Currently (in 2016) rarely a day goes by without the continued coverage of the U.K. housing crisis and the ongoing failure of politics to address the problem. As the ongoing boom continues essentially unabated from the early 1990s, the chronic lack of housing combined with regressive property taxation has resulted in a systematic failure to provide accommodation where and when required. In this, the ineffective nature of capitalist resource distribution sees it natural course run. The continued profitability of low risk, high profit mortgage backed products is supported through both the reduction in supply and the granting of few, low risk high value, profitable mortgages.
A while ago I made a throw away reply to a tweet.
The BBC had an article today regarding the a proposed change to the highway code requiring vehicles to give way to the left at junctions. The proposal was presented with the idea of safeguarding roads for cyclists and pedestrians as well as other road users. While if followed (and enforced) such a proposal would perhaps make the road safer in reality it is unlikely to be followed and will make the road more dangerous especially for cyclists.
A few weeks ago Casey Neistat, upload a YouTube video indicating his decision to vote for a particular presidential candidate in the upcoming american presidential election. As well as endorsing a candidate he also challenged other YouTubers to endorse a candidate as well.
Back in 2015 I gave up on smart phones blog here. I ended up getting a second hand Nokia E71 which has been awesome(I knew it would be I had an E61). However the E71 battery life (it was an original battery) slipped to less than a day so I thought it was time to get a new phone.