Barbarians at the gates?

A REPORT by MPs and peers has confirmed what any sensible person has known for years, that our universities and colleges are breeding grounds for Islamic extremism. Telegraph. Islamic fundamentalism is being allowed to flourish at universities, endangering national security,…

Nine years, seven months and twenty-one days

During which time the Yanks alone have, by some estimates, spent $1,118,600,000,000, or about $317,784,091 per day, along with the lives of close on 6,000 of their servicemen and women – not to mention those of other coalition members and…

Ding Dong, The Witch is Dead

So the witch is finally dead. Which is nice. Presumably our forces –  and the Americans can now withdraw from Afghanistan, the mission now being complete. They won’t? Really? Why ever not? (Rhetorical question, no need to reply). It would…

Twitter, Twatter

A quick admin post. As requested, we’ve set up a Twitter account for Orphans –  username orphansliberty. James and I are not twitterers, so if any contributors want to go onto it to promote their articles, then get in touch…

In Which I disagree With Julia

JuliaM posted a somewhat controversial article here on Sunday. I have to say, given the theme of the site, it was rather a case of stepping into the lion’s den and I expect that she was fully expecting some flack.…

Kicking an idea around

This is an area in which I rarely venture and I’m well aware that there are those out there who are far more knowledgeable than I on the subject. A solution will need to be found so please lets avoid…

What to Do?

We’ve had both the Labour candidates and their Conservative counterparts canvassing this past few weeks in the lead up to the local council election. Which is itself interesting, as they have never bothered overmuch before. Our ward swung from Labour…

Drugs and the people

The “Righteous” have got their knickers in a twist again about a report that says illegal drug use remains a normal part of life for many people even as they settle down and approach their thirties Recreational drugs of any…

I Guess Everyone Has Their Limits…

…even on such things as freedom of speech and expression. Take the Royal Wedding, for instance. Unlike my esteemed blogging colleagues, all of whom I’ve agreed with in the past, and no doubt will do again, I’m quite happy to see the…