Author: James Higham

The standard of journalism

This post is not about the Knox case – it’s about journalism and more widely, the new disillusionment we have with supposed neutrals in the once noble profession – the free press. I’ll certainly start with Knox though. There was…

Housekeeping – comments

Longrider and I are holding the fort at the moment, the others should be in later. A question of comments came up. We have a policy you will see in our sidebar but there’s an addition now. We’ve tentatively set…

Boycott the Olympics [1]

Just imagine the Eminesque mind[s] which dreamed up this hideousness: This country is seriously sick, you know that? It’s in the hands of the loonies. By the way, anyone understand French? La «débâcle» de la sécurité privée des JO de…

All your kids are belong to us

Churchmouse has a nice piece up on the bansturbators. All was going well and I agreed until he got to the children: ‘Think of the children’. Any prohibitionist rhetoric concerning legal adult activity — consumption of tobacco or alcohol —…

Rules are rules

Rules are rules und zey must be obeyed at all times! “English cops may be the only individuals left on earth that wouldn’t want to hear one more from Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney!” According to Westminster Council, however, the…

Who’d be old in this country?

The TPA writes: In earlier research, the TPA has revealed that, despite taxpayers paying for massive employer contributions equivalent to £1 for every £5 raised in council tax, there is a huge £54 billion black hole in council pension schemes.…

The railways

Fair’s fair – you can’t really expect “to the minute” with trains, as it gives no margin for things happening along the way – track deterioration, leaves on the line, the wrong snow etc. Two minutes or three maybe over…

Nation United

On two issues – the EU and the Lords, the true conservatives [small c] have shown their numbers – around 100, perhaps a bit more. Thanks to Guido for this: Notice Mensch and Smith are not in there. Carswell’s not…