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Valuing Lives: Postscript

Well, the sentence has been handed down, according to the ‘Echo’, and as promised, here’s the result: A GP will spend two years behind bars for hitting and killing a pensioner in his sports car while his eyesight was “severely…

”Can you tell what it is yet?”

The former leader of a paedophile ring has become the first person to be jailed for making drawings of children being raped. Yes. Drawings. Not actual children, just sketches. Am I the only one to think this is utter madness?…

Budget Crisis? What Budget Crisis?

Hundreds of thousands of families are to be visited by travel advisers who will tell them to stop driving their cars. Armed with bus timetables and cycle route maps, they will knock on doors and lecture on the need for…

Points Mean Prizes!

Hundreds of schools have driven up the amount they will be paid under the Government’s “pupil premium” initiative – designed to “reward” them for taking poorer children – by encouraging parents to apply for free school meals (FSM) for their…

“Feed the birds, tuppence a bag…”

Ooooh, that Mary Poppins! She’s cruising for a hefty fine! Leaflets are to be sent to every house in Portsmouth telling people not to feed pigeons and seagulls. Portsmouth City Council’s environment department has come up with the scheme as…

Dress Codes Again…?

Following on from Longrider’s post on Harrods, I find this in a local newspaper: Female visitors to a community event were ordered to cover their shoulders by the Muslim organisers.Staff at the Noor Ul Islam Summer Fete, which took place…

Rent-Seeking Defending

Claire Sandbrook is a busy girl; an authorised high court enforcement officer, a former under sheriff of Surrey, chief executive of Shergroup and the author of a number of books on civil enforcement matters under her belt, she’s now worried…

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,…

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…