Ebola – ‘Tis an ill wind…’

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Not everybody is mourning the Ebola crisis running out of control in Liberia. Some see a business opportunity. An ill wind blows from the small district of Lofa in Liberia. The media was delighted when they discovered that Lofa was also the place that HIV2 originated from – they were wrong as usual, but why let the […]

October 17, 2014

Freudian Slips and the Disabled.

Lord Freud was tape recorded at a fringe meeting at the Conservative Party conference during a discussion regarding those with disabilities which prevented them from doing what an employer might term ‘a full day’s pay for a full day’s work’. What he actually said was this: “Now, there is a small…there is a group, and […]

October 16, 2014

Police Bail and the Innocent.

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Cautious steps from the Home Secretary, Theresa May. She has ‘asked’ the College of Policing to ‘consider’ implementing a time limit on the length of time a suspect is allowed to be held on police bail in England and Wales. One hopes she is actually referring to the total ‘spread’ of time during which the […]

October 15, 2014

The Irish ‘Spring Water’ Revolution.

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Ireland – as famous for its freshwater lakes and rivers as it is for the soft rain which replenishes them and nourishes the verdant green hills. Surrounded by some of the best water in the world – and they are up in arms! On the point of revolution, no less. The Irish government are threatening to charge […]

October 14, 2014

What Drives a False Allegator?

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I had expected that I should have been writing a ‘Court of Protection’ story this morning, I spent the week-end bashing my head against possibly the most complex decision to ever emanate from the Court; however, the more I read, the more it turned into a learned and devastating deconstruction of a False Allegation. For those of […]

October 13, 2014

Soliloquy

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As regular visitors to this blog will know I am, of course, a fool. This foolishness is manifested in various ways, and on the whole I put up with myself and make light of my idiotic tendencies, which I suspect are often caused by what my friend Dr. F pointed out not so long ago […]

October 12, 2014

Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading and the 25-Hour News.

Raccoon intelligence from Nautilus. The Biter, bit. A Feminist finds herself on the wrong end of the new wave of politically correct allegations. Could this be an end to Miseri-lit? The Blogging world’s resident expert on viral transmission talks some common sense on Ebola. Inhale for Britain from Scarfolk. Orphans of Liberty on Guilty until […]

October 11, 2014

Where are they now? No 284 – Essex Man.

As excitable Sky journalists rush to tell us of ‘UKIPs first MP’, Douglas Carswell, I thought I’d take a look at the ‘forgotten man’ – who really was UKIPs first MP, for a brief period. Bob Spink. Funny how nobody wants to mention him today. Back in 2008, a grateful Nigel Farage welcomed Dr Bob […]

October 10, 2014

Cameron insults us all with his response to UKIP.

This is what happens when you have a Prime Minister advised by a ‘Lord Chancellor’ – now downgraded to ‘Justice Secretary’ – who isn’t a lawyer. UKIP are campaigning to see Britain withdrawing from the European Union – and the Prime Minister responds by saying he will repeal the Human Rights Act; this appears to have […]

October 9, 2014

Djinns, Dakini, Kindoki and other spooks that go Bwaa in the night…

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Back in 2011, Tim Loughton, then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, set up a round table meeting of ‘experts’. The experts sat there and told him horrific tales of witchcraft, spirit possession, demons or the devil, the evil eye or djinn’s, dakini, kindoki, ritual or muti murders and use of fear of the supernatural as used […]

October 8, 2014