Random Thoughts on the NoW Scandal

I was idly chatting to a neighbour this morning and the inevitable phone hacking came up in the conversation. As I pointed out to her, the eavesdropping on voicemails was but one drop in a very dirty ocean of malevolent…

Dress Codes Again…?

Following on from Longrider’s post on Harrods, I find this in a local newspaper: Female visitors to a community event were ordered to cover their shoulders by the Muslim organisers.Staff at the Noor Ul Islam Summer Fete, which took place…

Let’s get writing on this Constitution

Revolution Harry wrote: Here’s the first question. Do we want a democracy, a republic, a monarchy (I hope not) or something else? First up, there’s not a bad article hereabout this question: These two forms of government: Democracy and Republic,…

Sustainability

No, not the idiocy of the governments green energy policies, but pensions, particularly pensions in the public sector. Over the years I’ve been in various pension schemes run by various employers, it’s a bit of a nuisance as I’ve moved…

Yes, Even S&M Dungeons Aren’t Immune To H&S…

When fire safety officers visited Scarlett’s they were shocked by the potential deathtrap conditions, a court heard yesterday. Scarlett’s is the sort of place where the services are very, ummm, ‘specialist’ indeed. But it wasn’t the manacles and chains that…

Bloody Vikings…

… is what we’re thinking of calling our first child, partly because we like Monty Python and partly to take the mickey out of Denmark, Sweden and Iceland, all of which have laws governing what you can name a child. Obviously not…

Thoughts on Success

Over at EUReferendum, Richard North mentions us in passing. James was concerned about the negative implications of the following paragraph: On the other hand, organising the independents makes herding cats look like a gentle stroll, while the one recent attempt…

Reasons to be cheerful

Richard North put up a post about megablogs yesterday and part of it said: On the other hand, organising the independents makes herding cats look like a gentle stroll, while the one recent attempt seems to be going nowhere. The…