Author: James Higham

Burns on the Lords

‘The quality of the debate in the Lords is enriched by the presence of captains of industry, retired senior civil servants and military figures, people from the arts and voluntary sectors, diplomats and bishops,’ he added. ‘Many are figures who…

Finding Nemo

Cherie commented on the trap for the Jews post: The answer is really quite simple… People (men and women) are not up to it. It will always be the case. There are always more sheeples than leaders and the sheeples…

Symbolism behind CERN

In 2004, CERN HQ set up a large statue which proved controversial within the scientific establishment. It was a statue of Shiva, given by the Indian government. Virtually no one is happy, for different reasons. Rationalists are not happy because…

Symbolism behind the EU

The obvious question about what appears below is – what the hell has it to do with the EU? The short answer, in terms of what the EU has adopted as its symbols, is “everything”. In terms of what the…

Smoking ban five years on

Call You and Yours, Tuesday 3rd July Call You and Yours, the BBC Radio Four consumer programme, will tomorrow (Tuesday) discuss the smoking ban five years on. Guests will include Simon Clark, director of Forest and the Save Our Pubs &…

The real angel of the West

Never thought I’d ever agree with Damien Hirst [note the first name] but perhaps this would be a great reminder for the UK: Damien Hirst’s 67-foot pregnant Angel of the West: Controversial new landmark set to tower over the Devon…

Green is the old religion

Always useful, I find, to keep hold of one’s old notes – never know when they’re going to come in handy. First, the climate scammer’s post: Of all the blithering nonsense climate deniers throw at the environmental movement, there is…

Sullivan reinstated

Sorry – two posts one after the other but this is an ongoing story at OoL.  Talk about fast and furious of a different kind. You’ll recall the original post about  parachutees Warren and Sullivan in highly entrenched academic positions…