Robert Hampton

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1st January 2010

2009? More like Two Thousand and Fine!

July saw Merseyrail’s run of bad luck continue, as a train rolled out of the depot and derailed. To atone for their sins, they introduced a new day ranger ticket, but I wasn’t convinced. This was something of a train-y month for me, as I did my bit to help out the previous generation of Merseyrail trains. Trains were also on the Government’s mind, as they announced that the Liverpool to Manchester line would be electrified.

In London, the Police proved once again what a wonderful organisation they are. In Rome, a swimmer suffered an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction.

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5th November 2009

Just Say… Oh
Posted by at 12.04am | In the News, Politics | 1 response

I don’t know whether David Nutt was right to criticise the Government’s drugs policy or not, but I’m slightly concerned that the government’s decision-making process increasingly seems to be based on what will look good in the Daily Mail.

Scientists are not infallble, that’s for sure, but politicians seem afraid to tackle the issues head-on. It’s a debate that needs serious attention and careful thought. Unfortunately it doesn’t look like we’re going to get it.

In other news, seeing various combinations of “nut” and “sack” in headlines all over the place is very pleasing to the puerile side of my nature.