Another Nail In The Coffin….

…of the ECHR? A burglar has claimed his eight-month jail term violates his human right to ‘respect’ for family life. And, just like that, yet more people wake up and say ‘Hang on, this is insanity! Why are our courts…

Immigration

The UK depends on immigration, no-one doubts that, however it’s the type of immigration that is now causing concern. When the Labour party were in power, they opened the floodgates to mass uncontrolled immigration ostensibly as Andrew Neather, a former…

Ayn Rand and the end of the world

Monday night’s BBC TV programme, “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace“, was interesting on Ayn Rand and her connection with Alan Greenspan. This was made the platform for a discussion of how President Clinton was persuaded to reverse…

“Choose” … interesting word

MSNBC In two posts, here and here, AK Haart “chooses” to discuss the English word “choose”. Semantics? Well at first it may appear so but thinking it through, perhaps it’s the underpinning of all political coercion, punishment and human behaviour…

You either love it or you hate it

Not Marmite, though of course that’s true and personally I despise it with it every fibre of my being – I’ve long since been assimilated by the Australian Borg (that’s not a Collective – THIS is a Collective) into eating…

Organised Crime…

…something we associate with East End villians, or the US Mafia. They make salacious reading, fill the true crime sections of bookstores, and provide the basis for many a blockbuster crime series. The modern reality isn’t so glamorous: When  police watched horrifying CCTV…

Plus ca change (pardon my French)

In any large organization, there is a dynamic tension between the people who focus on procedure and process, and those who concentrate on results. In times of plenty, the former group has the upper hand. It is when there is…

The Freeman Movement

I’ve been looking into the Freeman movement, ever since I found Captian Rantys blog early last year. (If you’ve not read the Captains work, shame on you. Go and read it all.) I’ll have to admit, I was never really…

Thinking of Renewing Your Insurance?

I’ve commented on this story over at my place, but thought I’d mention it here as well. ‘Pay how you drive’ is the new type of car insurance that companies are targeting at young drivers. They test how safely you…

BBC puts Eurozone Financial Assistance Debate Online

If you want to view how our politicians were outfoxed and thus sacrificed Parliament’s historic ability to control Government’s spending, the BBC have the debate on this web page: http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/house_of_commons/newsid_9494000/9494636.stm The embed code for this video has been entered here,…

The public debt swindle

Is the Government its own biggest creditor? October 15, 2010 In June the Office for Budget Responsibility forecast that the Government’s interest payments on its debts would be a whopping £43.3Billion this financial year. Part of this interest is payable…