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,…

America Abandons Europe

Sixty-one years to this day since the film clip that follows was made, the US Secretary for Defence, Robert Gates, now retiring having served under  both George Bush and Barak Obama, has given notice that the US can no longer…

Compare and Contrast

It’s a bit like buses, you wait ages for one then 4 come along at once, or rather it depends on which part of the country you are in. Mail. A brave cashier managed to capture a violent mob who…

Rowan Williams; The Loyal Opposition?

An article over at CiF cemented a thought that’s been going through my mind of late. When the Archbishop of Canterbury spoke out the other day about coalition polices, it was the usual socialist guff that makes my skin crawl.…

Arab intransigence keeps the pot bubbling

Interesting article on the Arab mindset vis-a-vis Israel: In demanding the recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, Netanyahu may as well be inviting the Palestinian side, and its wider Arab context, to address three Arab myths that converge into…

Valuing Lives…

More than 400 people have signed a petition pleading for leniency in the case of a doctor found guilty of hitting and killing a pensioner while driving his sports car. He must be a hell of a doctor, given the…

Two things I have never seen.

For those of you who don’t know much about me I have a long history of working in pubs and restaurants. I don’t work in them now, I have a desk job as most of the pubs have been closed…

Cybersilliness and Poli-troughers

Think about this a moment: The history of cybernetic thinking that arose with information technologies … was generalized as a metaphor or model of all systems both natural and mechanical. The problem was that the metaphor was deeply believed by…

Abuse of the law and public inertia

Or, The State We’re In. Our current condition throws up some examples of how power crazed bureacurats are falsely charging themselves with the power to stamp on individuals who rightly stand up against bureaucracy and public service failings and challenge…