Odds and Ends #18: Rupa Huq's infuriating NIMBYism
"Captain Huq vs Peter Plan(ning)" – is this something?
Hello! It’s time for Odds and Ends, your round-up of shorter takes, links and other things that interested me this week.
Apologies for the slightly erratic scheduling during December – I’ve been stuck in the chaotic Christmas period where everyone is trying to hit deadlines before the big day.
The good news, however, is that Odds and Ends of History doesn’t sleep for Christmas (at least not this year). In fact, I’ll have something fun and Christmas-themed for you later this week and then, something else in between Christmas and New Year.
More importantly, I’ve already started planning my first big essay of the new year, which may or may not be Postcode Address File related, to start 2024 with a bang.
Anyway, let’s get on with this week’s links, which include a lament about Rupa Huq’s NIMBY campaigning, a fantasy Crossrail map, a couple of pieces on the on-going divorce between liberalism and leftism. And a man who is rather good at card counting.
There’s something for everyone, unless you’re a Labour MP in a major city who opposes building near Tube Stations, so let’s get stuck in: