A shotgun in every home

In reading about Vincent Cooke, one commenter pointed out that in states where there was gun ownership, the incidences of that sort of robbery were much fewer – the game wasn’t worth the candle so much. That’s right. Here’s a…

Qualifying the obvious

The BBC continually do this in their reporting and I shouldn’t be surprised anymore but if I like others don’t constantly trip them up over this, they’ll keep on doing it. No I don’t think my efforts in this will…

Watch It And Weep…

So, Channel 4 is to launch yet another ‘fly on the wall’ series, this one focussing on an Essex school: Channel 4’s Educating Essex is the most ambitious observational television documentary yet made in a school. The “bog-standard comprehensive” (in…

And then they came for the drinkers…

Yes, drinkers, they’re coming for you now. You really should be aware of this by now, but then you really should have been aware of it long ago when the intolerance was directed at tobacco and the sound of marching…

The Hyperbole Dial Goes All The Way Up To Eleven!

Sue Marsh in CiF on the real cause of ‘disability hate crime’: There is little doubt that disability hate crime is on the rise. *sigh* Really?? A recent Equality and Human Rights Commission report concluded that “people with disabilities in…

The Salties and the Fry-Up

The salt police, it seems have our great British fry-up in their sights. But Government targets are about to put the great British breakfast under threat. Butchers and other food retailers say health diktats to reduce salt levels could ruin…

That EU Referendum

Interesting that despite this story being the most viewed, The Telegraph chose to drop it from their major featured stories within a few hours. Cameron told to call referendum on Europe or face rebellion Pretty significant headline. About time, one…

The Fall of Rome

Be not misled by the byline. This was written in 1947 by W H Auden. __________________ The piers are pummelled by the waves; In a lonely field the rain Lashes an abandoned train; Outlaws fill the mountain caves. Fantastic grow…