Not remotely music related, but hats off to George Monbiot. His open letter to Hazel Blears is destined to go down as one of the great pieces of political writing. Cogent and reasoned, but passionate and relentless. If it was a boxing match, it would have been stopped after the second paragraph!
Also, near unanimous support from the commenters – an almost unthinkable situation in these days of self-important trolls.