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November 12, 2001 

It appear's that the world is becoming an increasingly less pleasant place to be by the day. Now the government I helped vote in wants to 'temporarily opt out of part of the European Convention on Human Rights. This cannot be a good thing.

And in Ireland the protests over children walking to school go on. I know there's a lot of politics going on with this, don't get me wrong. But surely for the sake of the kids they could give it a rest? Find a compromise? Or am I totally naive?