Discrimination?

Kids congregate in groups, it’s a social thing and most of the time it’s quite harmless, though in some cases trouble happens, particularly when either showing off or occasionally because they know they are so well protected by the law…

”Can you tell what it is yet?”

The former leader of a paedophile ring has become the first person to be jailed for making drawings of children being raped. Yes. Drawings. Not actual children, just sketches. Am I the only one to think this is utter madness?…

We don’t need a new Messiah

The Obamas visit Calvin Coolidge High. Pity none of it brushed off on him. It was Calvin Coolidge’s birthday also: Coolidge’s legacy, regrettably unknown or forgotten by most, is a paradigm of conservatism that can serve as a valuable guidepost…

Budget Crisis? What Budget Crisis?

Hundreds of thousands of families are to be visited by travel advisers who will tell them to stop driving their cars. Armed with bus timetables and cycle route maps, they will knock on doors and lecture on the need for…

Blackout

The Health and safety lobby are about to clash with the recession, in that a lot of councils have decided to switch their street lights off after midnight to save money. Cue, strong language about the probable carnage on our…

Thoughts on That Judeo Christian Stuff

Here, I’m going to stir the waters a bit. My fellow admin and I agree on many things. Indeed our areas of agreement much outweigh our areas of difference. However, I’m going to explore probably the primary area of difference…

So Right, Yet So Wrong

Julia Neuberger has been looking at the nudge philosophy so beloved of iDave and company. Her brief was to see if it would help with his big society. Well… It ain’t looking so good. Neuberger uses terms like “precious little…

Excusing behaviour

Dalrymple [heavily abridged] In some modern societies—and certainly Britain is one of them—satire is prophecy … for no idea is too absurd, it seems, for our political masters and bureaucratic elite to take seriously and put into practice—at public expense,…

Doing it on the cheap

On my blog I frequently accused the previous government and the Ministry of Defence over just how much they valued our troops considering they went to a war under equipped and over-stretched. Sadly my accusations have proven to be quite…

Points Mean Prizes!

Hundreds of schools have driven up the amount they will be paid under the Government’s “pupil premium” initiative – designed to “reward” them for taking poorer children – by encouraging parents to apply for free school meals (FSM) for their…

After-church reading

I was interested to see Mr Higham’s piece on writing a constitution as a task in a process to right the country. I don’t disagree, but having a constitution by itself is not enough. A constitution becomes unstuck if the…