Tag: willing slavery

Another Helping Of Soylent Green, Anyone..?

Taxing meat to simultaneously tackle climate change and improve global health would be far less unpalatable than governments think, according to new research. Oh, really? The research, from the international affairs thinktank Chatham House and Glasgow University, involved surveys and…

Don’t Mention The (Entirely Fictional) War!

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday called on Amazon.com Inc to remove “irresponsible and offensive” subway advertisements for a new television show featuring Nazi-inspired imagery. The advertisements for “The Man in the High Castle” completely wrap the…

Thin End Of The Wedge..?

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.…

Reality On The Campaign Trail…

Emma Burnell (a campaigns and public policy professional representing Labour’s Socialist Societies, no less) gets a dose of reality: A few weeks ago, while canvassing in a marginal constituency, I knocked on the door of a man who had previously…

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!

Rebecca Schiller hyperventilates: Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale seems to have moved from fiction to prophecy, with news of a court case in England that could lead to the prosecution of women who drink alcohol while pregnant. Oh…

Oh Noes! Whatever Shall We Do?

Well, how about ‘ignore the prodnoses’ and busybodies..? A school has been rapped by an alcohol watchdog after it commssioned a beer to celebrate its centenary. So..? Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School sold the beer at a fireworks spectacular evening…