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I shall dine on Mince and slices of Quince…

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For Ms Raccoon is putting to sea in a pea-green boat. Or maybe it’s not the boat that will be pea-green but Ms Raccoon. We shall see. I have thrown caution to the wind, and signed up to crew on the Lord Nelson, a 55 metre square rigged ‘tall ship’, that has just returned from the […]

June 21, 2015

When is a Lie not a Lie?

Part One – When is a Lie not a Lie. Andy Coulson emerged from the Edinburgh High Court his old confident self. “This prosecution was always wrong. I didn’t lie and the prosecution, in my view, was a gross waste of public money.” The headline “Coulson – I didn’t lie” had its boots on and […]

June 4, 2015

The Palliasse with the Ass on top…!

Even in the US, the land of the American dream, it can be hard to make your mark on the world when you come from humble beginnings. Palliasse was of just such humble origins, from the wrong side of the Mall. He was a palliasse of colour, light blue to be exact; crudely described as ‘thick’ […]

May 29, 2015

Up Close and Personal with the NHS.

Ms Raccoon has been back studying the NHS at close quarters. What a fascinating animal it is. It reminds me of Windows 8 for some obscure reason – a bulk package which drains the lifeblood out of its host, but produces very little of value to you, you have to take it on faith that the […]

April 24, 2015

We’ve become a False Allegation Society.

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A year ago, the head of the NSPCC’s sexual abuse programmes, Jon Brown, claimed that: Deliberately false or malicious accusations {against teachers} are rare […] I know many teachers, especially men, are petrified of false allegations and the damage it could do to their career, but the statistics do not back this up. Today we […]

March 31, 2015

Living in Fear of the Clap.

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Feminism and Twitter are unhappy bedfellows. Twitter is not best suited as ‘a space where Feminists can safely explore intersectionality’, a term first coined by the US Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw to describe the differing oppression your average vulnerable female can experience as a result of race, gender, class, or ability. In fact, should you feel yourself […]

March 27, 2015

No Sex Please, We’re British Neighbours.

Those souls who take the Bible to bed with them, have long pondered the conundrum of where precisely did Cain’s wife appear from? Logically (and who else but I would even dare to put logic and the Bible in the same sentence?) she had to be from the same loins as him, or at least from the […]

February 26, 2015

The Sunday Post: A Nation Groomed?

I was recently pondering why I feel so alienated and apart from society. It was only more or less just ten years ago that I was still attending mainstream nightclubs, under my own volition, without feeling as if I was visiting another planet. It’s just over seven years since I made the decision to study law […]

December 14, 2014

Politically Correct Policing

  There’s possibly a whole generation out there now who think Politically Correct Policing all started in Britain in about 1999 when the McPherson Report was published. Well, I’ve got news for those punks. Politically correct cops had been with us since the 1970’s and for a while it seemed like you couldn’t be a […]

November 16, 2014

The Ill-liberal.

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When I was growing up I was always reading in newspapers and magazines that everyone could remember exactly where they were and exactly what they were doing the day President Kennedy was shot in Dallas, in 1963. Although alive, I cannot recall my whereabouts at all. This was because I was only a child. I’m […]

October 21, 2014