The Tesco Syndrome

Angus Dei writes: There are those who think that Tesco is the Bees jointy bits and others, like me, that think it is a giant rip off. Stephen Pollard, writing for the Torygraph, seems to think that giant multinational supermarkets…

No, really? We’re shocked. Shocked, we tell you.

Pondering The Affair of the Marred Reputation, I find myself mildly amused at the outraged clamour of the media about ‘all these appalling superinjunctions’ – and more than mildly curious about the position of some BBC top bananas. Everyone with…

Subsidising evil

Only in the weird and wonderful world of the human rights, multiculturalistic, diversity, white middle class male hating society that seems to have sprung up in the UK over the last decade or so could this sort of idiocy emerge.…

Just Say ‘No’

“The purpose of government is to secure and protect the God-given inalienable natural rights of the people. For their part, the people must obey the laws of their rulers. Thus, a sort of contract exists between the rulers and the…

Democracy? What Democracy?

As the AV referendum campaign grinds on producing "debates" that scale new heights of tedium, I reckon we are going to hear even more talk of democracy. The opposing campaigns will tell you that their preferred voting system is better…

Banks still under pressure?

The banks are supposed to get lending again, and simultaneously rebuild their cash reserves. But Bank of England statistics show that reserves are actually falling, instead. Figures for last month show that year-on-year, notes and coins in circulation increased by…

On Being An ‘Orphan’

Firstly thanks to James and Longrider for setting this all up, I was honoured to be asked, but now after seeing the list of companion authors and Luikkerland’s storming opening post, I’m now a little nervous. On The Name of…

Sweating the small stuff

In 2009 the Labour government repealed the law of seditious libel which dated from the 15thC Star Chamber. Despite that symbol of the misuse and abuse of power by the English monarchy and courts being abolished in 1641, the laws…

Fighting Crime

Stories like this: “A PUB singer is set to be quizzed by cops tonight after he was accused of “racism” for belting out the chart hit Kung Fu Fighting as two Chinese people walked past.” Are usually presented as a…

A Rebel Yell

Aah! A lovely new blog, complete with a team of talented writers and free-thinkers. I will do my very best to offer a contrary view and equally, I will do my very best to defend those views. There is some…

Is The Great Experiment A Failure?

By great experiment, I mean comprehensive education and the permissive generation: Parents have been accused of abandoning responsibility for their children at the school gates as teachers warned that pupils are turning up unprepared for lessons. Comprehensive education has been…