Author: James Higham

Becher’s Brook

Have just read about six pages of comments at the Telegraph and Mail about the race and what strikes me with that, as well as with some recent events at Orphans, is the extremism or rather the flight to deeply…

The crisis in care homes

As a person who, whilst getting older himself, knows next to nothing about care of the elderly, how can I write a post on the subject? Yet write it I must, as becomes apparent below. We could start with one…

Incompetence

Lord Somber sends a piece about the elite and incompetence: How do you turn “the smartest people in the world” into the dumbest? Simple: you turn the sophisticated sources of information on which they depend — elite media, academia, and…

Easter holiday to be withdrawn

Wishing you the most relaxed and fun Easter Day. I was just thinking, if secularists are so busy removing crosses from chapels, daubing the sides of buses with “there is no god, now relax” renaming Christmas Winterval and other inanities…

The coming choice

On Good Friday, I generally make reference to two aspects: 1. The Passion, as told by a medico, Dr. C. Truman Davis; 2. Oberammergau. The first is pretty gruesome and this gruesomeness was re-enacted as a horror movie by Mel…

Say No to the Big 3

Some very encouraging signs. Though we don’t want Galloway at Westminster [cartoon from Mark W], we want the Big 3 less, so it has a silver lining. Also, this today: ComRes: 72% say Government is “out of touch” Mail has:…

Notice to contributors

There’s a situation at the moment impacting on those contributors who also comment at the site. It doesn’t affect non-registered users who are still commenting as usual. Basically, contributors coming in cold are getting a window telling them they’re impostors…

Natural justice

There are a few reasons my AFL team lost yesterday in Round 1 and losing is very rare for this team. You’re not going to be interested in the sports angle but suffice to say that despite all out assault…

They never learn, never stop

TPA Pinhead of the Month Award: Our Pinhead of the Month for March is Cllr Kay Cutts, the Conservative leader of Nottinghamshire County Council. Cllr Cutts is behind the recent move to spend £77,975 of council tax payers’ money on…