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Childraising In The Internet Generation…

May 20, 2015 3 Comments
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Dear Virginia, My daughter, who is 10, made a stupid joke on Twitter the other day and now she’s very upset because lots of people at school have been tweeting back saying she’s stupid and even worse. She’s apologised for it, but it doesn’t make any difference. I’ve told her just to ignore it but she says she can’t and she’s crying all the time and won’t eat. I’m so…

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Why Do Progressives Hate Real Progress..?

May 12, 2015 6 Comments
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When construction on New York City’s famous High Line began in 2006, the project to turn a remnant of the industrial age into a post-industrial garden and tourist attraction appeared innovative, but potentially very risky. Indeed so. And now it’s a fantastic success and everyone is happ… Oh. I forgot. Of course, they aren’t: In fact, having finally opened in 2009, the High Line is now suffering from its own…

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Thin End Of The Wedge..?

April 15, 2015 7 Comments
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Applying to roles deemed “safety-critical”, a host of employees from lorry drivers to binmen and lollipop ladies are being checked using breathalysers and swipes of their skin. Failure or refusal to take a test is regarded as a disciplinary matter. Yes, well, we wouldn’t want to see a lollipop lady roll out of control and crush a few kiddies, would we? Say…are they now saying that was what happened in…

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Airbrushing The Past…

March 14, 2015 5 Comments
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…because of hurt feelings: When the government called on them to leave their homes and fight overseas in two world wars, the men of Greenwood answered – black and white alike. And when they fell in battle they were remembered on two separate lists, divided on racial lines. Now, 70 years on, that segregated memorial is at the centre of a controversy that has again divided the South Carolina town.…

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An Army Of …. What?

March 10, 2015 11 Comments
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Plumbers, heating engineers and meter installers should alert the authorities when they visit a “dangerously cold home” in order to help reduce the toll of winter deaths, new NHS guidelines say. Because the news that your gas fitter or plumber might be spying on your living arrangements for the government isn’t of any consequence, is it? It’s to help, you see. David Sloan, co-chair of the Nice committee which developed…

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Gawd, I Knew It’d All Be Someone Else’s Fault…

February 26, 2015 21 Comments
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Humaira Patel on the Muslim schoolgirls: The question we find ourselves asking is short, but important: why? Why are they thought to be going to join a terrorist group in Syria when life is so much better in the UK? Well, that’s not the question I’m asking – I’m asking ‘How big a plane would I need to charter so they can take other like-minded idiots with them?’ They were…

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No, Stefano, A ‘Revolution’ Is Manifestly Not What Is Required…

February 24, 2015 12 Comments
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Last week, we were informed, in an “earnest attack”, by Public Health England that supermarkets need to keep the spring flower away from the fruit and veg sections, because people are mistaking daffodil bulbs for onions. And, no, it’s not April 1. It ought to be! Apparently, some 63 people have suffered from daffodil poisoning over the past six years alone. That’s…10 a year? Totally statistically insignificant. Professor Paul Cosford,…

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There’s A Lot Of These ‘Unbalanced Individuals’ About, Isn’t There?

February 8, 2015 3 Comments
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Three French soldiers on anti-terror patrol were stabbed outside the offices of a Jewish radio station in Nice today. None of the soldiers were seriously hurt. Their attacker was seized by two tram workers and was in custody today. What’s the point of an anti-terror patrol that’s unarmed? Why isn’t the attacker face down in the street, bleeding out? The incident was being treated provisionally as a terrorist attack but…

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Coming Soon To Streets Near You..!

February 1, 2015 4 Comments
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Police officers who can’t run fast enough to catch a cold, but are wonderfully diverse! Unfit police officers could be allowed to take a graded stroll on a treadmill instead of a gruelling bleep test under news plans being considered. And if they can’t pass that, what’ll be the new option? Just standing still for a few minutes? Breathing? Assistant Chief Constable Rob Price, leader of the national fitness working…

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The Abolition Of Justice In The UK…

January 30, 2015 23 Comments
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At the police and the Crown Prosecution Service’s first joint initiative on rape, prosecutors said they had established an emerging pattern of behaviour where rapists constructed “false narratives” after the crime. One technique described involved rapists contacting victims the next day, sometimes by text or social media, thanking them for a sexual encounter. Defendants can try to rely on such messages should there be a trial. So, chaps, did you…

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Do You Understand The Phrase ‘TMI’, Rose..?

January 28, 2015 17 Comments
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I’m on my period today. It’s day four so I’m barely bleeding, but I’m still wearing a sanitary pad. On day two – usually my heaviest bleeding day – I had to use four sanitary pads. When I went to the gym I also used a tampon as I was worried about leaking in my gym shorts. Still, I’ve only had to take one codeine tablet this month, plus a…

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Why Does Anyone Listen To These People?

December 28, 2014 11 Comments
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Video games are one of the most vibrant cultural forms of the 21st century – but they have an image problem. *sighs* Guess who? The industry is seen as a boys’ club, a production line of games written by young men, predominantly aimed at young men. Even though independent studios are making more diverse content than ever, gaming culture is dominated by male voices. Is there nothing the joyless progressives…

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I Think They’ve Seen The Writing On The Wall In Germany…

December 14, 2014 14 Comments
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A new type of anti-immigration protest is sweeping across Germany, as thousands take to the streets against what they say is the growing “Islamisation” of the country. How absurd? What’s the German for ‘We welcome this addition to our diverse culture’ again? The new protests, which began in the city of Dresden in the former East Germany, feature no neo-Nazi slogans and have nothing to do with the traditional far…

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I Think They’ve Seen The Writing On The Wall In Sweden…

December 12, 2014 14 Comments
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The Swedish way of politics has often been put forward as a role model for other countries. Almost everyone has heard about the Swedish model of fair wealth redistribution, proper budget policies, a welfare state with good benefits, and a large public sector. … The government collapsed after the far-right extremists of the Sweden Democrats party voted against their proposed budget, to make a point about their liberal immigration policies…

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I Know There’s No Crying In Baseball…

December 10, 2014 3 Comments
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…but I didn’t think there was no political expression in football: The SNP politician was asked to respond to an incident at Tynecastle stadium before Sunday’s Hearts vs Celtic match. It was put to Mr Mason that a fan wearing a t-shirt with “Free Palestine” across it was questioned by police. He said: “I think that guy probably knew he shouldn’t be wearing that inside a football stadium. “We should…

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