The Tabloid Hack

The press in Britain is a disgrace. It has been a disgrace for a long, long time. So, I guess, the “phone hacking”* scandal wasn’t really a surprise. As Anna Racoon points out, in one form or another this behaviour…

IDS Prague Speech 10th July 2003

This week it is eight years since the then Conservative Party Leader, Iain Duncan Smith, tried to add some coherence to his party’s position on the EU, with a speech in Prague. The reaction of Britain’s press at the time,…

Wonder what excuse they’ll use next…

It’s always nice to have your beliefs vindicated somewhat, though rest assured I know it isn’t the end game for global warming climate change climate disruption yet. Still ever since the whole business started with the 1998 controversial hockey stick…

Aha Shake Nowt Break

Oh noes, we have teh erfquakes. Click for linky We’re all going to di… oh, wait. MORE aftershocks are expected after Victoria’s south was rocked by two earthquakes, including a magnitude 4.4 tremor felt in Melbourne, more than 100km from…

Astounding blindness of the left

One thing which causes much stress is when someone who comes out with something so diametrically opposite the actual state of affairs, something we’d usually give a right old bollocking to, is actually a person we personally like, she’s a…

Right’s right, right?

A single woman living in the United Kingdom at taxpayers’ expense has delivered a baby who was conceived through IVF paid for by taxpayers. I wish the baby well. I wish its mother either paid employment or a substantial surprise legacy…

Oh, Yeah?

Iceland is jumping on the anti-smoking hysteria bandwagon. A private members bill is proposing prohibition and we know how well that one works. The idea behind Siv Fridleifsdottir’s thoroughly illiberal bill is the complete prohibition of tobacco with one exception; a…

Cue The OUTRAGE!

A businessman has been told to hire staff who speak good English… What!?! Call Trevor Phillips! Mobilise the activists, stat! …before he can sell alcohol. Oh, hang on… Bektas Kara wants to reopen York Place Convenience Store in York Place,…

Non-permitted discrimination

From the US, a story of religious discrimination. Yes, another one. Click for linky “Growing up in this country where the Bill of Rights guarantees freedom of religion, I felt let down,” Khan, now a college student studying political science,…

Permitted discrimination

We all know that we’re not allowed to discriminate against almost anyone these days, even though discrimination is, when you get right down to it, someone just making a choice. It might well be a choice that I think makes…