Priorities

I constantly bang on about charity beginning at home, particularly in the light of the UK’s foreign aid budget (£9.5 billion by 2013) Sure there are areas where our money could be well spent abroad, but I have severe doubts…

Get this image to as many MPs as possible TODAY

GET THIS IMAGE AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE TO AS MANY MPs AS POSSIBLE AT WESTMINSTER TODAY AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THIS IMAGE DEVISED FOR THE BLOG "IRONIES" IN 2005 HAS NOW HAD ALL COPYRIGHT CLAIMS REMOVED BY MARTIN COLE OF…

Well, Maybe It’ll Stop Them All Rioting?

Croydon Council could have to spend up to £2.5 million installing digital aerials at 888 housing estates before the analogue to digital change-over next year, and is investigating investing up to £700,000 more to allow top of the range equipment…

Scent Voice Of A Woman…

Siri, the digital PA on Apple’s latest iPhone, is female in the US and male in the UK. Let the conspiracy theories begin! Apple has declined to commenton the reasoning behind this, but theories abound.Stephen Ebbett, of gadget insurer Protectyourbubble.com,…

Cameron’s Gaddafi moment on Monday

Matthew D’Ancona’s article is full of falsehoods, quite subtly inserted. The whole tone is based on false ideas of how we should be, vis-a-vis the EU. He also miscasts the Eurosceptic. Whilst it starts with a fair summary of the…

Physician, Heal Thyself

Once more, we are lectured by doctors who seem to be labouring under the impression that our lifestyles are a part of their remit. The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) claims the Government’s current policy on healthy drinking limits is…

Owning animals

The slaughter of dozens of lions, tigers, bears and wolves set free from a private Ohio farm has sparked calls for restrictions on the largely unregulated ownership of exotic pets in several US states. Police in Ohio shot dead almost…

No EU powers will be repatriated

Par for the course: Even as MPs agreed to hold a Commons vote on a referendum, government sources made clear that the Tories would be whipped to vote against a poll.  Mr Cameron’s decision to impose a three-line whip has…

Two old gun clichés

When every second counts the police are only minutes away. When you criminalise possession of guns only criminals will have possession of guns. Even as clichés go these two are pretty well worn, yet not only are both still true…

Write nothing controversial

An issue has arisen which is likely to affect OoL and in fact all blogs and social media. The question of censorship of the net has been around a long time but this time it appears they’re getting serious. Below…

This is a bad thing?

The dead tree Times had a headline today on a clampdown on lobbyists might hit trade unions and charities, so being a nosey bugger and whilst my good lady was paying our tax on the stupid (lottery ticket) I had…

THREATEN YOUR MP FOR 24/10/11

Elected MPs are the only voters on 24th October 2011, able to affect the ongoing subjugation of the UK by the non-democratic European Union. As Britain’s democracy has been almost entirely destroyed – most MPs, in pursuit of their political…