashion.

In the papers, Matthew Parris, Peter Oborne and Polly Toynbee (in a rare decent piece) all cover the G20 and its aftermath, Marina Hyde correctly points out that without the BBC we'd quickly be in a race to the bottom (seriously, has anyone ever watched ITV2? It makes BBC3 look like BBC4 by comparison) and Howard Jacobson takes up the difficult task of somewhat defending Jacqui Smith and Richard Timney and makes as decent a fist of it as anyone possibly could.

As for the worst tabloid article of the weekend, it seems our usual suspect La Platell is away, but unfortunately the same could not be said for the equally abysmal Liz Jones, who is offended by the sight of people who both dress and think differently to her. Also worthy of mention is this Scum article on a school transformed when a group of gypsies moved into the local area, whereupon the good burghers astonishingly quickly removed their own refined offspring from it. Result: a failing school. We just can't have the mixing of the landed classes and the hoi polloi can we?

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