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Entries by Nick Harkaway from 03/2012

Cambridge, Protest, and Newts

| Posted 03.17.2012 | UK Universities & Education

On 22 November 2011, Owen Holland, a PhD student at Cambridge University read a poetic protest at an appearance by David Willets, the UK's Minister for Universities and Science, and prevented Willets from speaking (or so thoroughly annoyed him that he stormed out, depending on who you ask).

The Shell Game

| Posted 03.28.2012 | UK Politics

he UK, like much of the rest of the world, is in a dire financial mess. Our government labours to conceal this, or at least ignore it, because it is in the nature of the financial system that the appearance of being in a mess causes all kinds of woes which make the mess worse.