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On Being An ‘Orphan’

Firstly thanks to James and Longrider for setting this all up, I was honoured to be asked, but now after seeing the list of companion authors and Luikkerland’s storming opening post, I’m now a little nervous. On The Name of…

Sweating the small stuff

In 2009 the Labour government repealed the law of seditious libel which dated from the 15thC Star Chamber. Despite that symbol of the misuse and abuse of power by the English monarchy and courts being abolished in 1641, the laws…

Fighting Crime

Stories like this: “A PUB singer is set to be quizzed by cops tonight after he was accused of “racism” for belting out the chart hit Kung Fu Fighting as two Chinese people walked past.” Are usually presented as a…

A Rebel Yell

Aah! A lovely new blog, complete with a team of talented writers and free-thinkers. I will do my very best to offer a contrary view and equally, I will do my very best to defend those views. There is some…

Atkins for Kidneys

Every day it seems a new health story hits the headlines. We have been regaled with horror stories about how salt will kill us –  while ignoring the reality that too little will do the trick nicely –  how more…

Comments

Just a quick admin note for you all. For some strange reason, WordPress is still swallowing comments. James and I will rescue them if they go into the SPAM queue. If they don't get that far, then we have no…

What alternative?

I have leaflets for ‘No to AV’ and ‘Yes to AV’ but really, what is the point of them? Voting is supposed to change something. Changing the format of the voting system won’t make a difference as long as all…

A laggard reports in.

Well, well well. This looks like an interesting venture. I have neither aperçus nor anger to offer today because I have stepped off the hamster wheel. Just for a day, while the sun is shining. This post is just a…

Zero Tolerance

Seems or police have been given their orders for the Royal Wedding and that is of zero tolerance and shoot to kill.Yes I know there are groups out there who want to disturb the wedding for their own selfish ends…

Arsene and the blame game

“I feel the players have had an outstanding attitude this season. They are not to blame. If somebody is to blame, it’s me. I pick the team.” © Mark Wadsworth, all rights reserved

And They’re Off!

Today we officially launch what started as a casual, off the cuff comment. Although we have indulged in some dithering along the way –  things have gone remarkably smoothly considering that all communication has been conducted via email and blog…

What’s in a Name?

For a project that has generated much initial enthusiasm – long may it continue – the naming of our new creation has been a little contentious. Is contentious the right word? James and I have dithered like a pair of…

Silent screams

I look on and watch silently Your every move noted Your every word memorised You don’t know I control you Yet I follow your every action Watching, waiting, silently brooding A pleasant front a harmless face You will come to…

What Shall I Vote On AV?

I’ve read all the bumf, listened to all the talk. I am by no means stupid as some of the Con’s wish to imply. So I have a pretty good grasp of the Pro’s and Con’s. And yet, and yet,…