How Victimhood Poker Destroys Lives…

Najeeb Nazir and city councillor Mohammad Aslam were ordered to pay £12,000 two years ago to a woman who claimed she had been a victim of sexual and racial discrimination. But now, in a dramatic U-turn following an appeal, the…

The Inconvenient Anniversary…

Jonathan Freedland thinks it’s time we all put 9/11 behind us: When the artist Art Spiegelman told his story of 9/11 in a graphic novel, he called it In the Shadow of No Towers. It was an arresting thought, the…

WTC7 ten years after

NIST not only got it’s science wrong but according to David Chandler, member of the American Association of Physics Teachers, it also did so fraudulently. Let’s not bother, at this point, with pundits who sweep in, say they couldn’t be…

Remembering those important dates

* Bad language warning: in this post I live up to my name and include a Penn & Teller clip – the F-bomb will be dropped * This weekend marks a date we’ll all be expected to remember. The papers…

Obstacles to perception [3]

Part 2 is here. Part 3 concerns the next stage in the nobbling of society. The truly dastardly things which are done are done behind closed doors, by faceless men and women, with bureaucratic penstrokes.  A little change here, a…

A Taste of Direct Democracy – or Not

The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed the badge in the sidebar linking to an e-petition on the smoking ban. E-petitions seem to be the flavour of the month at the moment. The more cynical among us are skeptical about…

It’s still not justice

I blogged not so long ago about a 72 year old florist being arrested for stabbing and killing someone who was trying to rob his shop. Well after one and a half months he’s finally had the charges dropped. BBC.…

Who said that? Oh. Well, OK, then.

The Telegraph’s Alexis Dormany is suspicious of people like your humble servant who are anonymous on the web, behind noms de plume. Very… unsettling. He is torn between castigating megacorps for wanting to know everything about their customers and damning the…