Dr Sean Gabb on Home Schooling

Sean Gabb has given permission for his article on homeschooling [2004] to be extensively quoted below and that is followed by a couple of recent comments on the state of play in 2011, followed by my summary on where this…

The all seeing eye

Politicians and the Police keep proclaiming that cctv makes life safer, that people feel more secure when they are being monitored, because of this there has been a major increase in the number cameras about along with the advent of…

The Royal ‘We’, Is This, Christina?

Christina Patterson on the rise of the ‘right wing’: Last week, at a literary party, I talked to a very handsome writer. “What we need,” he said, after taking a big swig of champagne, “is conviction politicians.” I wasn’t quite…

Superinjunctions are perverted

It’s a bit much to leave the girl bound and gagged after the sex session, isn’t it? Oh, and quis custodiet ipsos custodies? Perhaps Titter and Shamefacebook should switch to discussing judges’ personal lives and foibles. For example, here is the polygamous…

Banking made easy

This post was prompted by a comment somebody left on another thread, saying that if he deposits £1 in the bank, that the bank can then lend out £10. This is basic Obanomics and completely untrue, of course. Background (skip…

Franco German Drive for World Governance

The French EU Commissioner for Internal Market and Services, Vice President of the European Peoples Party and Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur, made a speech in Berlin on 9th May, 2011 setting out his dreams for world domination, which I…

Corruption and stagnation

Politics is all about power and the use of power. We elect politicians to fulfil a set of promises (aka their manifesto) in order to make our lives better or sort out a set of issues that’s currently making our…

Generic advice – 1

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”: Longrider’s latest on health fascism set me to thinking how we could ease the recycling burden if we constructed a permanent health page to replace the tree-killing repetitions of good advice in the…

Reality is for the proles

Australia has won the race to be the most feeble and subservient country on the planet by agreeing to cover all tobacco products in plain packaging, as if the colour of the packet makes any difference at all to anyone…

The NHS can cure the Country!

I was just coming up to school age when the NHS began. My first experience of its effects on society came shortly afterwards, when my Mother nearly died of double pneumonia, and was initially refused a prescription of penicillin. This…