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  • Hansard Transcribers Demand Pay Rise

    One of the most under-recognised roles in any parliament is that of Hansard Transcriber, the individual sits in the chamber logging each parliamentary debates or Committee meeting. It’s a modestly paid position, and in the shadow of a hung parliament there’s a demand for a substantial pay increase. A senior Hansard Transcriber on staff at… [Continue Reading]

    Hansard Transcribers Demand Pay Rise
  • We Hate People Episode 15: The Well Hung Referendum

    As thought leaders in the civilised world, we take on the big historical events this week. The Show Notes – Brexit: is it the end of the world as we now it and why does David feel fine? – Australian election predictions – Game of Thrones (does contain spoilers but you’ll get a warning) Don’t… [Continue Reading]

    We Hate People Episode 15: The Well Hung Referendum
  • We Hate People Episode 14: Life, The Universe and Wogan

    We go a bit rogue even for us this episode, with a lot of time spent on comics, with some Game of Thrones and a book review thrown in for good measure. The Show Notes – Eurovision 2016 – Captain America gets a new (crap) twist (link) – General diatribe against Marvel and DC for… [Continue Reading]

    We Hate People Episode 14: Life, The Universe and Wogan
  • Review: Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie

    When you get to the last installment of a trilogy, you expect big things. This is the installment that ties up loose ends, and completes a character’s journey. In Ancillary Mercy, Anne Leckie manages to do both of these. The action here picks up a few weeks after 2014’s Ancillary Sword, with much of the first… [Continue Reading]

    Review: Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie

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