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Fighting Talk this Week: Taking on the World

Fighting Talk this Week: Taking on the World

This week on Fighting Talk: a guest post from London, ruminations on national days and jailed journalists from Hamish, and lashings of random out from Lyndon.

A post about the London bombings

Since moving to London nearly a year ago, you could say that I've taken this city into my heart. Sure it's polluted, the traffic is a nightmare to negotiate and the cost of living is appallingly high. But on the flipside of that, it's also the city where on any given day you can walk down the street and hear 10 different languages being spoken ...

See: Megan Armstrong - nanny, London, England

Not just a holiday

Fate dragged me to Ottawa in the weekend. (Fate and a rental car.) It's Canada's capital city, and, as I had been told repeatedly by classmates, a great place to celebrate Canada Day.

It was.

See: Hamish McKenzie - reveller, London, Ontario

Busy Madeleine Flannagan, of the anti-lots-of-things (like abortion and prostitution) but pro-freedom and God Flannagans ... was interviewed this morning on National Radio about Jim Peron ...

See: Lyndon Hood - God botherer botherer

Has a precedent been set?

A New York Times journalist jailed for four months for not divulging a source for a story she didn't even write. A Time journalist who's going to confess all with the last-minute support of his anonymous source ...

See: Hamish McKenzie - source withholder, London, Ontario

I once said that, in looking at Sir Humphrey's, I found them "on average ... fairly reasonable" ... What I wanted to say is, if anyone concluded from my remarks that they are not a bunch of right-wing wackos who are generally to be found on the kooky side of misguided, I wish to unreservedly apologise.

See: Lyndon Hood - Not One to Bear a Grudge, Lower Hutt

Here is Sir Humphrey's's response to my last.

Since my main point was that I generally don't have much patience with anything they say, I obviously won't respond in too much detail ...

See: Lyndon Hood - blog-top name-putter, Lower Hutt


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