Thursday, 19 July 2012

"South Korea good, North Korea bad? Not a very useful outlook"

"One-sided journalism dismissing the North as a propaganda-led state is hypocritical – and detracts from scrutiny of the South" ... Dismissing a state where an estimated 20% of their own population is in concentration camps?

You know where from.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Could you *imagine* the same thing happening here?

Guardian readers seem to possess a unique talent for insularity combined with heavy side helping of  incredulity.

Take this. Fran├žois Hollande has announced he will enact his pledge that "that in majority state-owned companies, the highest salary must not be 20 times more than the pay of the lowliest worker".

In the comments "ranelagh75" with 142 recommended:
Could you imagine the same thing happening over here?

Let's cast our minds back to April 2010, here's David Cameron in the Guardian:

"We will ask the [fair pay] review to consider how to introduce a pay multiple so that no public sector worker can earn over 20 times more than the lowest-paid person in their organisation.
Could it be possible Hollande has taken tips from David Cameron? In the mind of Guardian reader such things are a self-evident impossibility. I mean, can you imagine?