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Kier Starmer’s at Lab22

Kier Starmer’s at Lab22

This is available on youtube and as text, it is to my mind one of the best he’s given; he’s clearly more comfortable with the role than previously. The last 11 months of a polling lead which was to leap the following day will have helped, but I hope they don’t believe their propaganda that the May 22 elections was an historic validation of Starmer’s Labour, there were victories but also losses. I have read the speech trying to identify policy promises as opposed to feel-good slogans and anti-tory rhetoric; here are my notes.

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Ubuntu 22

Ubuntu 22

This seems a bit unstable, actually a bit unfair but they have changed how they deal with bursting swap, and firefox at least uses snap and so I may need some more tools. Here are my notes …

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Freeports 2022

Freeports 2022

There’s a lot of noise on the left about Freeport/Charter Cities. What are they and how dangerous to democracy and workers’ rights are they? Here are my notes.

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My Samsung A32

My Samsung A32

I got myself one for work, and love it so much that I bought myself one for me. It broke in August 2022, this is how I got it fixed or not. See ~/Documents/samsung. Mine is awesome blue and came with 64GB of RAM, I am very pleased with it.

 

 

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Wages, rents and profit

Wages, rents and profit

Much of the campaigning in favour of the current wave of strikes poses them as defensive, and quotes the excess in profits being made. I wonder what the stats say, the National Income consists of wages, rents and profits. Here are my notes …

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About Ursula von der Leyen

About Ursula von der Leyen

Ursula von der Leyen, became the 1st woman President of the EU’s college of commissioners on 1st Dec 2019. Her appointment was controversial because she was not one of the spitzencanditaten. The record of her commission is documented on wikipedia. I became interested in this when trying to understand how and why the CoFoE was launched. Here are my notes on her appointment.