Tag: the State

Good News For Winston Smith?

The government is to review the effectiveness of children’s homes in England amid growing criticism of the number of vulnerable children who are allowed to go missing or run away. Whitehall sources said ministers were preparing to rethink the role…

‘We Don’t Want A Nanny State But…’

Children as young as four are recreating violent computer games in the playground because they do not realise they are make-believe, East Riding head teachers have warned. Heads are warning schools are fighting a losing battle with children staying up…

Hey, Since You Like Collective Punishment So Much…

A senior city councillor has claimed officers are vetting every letter he writes to constituents. Conservative group leader John Fareham said he was “astonished” to discover non-political letters about issues such as parking signs were being checked by the council’s…

Moving Those Goalposts….

Children are still exposed to the same level of junk food advertising despite tighter regulations, research suggests. Eh? Are companies breaching the regulations, then? Newcastle University academics said 6.1% of adverts seen by children were about junk food before the…

It’s The Fourth Emergency Service!

Tube engineers will be rushed across London by police cars with their sirens blaring in a bid to keep trains moving… Whoa, steady on! I mean, yes, Tube breakdowns are annoying, but really, should we go this far? Well, we…

Better Order More Kleenex For The Council Chambers!

Solicitors representing the Lap Dancing Association are arguing with Bournemouth council on what makes a performance ‘lewd’ or ‘stimulating’. Well, I guess it depends… Jeffrey Green Russell say the council’s current conditions, which will regulate For Your Eyes Only, Spearmint…

How Many Nudists Frolic With A Hoe…

…in an English country garden? Well, at least one: A keen naturist who loves gardening in the nude will stand trial for ‘outraging public decency’ after neighbours complained about seeing him naked. Well, stop looking! It is, after all, his…

The Elites Are Scared…

…and what they’re scared of is the public deciding that, since the police service they pay for isn’t up to the job, they better do it themselves: … the broom-wielders of Clapham have not been the only manifestation of the…

‘Watch The Birdie!’

…but don’t, whatever you do, watch the men dealing with the birdies! Hertfordshire police officers told a photographer he would could be sued thousands of pounds for taking picturesof his neighbour’s garden.Simon Richardson took pictures of Department for Environment, Food…