The mighty falling?

Watching the furore over the downfall and arrest of the current IMF chief with a grim smile.  Apparently this guy has had four highly placed media people covering up, obfuscating and tacitly condoning his alleged sexual misbehaviours.  First thought; he…

Conspiracy

What makes a crime? To me a crime is something that involves a victim. Interfering with a person or their property. British law also defines many victimless crimes. How about planning a crime? Is that a crime in itself? If…

The machine starts

The movement against democratic change is gathering momentum. 1. We have just seen a lying campaign against the Alternative Vote, in which it was claimed that it was all too complicated and expensive and would result in (name of political…

The Market Will Provide…

For most slimmers a visit to the local takeaway is an absolute no-no. But not if you live in Padiham, where a chippy has started serving up dishes for dieters alongside fish and chips. What?! Is this some new council…

Duty

Inflation is on the rise, no doubt you’re already aware of it, but it seems a good place to start this with a statement of the obvious. Mail. Families at ‘breaking point’ as bills jump £54 a week in just…

Short bites on the State

In a post by Tyson Durden, at Zero Hedge, various commenters had these things to say about the State: One In its most idealised form, the state is the protector of the people and the great equaliser between the haves…

It’s All For Your Own Good

Arizona is planning to fine fat people who don’t do as Nanny says. It’s all to do with costs, they say. And fat people cost the state money. At present, it is welfare claimants who are in the firing line…

Robin Hood does not belong in Government.

Few children in Britain can help but be aware of the legend of Robin Hood. Fewer still can have failed but to have been rooting for Robin, Maid Marion and all the Merry Men of Sherwood Forest in their daring…