Tag: Personal Freedom

Coming Soon, To A Police Farce Near You?

The police should be given greater powers to hack into private computers in their efforts to combat cyber crime, according to a concept briefing for parliament… What..?! … by justice minister Ivo Opstelten. Oh. Whew! No need to worry that…

You Can’t Argue With Success….

Yet more #firstworldproblems: The debut of Lego Friends, featuring a more prominent use of pink than your typical Lego fan would be used to, drew criticism from some consumer groups who said it would reinforce gender stereotypes. As well as…

The bansturbators latest attack on liberty

Imagine prohibiting cigarette sales to people born after 2000. Phasing out tobacco will stop the next generation taking up smoking. Actually I’d be surprised if this is really new and hasn’t been bandied around nannying and anti-tobacco circles previously, but…

Nannies torturing logic

Read this quote carefully as there may be questions later. Mental Health Minister Helen Morton said as there was no evidence to prove that even small amounts of alcohol were not healthy for pregnant women, no alcohol was the best…

Moving Those Goalposts….

Children are still exposed to the same level of junk food advertising despite tighter regulations, research suggests. Eh? Are companies breaching the regulations, then? Newcastle University academics said 6.1% of adverts seen by children were about junk food before the…

What the Righteous do after sex

Earlier today Mrs Exile and I were in the toiletries and medicines aisle of one of the main supermarkets where we noticed something that gave us one of our periodic public fits of hysterical giggles. In this particular supermarket the…