November 21st, 2014

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Does anyone else...

...have these sorts of calls? Just received one. Really annoying. I don't know if they're answerable to the TPS or not. To be honest, I was rather surprised when I 1471'd and the number came up (I'm used to these sorts of calls being "number withheld" or something of that nature). (Further information here. Must admit, I'm kind of surprised that it's a recorded voice, as it seemed like we having something of a conversation, even if it did get terminated when I pressed her for information on where exactly this alleged "accident" had taken place...)

Mind you, I'm not really sure what the actual scam would be. Presumably they're kind of relying on the recipient of the call being dumb enough to actually give them personal information which they can then use. Which...I can't see happening.

Oh well. 020 3634 9901. Make a note of it. Maybe some kind of action can be taken. Probably not, but y'never know...
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I feel a bit conflicted.

On the one hand, I'm a fairly tolerant liberal sort of person, and therefore, quite frankly, I think that everyone's entitled to their own opinions and beliefs and it's not for me to criticise them, particularly.

On the other hand, I'm a fairly tolerant liberal sort of person, and so some people's opinions and beliefs are pretty much anathema to me.

What this is leading up to is, in case you haven't heard, as a result of the by-election in Rochester and Strood, UKIP have another MP.

And I just...can't even begin to process this information. UKIP are basically Britain First in nice suits. They're racist, nationalist, homophobic, zenophobic bigots. There's no nice way to sugar coat that. It's not as if they make any secret of it. I mean, sure, sometimes one of their members will say something really really stupid in public and find himself out on his/her ear because it's not party policy to stand for those kind of opinions, but then those kind of opinions are reflected in their policies anyway, so...

The voters in Rochester and Strood who voted for Mr Reckless and actually support UKIP's views, I just feel profoundly angry that you've let the rest of the UK down like this. The ones who voted for Mr Reckless and don't support UKIP's views, go and read the sorts of things they stand for, ideally before the next general election. The ones who didn't vote for Mr Reckless, I feel deeply sorry for you...