Sweating the small stuff

In 2009 the Labour government repealed the law of seditious libel which dated from the 15thC Star Chamber. Despite that symbol of the misuse and abuse of power by the English monarchy and courts being abolished in 1641, the laws…

Fighting Crime

Stories like this: “A PUB singer is set to be quizzed by cops tonight after he was accused of “racism” for belting out the chart hit Kung Fu Fighting as two Chinese people walked past.” Are usually presented as a…

A Rebel Yell

Aah! A lovely new blog, complete with a team of talented writers and free-thinkers. I will do my very best to offer a contrary view and equally, I will do my very best to defend those views. There is some…

Is The Great Experiment A Failure?

By great experiment, I mean comprehensive education and the permissive generation: Parents have been accused of abandoning responsibility for their children at the school gates as teachers warned that pupils are turning up unprepared for lessons. Comprehensive education has been…

Atkins for Kidneys

Every day it seems a new health story hits the headlines. We have been regaled with horror stories about how salt will kill us –  while ignoring the reality that too little will do the trick nicely –  how more…

Comments

Just a quick admin note for you all. For some strange reason, WordPress is still swallowing comments. James and I will rescue them if they go into the SPAM queue. If they don't get that far, then we have no…

What alternative?

I have leaflets for ‘No to AV’ and ‘Yes to AV’ but really, what is the point of them? Voting is supposed to change something. Changing the format of the voting system won’t make a difference as long as all…

A laggard reports in.

Well, well well. This looks like an interesting venture. I have neither aperçus nor anger to offer today because I have stepped off the hamster wheel. Just for a day, while the sun is shining. This post is just a…

Zero Tolerance

Seems or police have been given their orders for the Royal Wedding and that is of zero tolerance and shoot to kill.Yes I know there are groups out there who want to disturb the wedding for their own selfish ends…

Arsene and the blame game

“I feel the players have had an outstanding attitude this season. They are not to blame. If somebody is to blame, it’s me. I pick the team.” © Mark Wadsworth, all rights reserved