The public debt swindle

Is the Government its own biggest creditor? October 15, 2010 In June the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast that the Government’s interest payments on its debts would be a whopping £43.3Billion this financial year. Part of this interest is payable…

Bogeymen

Click for linky Wiley Miller’s Non Sequitur nails it yet again, as does Cracked.com with a list of four reasons why instead of treating terrorists like evil masterminds and making getting on a plane ten times as big a pain…

One Ring to rule them all….

[On Tuesday, May 24th], a debate took place in parliament regarding an absolutely crucial issue for the future of the UK and the financial well-being of its citizens: Mark Reckless MP proposed an anti-bailout motion that would have been the…

Another Voice

I would like to thank everyone for the invitation to contribute, although the very libertarian tone of some of the posts makes me feel a trifle out of place. First, an introduction: I was born to a British soldier and…

A short constitutional ramble

I’ve been following a tiny news item via Captain Ranty’s site about a matter of constitutional import. Now just about every country in the Anglosphere has a legal system based on what is known as Common Law, which derives from…

Nothing going on but the paperwork

I work continental shifts, 12 hours, 2 days + 2 nights 4 on 4 off. It suits me, doesn’t suit everyone, but the fact that my weekends move around a bit means that often enough I’m off when everyone else…

No IDea

Last year the Piss Poor Policies Coalition and U-Turn Cam decided that an ID card was a bad idea. But it seems that son a of a B…..aronet (and alien reptile in disguise) George ‘Slasher’ Osborne is secretly planning to…

Self Fulfilling Prophesy

No, not the rapture thing –  we all survived that, didn’t we? Either it didn’t happen or we all got raptured together… Heaven really is a place on Earth, eh? No, it’s that super injunction thingy. The one where a…