Links, June 19

UK POLITICS


On Dumbing Down (and Smartening Up) Your Accent
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Piccadilly Gardens shut in ‘convict’ big wheel protest
Parody Dawkins Tweets
Labour/Green Vote Swap
General Election 2015: The Whigs reappear on ballot papers after 150 years
Labour attempts to combat Ukip’s appeal to working class voters with attack on ‘bull**** artist’ Nigel Farage
British public wrong about nearly everything, survey shows
Stamp duty changes: How will they work?
Man faces deportation as UK wife’s salary too low
Ukip mistakes Westminster Cathedral for mosque
Yashika Bhageerathi: Teenager who fled Mauritius because of ‘extremely dangerous’ relative flown out of Britain minutes after legal plea fails
conservative party fliers
Nigel Farage in car-crash interview as he faces Ukip racism claims
Russell Brand on Margaret Thatcher
George Osborne rattled by tax experts’ accusations of colossal scale of cuts
Look at the polls: Britain is a Labour country, not a Tory one
After three appearances, I’ve decided The Big Questions is harmful and exploitative
Labour’s prospects this May
Plans to send overseas students home blocked by Tory leadership
An American doctor experiences an NHS emergency room
Destroyed UKIP billboards
Enfield head teacher fights to stop deportation of star student Yashika Bageerathi to Mauritius
Enfield head teacher fights to stop deportation of star student Yashika Bageerathi to Mauritius (diff piece, looks like)

SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE
We Give the Scottish Independence Referendum the Middle East Expert Treatment
How your favorite Scottish characters might vote on independence
Grindr users on Scottish independence
British nationalists riot in Glasgow after Scotland’s independence vote
Rolling coverage of the results of the Scottish independence referendum, with reaction and analysis as Scotland pulls back from leaving the United Kingdom
Scotland Decides
JK Rowling donates £1m to Scotland’s anti-independence campaign
J.K. Rowling Just Donated £1 Million To The Campaign Against Scottish Independence

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