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Timely Tuesdays: Edible Skylines and Lady Tories in the News

October 20, 2009

AngloFiles’s weekly round-up of U.K. news– sober, stylish, sentimental, sporty, or outright silly.

  • Blokes Need Not Apply To try to maintain levels of conservative leaders in parliament, Tory leader David Cameron says his partywill consider all-female slates (or “shortlists”) in upcoming elections.
  • Reining in MPs’ Home-Expense Accounts could keep women and all but the richest men out of government, Gordon Brown warns, as his appointed watchdogs try to clean up the shambolic system under which taxpayers paid for legislators’ necessities like gardeners’ fees, new carpets, a 7th (!) home, and taxes that were never assessed. All-Mike Bloomberg shortlists, anyone?
  • London Still Too Expensive for the Likes of You House prices in the city (list prices, anyway) are higher than ever.
  • Dressing Up the Gherkin as a … Gherkin Time Out London asks readers to submit home-made “city of food” photos to match the cover photo of Edible London on the Cheap Eats issue coming out this week.
  • Good Gourd! The Ultimate Halloween Pumpking Display in Sussex? Proving that the English can out-garden the Yanks even on their own holiday, BBC video features a spectacular rooftop harvest mosaic. Strike back, America! What say we hold Guy Fawkes Day fireworks in Pennsylvania?
  • Pictograms Revealed for London 2012 Olympics Muscular. Handsome. Kind of 1950s. (Mad Men who work out?)

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