Close Enough For Government Work..?

A 96-year-old man has lost his appeal to get his driving licence back… and was landed with a £2,000 bill for his trouble. Edgar Parrett says he will have to sell his car to pay the charge, which covers the…

Effigies right and wrong

On Bonfire Night 2008, the Battel Bonfire Boyes torched an effigy of Sarah Palin, only one of many political effigies set on fire every year at the site of the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex. Previous targets have included…

Sean Gabb on Emma West

Quick Statement on Emma West Emma West is a white working class woman who got into an argument with some black people in a South London Tram. You can see the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i47HoiM0Au8&feature=player_embedded Miss West has now been arrested…

Climbing Aboard The Media Tiger (Pt III)

Three cheers for headteacher Ms Sylvia Stronach! Sylvia Stronach banned 120 children aged between seven and 11 years from talking in the canteen because the noise levels had been ‘horrendous‘ and made it an ‘uncomfortable place to be for both…

Climbing Aboard The Media Tiger (Pt II)

An angry mob gathered outside Jonathan Bloomfield’s home in Stanley Street, Grimsby, after footage of him abusing 18-month-old Staffordshire bull terrier Butch was posted on Facebook by a neighbour, as reported. And last Thursday, Grimsby magistrates banned him from keeping…

Climbing Aboard The Media Tiger (Pt I)

A teacher at the Ashcombe School has been criticised for comparing a deprived region of Romania to a Dorking housing estate. Oh..? Pupils were watching a video about the school’s charity work, which includes sending Christmas shoeboxes full of gifts…

Footprints and farming folk

As most sane folk know, the notion of carbon footprint was invented to provide an extraordinary degree of control over every person on Earth. All seven billion of us – we each have a carbon footprint and the UN still…

What the Righteous do after sex

Earlier today Mrs Exile and I were in the toiletries and medicines aisle of one of the main supermarkets where we noticed something that gave us one of our periodic public fits of hysterical giggles. In this particular supermarket the…