Tag: Responsibility

These People Are Driving Me To Drink!

A top doctor has backed calls for a minimum price to be imposed on alcohol. Brighton and Hove director of public health Tom Scanlon said having less cheap wine, beers and spirits available would be an important step in reducing…

More Collective Punishment!

There have been calls to enforce a ban on keeping dogs in high-rise flats in the wake of a pet mauling five people in a Leith tower block. That’ll be this case, where the first cops on the scene cowered…

The Free Ride Is Officially Over!

Parents today told of their fears for affordable childcare if plans to close two council-run nurseries go ahead. Oh, dear. What a shame. No more subsidies. Parents at Treetops Children’s Centre in Willesden said they were given eight weeks to…

There oughtta be a law against it

Oh yes, a law. God forbid that we should sit down and think an important decision through rationally. That would never do, so having done something remarkably silly that we now regret we should demand that the state protect us…

Fantasy drugs policy

When blogging I’ve occasionally quoted from Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books since they’ve always been less a fantasy series and more a series of parodies of parts of the world we actually live in, and there are often bits here…

Accident Waiting To Happen….

The sun shone as children in one Oxford community headed outside to reclaim their street. Campbell Road in Cowley became the first place in the city on Wednesday to benefit from the Bristol-based Playing Out project. The scheme helps residents…

Sorry, Lincolnshire CC….

….but we have raised a generation that just won’t wait: The authority’s consultancy services manager John Monk said: “We’ve seen for ourselves quite a lot of young people walking across the crossing without looking, which is a concern. “The crossing…

A common denominator

Via the Ambush Predator. On Friday I will be attending the funeral of my friend, Mark Duggan (Ed: truly, the Funeral That Taste Forgot…). Five weeks after he was shot dead by the police in Tottenham, at last the community…

Helping reduce Islamaphobia….. not

I’d never, ever suggest that they should be banned from doing this or that free speech should be ‘lightly restrained’ in order to make that possible (though Christ knows speech in the UK is not free anyway), but what the…