Tag: signs of totalitarianism

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…

Collective Punishment?

Wendy Goode’s home in the Tollers Estate has been sealed up by Croydon Council, which claims it is the only way to stop abusive and antisocial behaviour against neighbours by her former live-in boyfriend Lee Norfolk. Miss Goode, 47, has…

The Moral Of The Story?

Beware social media the printed page! … during a hearing at Hull Magistrates’ Court yesterday, it emerged Miss Roberts and former head teacher Debbie Johnson – who was also accused of being involved in the conversation – had been cleared…

White Is Right!

But only when it comes to milk, of course. At least, according to Anna M Clark (president of EarthPeople, in case you were wondering. No ‘take me to your leader!’ jokes, please..): “Why are the children drinking pink milk?” asked…

A Chilling View Of Our Future?

Two former teachers who quit their jobs after posting derogatory comments on Facebook will face court. Notice that they are referred to as former teachers. After the incident, they were (rightly or wrongly) summoned for the dreaded interview without coffee…

Behold iDave’s Brand New Tory Party!

It appears to be chock full of loons: “3.1 Everyone in, or aspiring to, a position of public responsibility and everyone in a position to influence the public, including entertainers etc, should be asked to sign a voluntary pledge not…

‘We Don’t Want A Nanny State But…’

Children as young as four are recreating violent computer games in the playground because they do not realise they are make-believe, East Riding head teachers have warned. Heads are warning schools are fighting a losing battle with children staying up…

More Bonkers ‘Research’

Dr Chris Chambers, from the University of Cardiff’s School of Psychology, said the results should be viewed with ‘extreme caution’. He said: ‘We don’t know whether the drug influenced racial attitudes only or whether it altered implicit brain systems more…

A Prediction For 2012

It’s not going to be Stony Stratford that first bans smoking in the open air, or in cars, much to Cllr Bartlett’s chagrin. It’s going to be somewhere in Wales: Victoria Winckler, director of the Bevan Foundation, has added her…