Dress Codes and Discrimination Law

I am a man with long hair. Not so long as it used to be –  a decade ago it was down to my waist. these days, I keep it trimmed to shoulder length. For most of my life, my long…

Pulling together towards disaster

I repeat below an Ironies Too post, from 2009, as its message is even more apt today! I followed this posting up, just over a week later, on the 800th anniversary of the Cambridge University, with another posting which concluded…

There is only one culture in our schools

Those of a certain age may recall the uniformity of appearance that school pupils were constrained to adopt in years past.  Perhaps, like me, you were paraded for inspection once a week and the polish of your shoes, the shortness…

You Mean, They Didn’t Already Do This?

A police scheme which uses anonymised A&E data to work out crime hotspots in Cardiff has been so successful it is to be rolled out across the country. Officers have cut the number of violent incidents, from fist fights to…

Being coy about anti-Semitism

There’s an article on the “This is Leicestershire” website about anti-Semitism, it tells a sorry tale about the ongoing campaign to drive the small Jewish community out of that once prosperous city. Yet oddly enough the article manages to tell…

How Do Schools Have Time For This?

More than 2,000 schoolchildren chanted and waved banners as they took to the streets in a march against dangerous drivers this morning. Pupils from Mill Hill, Hendon, Cricklewood, Edgware and North Finchley were among tens of thousands of youngsters across…

Fighting back

It’s looking increasingly likely that the ridiculous plain tobacco packaging plan is going to happen in Australia – coming to a country near YOU soon – but it’s also having a positive effect in that people and businesses are at…

President Bachmann?

Never underestimate the power of a pretty woman to divide and [sometimes] conquer. Segie was a case in point. The greatest barriers to a woman getting to the N1 spot include: 1. Perception as a lightweight. This is not helped…

”If we could talk to the animals….”

…it’d be a horrific abuse of their rights. Apparently…. Monkey World director Dr Alison Cronin has launched a stinging attack on the research of a visiting American academic and has urged students in the south to boycott her lecture. *gets…

Orphans of Liberty down

From last evening until this morning, Orphans was experiencing problems. It began with a refusal to allow even us into pages without the appropriate certificate and then this morning just crashed. We have started up a parallel or back-up site…