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Liberal Ideas for the 21st Century
Monday, April 10, 2006
We've Merged!
The Apollo Project has joined forces with Rob Knight's Liberal Review. Henceforth this site will be kept as an archive. For the new Apollo Project follow the link.

Liberal Review offers the best of Liberal opinion, commentary and ideas. We will continue with the best of Apollo, plus the Editor's review and Guest Blogs by various well-known Liberal and liberal contributors.

Rob will continue to round up the day's News, and there will be regularly updated Blogger Profiles. We will link to the best of Liberal thought, and also welcome contributions.

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posted by Apollo Project @ 9:20 pm   3 comments
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Wiki Meme
by Steve Travis

OK ... 6th December:

Three events
1768 - The first edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica is published.
1921 - The Anglo-Irish Treaty is signed in London by British and Irish representatives
2005 - David Cameron becomes leader of the UK Conservative Party, defeating David Davis.*

Two birthdays
1896 - Ira Gershwin, American lyricist (d. 1983)
1977 - Andrew Flintoff, England cricketer

One death
1882 - Anthony Trollope, British author (b. 1815)

* - strictly speaking I'm not sure if this qualifies as an "event"
posted by Apollo Project @ 12:12 am   0 comments
Friday, April 07, 2006
Sour Grapes or Lemon?
by Jabez Clegg

Oh dear. It seems that David Cameron isn't very popular with the readership of the influential Tory blog Conservative Home. Most of the advice on what he should say in a speech in Manchester* tomorrow is less than complimentary.

My personal favourite:

"I come here to Manchester today with an apology and a big announcement. I stood for the leadership last year wildly overestimating my capabilities as a politician. Over the course of my short leadership I have felt out of my depth and this has begun to show through. I am sorry to the party for this, but today I am stepping down from the leadership and offer my full support to David David the man I think can make this party great again."

That would make my year if DC said that, mainly because it would be the right decision.

Posted by: Clare Lewis | April 06, 2006 at 14:41

*Although we're surprised that the Notting Hill-billy knows where Manchester is.
posted by Apollo Project @ 12:16 am   1 comments
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Song Title Meme
by Steve Travis

Thanks to Random Incident:

1. Are you male or female:
Mr X

2. Describe yourself:
I am alive

3. How do some people feel about you:
Your name (has slipped my mind again)

4. How do you feel about yourself:
Stranger within

5. Describe your day:
Rage in Eden

6. Describe current gf/bf:
Mine for Life

7. Describe where you want to be:
White China

8. Describe how you live:
Sleepwalk

9. What would you ask for if you had just one wish:
I want to be a Machine

10. Share a few words of wisdom:
We stand alone

11. Now say goodbye:
I can't stay long

Bonus points for naming the group.
posted by Apollo Project @ 9:16 pm   2 comments
 
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