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Dreamers…

Peter Robinson on those irritating little things that are sent to try us… Once the transaction is complete, then comes the receipt. (And, in the case of WH Smith, numerous vouchers.) Would you ever return a coffee? How about a…

Get ‘em Young…

It’s a frequent theme in libertarian and right wing circles (pooh-poohed, of course, by the progressives) that the long march through our institutions is coming to fruition. This chilling little article in the ‘Guardian’ shows you just how deep the…

Economic Reality: The Novel

Weep! Weep for the authors! Ever since the credit crunch of 2008 writers have been tightening belts, cutting back and, in extreme cases, staring into an abyss of penury. Just like…everyone else? Yes, I believe so. Why should they be…

Pointless Gestures, For The Children!

A council has banned new takeaway businesses from opening near secondary schools before 5pm on weekdays. Town hall bosses say they have acted to protect youngsters as some single meals from takeaways can contain almost an entire calories allowance for…

Sorry, Helena, But The Judges Have Spoken…

Helena Kennedy (Labour peer) spouts off: Our riled security services’ transparent intimidation and interference with Miranda is shocking. But it’s also important that we use his case to shed light on the murky everyday reality of schedule 7. The power…

They Are On The Run!

The NHS delayed for at least six months a controversial plan to share data from people’s medical records on Tuesday following concerns from doctors and patients’ groups, acknowledging there was insufficient public confidence in the scheme. Well done to the…

Hitting The Ground Running On The Most Important Things…

…that’s the newly-formed National Crime Agency: The National Crime Agency has issued a warning … About terrorism? Drugs? Fraud? … to users of “hook-up” apps like Grindr that they must take responsibility for checking the people they meet are above…

Hey, If You’ve Nothing To Hide…

The National Union of Students is unhappy that we aren’t more ‘welcoming’ to foreign students, apparently: Figures show PhD students are most likely to feel unwelcome (65.8 per cent) with those from Japan (64.5 per cent), Nigeria (62.8 per cent)…

Officer Krupke Could Not Be Reached For Comment…

Camila Batmanghelidjh again… *sighs* In pursuit of greater discipline, the education secretary, Michael Gove, this week advocated tougher sanctions: the picking up of litter and the writing of lines as punishment. … His concerns are legitimate. Pupil violence is manifesting itself…

Maybe You Should Have Checked Out A Book On Property Rights?

An Oxford college has been accused of cultural vandalism after a pop-up library was allegedly destroyed and thousands of donated books left strewn in the street. Well, if they were all copies of ’50 Shades Of Grey’, no harm done……