Education

Not all of us in higher education are raving left-wing idealogues with an axe to grind. Some of us actually care about the subjects that we are teaching, and would like some respect for that. This view is very nicely…

Douglas Carswell – an Enigma?

When asked to name an MP who believes in independence from the EU and small government, encapsulating the ability of local people to decide how their own society should function, most people with only a passing interest in politics would,…

And Clearly, The Judge Has No Brain Activity…

A drug trafficker caught carrying heroin only days after being freed from prison has been spared a return to jail – because he has no heartbeat. OMG! Zombie drug dealers! The ‘Daily Mail’ will go berserk… Jonathan Hibbs, 36, has…

Dying for the toilet

Or almost dying, anyway. Meet Michelle Egglestone of Ballarat, a town in regional Victoria an hour or so west of Melbourne. Going for a quick number one could have killed her and in fact did inflict some pretty horrific injuries.…

Spot the difference

There are those who claim that a payment only counts as ‘tax’ if it is paid to the government and dismiss my notion that there is such a thing as ‘privately collected tax’. So can anybody tell me what the…

Hard Realities…

…Diane Bamber needs to heed them: The so-called ‘shield run’ involves officers covering a distance of 500 metres in less than two minutes, 45 seconds while wearing full riot gear and carrying a shield. But when Inspector Diane Bamber, 51,…

Cameron’s blown it

But then you knew that, didn’t you? Cameron blew it in Opposition when the Conservatives proved weak and ineffective and he blew it again in the General Election by seeking consensus with other Parties to the detriment of Conservative policies.…

The Verdant Lawns of England

Like many English gardens, mine has a nice green lawn –  small though it is. I mow it regularly and ensure that it is watered occasionally. I don’t have to water it often as there is enough of the stuff…

Will Milliband drop Balls?

The Telegraph”s revelations about Ed Balls” association with Brown have left the label “toxic” firmly affixed to Labour”s favourite thug. What”s worse, the party Leader, who needs to be above party factionalism, has got his fingerprints all over the fringes…

A One-Way Conversation…

Zohra Moosa (women’s rights adviser at ActionAid UK) in CiF: There was a great turn-out last night at the pro-choice meeting that Jess McCabe and Sunny Hundal organised. The discussion was wide-ranging, with some excellent speaking from Diane Abbott MP,…