This morning I checked the BBC and saw this:

Online pornography to be blocked by default, PM to announce


Please, for the sake of the children!

Dear gods, surely we deserve better than this?

Anyway, this post isn't about my outrage at the notion of sweeping draconian legislation. Remember how my MP in Edinburgh was the always responsive Alastair Darling? Well my frustration with him is at an end. Hopefully my new MP will prove a little less arrogant.

Of course it remains to be seen whether my new representative will be any better but I'm at least going to give her a chance, just like I gave that git one. The reason I'm somewhat more optimistic is the fact that she is a Liberal Democrat. Party affiliation in this case matters because they are both in the coalition and not exactly doing that well - that hunger is a good thing!

Mr. Darling's seat was essentially bullet proof due to the nature of his constituency. Stand with Labour backing and one could as well be a serial rapist as a saint, from what I could see. The Lib Dems on the other hand have a very real chance of losing power - I'd rather write to them and see if they're willing to champion a cause. They may well refuse but at least they have motivation to try to win popularity.

I don't really believe in democracy - I don't feel I've ever seen it work as intended. That said I don't feel like starting a revolution today and so I've written to my MP. I would encourage you to do the same.

Not sure who your MP is? Try using this tool:
http://www.writetothem.com

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