Tag: culture

Truth In Advertising..?

West Mercia police has apologised for a poster campaign which an anti-rape charity called “inappropriate.” Good lord! What did it say?   Oh. Well, who could object to that? Worcestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre claimed the Safe Night…

A Country Of Emotional Incontinents..?

The ‘Guardian’ gets philosophical: If your train journey proves a little trying beware letting go of your emotions lest the live-tweeter in seat 34A reveals your misery to millions.This is what, in effect, happened to a couple who were having…

First they came for the language…

Charles Crawford has turned his fire on the Left’s attack on ‘elitist, bourgeois’ teaching of grammar. His bull’s-eye of the day is Michael Rosen. Good. I have added my pen’orth to Crawford’s blog, more or less thuswise: Michael Rosen? Would…

You Can’t Buck The Market…

When Liz Haughton opened The Park Café in Knowle West, Bristol, her vision was to create a community eatery serving wholesome and organic foods. Chips, coke and sweets were off the Daventry Road menu and replaced with dishes such as…

More Free Lunches Demanded…

All children under five in care in London should be sent a free book a month to boost their reading and prospects later in life, the Commons was being told today. Well, that’ll get rid of a few more unsold…

Strictly For The Birds…

For a few weeks now, the ‘Guardian’ has been running a series of posts under the subheading ‘The Cuts Get Personal’. Some of them have been those stories you’d expect (cuts to disability benefits, etc), but most of them, well,…

Have Books Had Their Day?

A fascinating article from Sam Leith on the changes to the books industry post-Internet age: You won’t find any shortage of people willing to pronounce the printed book doomed, arguing that the convenience and searchability of digital text and the…

Dress Codes Again…?

Following on from Longrider’s post on Harrods, I find this in a local newspaper: Female visitors to a community event were ordered to cover their shoulders by the Muslim organisers.Staff at the Noor Ul Islam Summer Fete, which took place…

Taking it from behind

A alternative history of the Earth in reverse chronological order, but lacking the wholesome triumphs of socialism and political correctness. 1945 – present day. Imperial Japan surrenders to Allied forces in the far East, the Third Reich lies in ruins…