Public Outrage Ripples On

Mark Wadsworth pointed me to this article in the Mail about Network Rail. Given my previous comments about public outrage risk, it is, I suppose, timely. My original comments were about Railtrack –  a company that ceased to exist a decade…

Sounds good in theory

there are some ideas that sound good in theory, but when put into practice don’t work so well, the NHS and “free” at the point of service healthcare being one such, after all you don’t get to be the worlds…

Leftists and falsehood

The essential naivety of the leftist He has no real choice. For a start, he grows up surrounded by the falsehoods pumped out by an elite and when he gets to university [or even in secondary school] he does this…

Unfit for purpose

I guess in the days before flight or even mass travel it was fairly easy for Her/His Majesties Customs and Excise to keep an eye on who (and what) was coming in, though judging by some of the novels of…

Will Oslo Cause A Rethink..?

Last week, council leader Liam Smith wrote to home secretary Theresa May asking her to ban “inflammatory” protests in Barking and Dagenham after an English Defence League protest against a planned mosque and community centre in Green Lane, Dagenham, escalated…

Let’s think no more about Norway

Benedikt Jóhannesson is the publisher of the Iceland Review and he has done a sort of editorial on the Norwegian massacre: How can we trust anyone? The incident in Norway shows that only one guy needs to snap and we…

Orwell Down Under

I don’t normally comment on Aussie affairs, as our esteemed colleague Down Under usually handles that so well, but another blogger’s Tweet about this case caught my eye yesterday. Broadcaster Derryn Hinch has been sentenced to five months’ home detention…

Employers, Exploitation and Liberty

In this post, I’m picking up on a theme that has run through a few discussions lately. On the subject of dress codes the discussion was about where the line is drawn across which an employer has no right to step.…