My parents are, like me and so many of my Sisters here at THE CONVENT, most mild of manner and demeanour. But unlike me they are in their eighties, though in blessed good health.Continue reading →
Philip Salter at the Adam Smith Institute laments the lack of French taught in schools, and attributes this to schools preferringContinue reading →
It was not only MPs who were casualties ofContinue reading →
Itâll keep you awake at night Dave,
Itâll make never ending unreasonable demands,
In years to come when you want its support, itâll announce that it has to go off and âfind itselfâ,
Youâll spend years clearing up the mess it makes,
ItContinue reading →
Cadaver dogs perform a grim but essential task â locating the presence of human remains, even minute particles of human remains. In America, the cadaver dogs first achieved national recognition in the aftermath of 9/11,Continue reading →
Spare a thought for Mrs Blunt today, and the little Blunts. Whatever she feels like, whatever she really thinks, despite the public utterances to friends and family, despite the carefully chosen expression, she starts today firmly in a closetContinue reading →
As the results start to trickle out of the Total Politics rankings for 2010, the inevitable carping and whining commences as to how unfair it is that the âsame peopleâ always appear at the top, how it is anContinue reading →
Coalition partners resort to violence.
Liberal-Democrat councillor Christine James has been charged with assault and will appear in Weymouth Magistrateâs Court on September 9th.
Feeling are running high amongst the tribal ground force. Passions inflamedContinue reading →
Are you mad ! I heard your pretty little speech about âan innocent man has nothing to fear from an English Court âon Radio 4, but you have been out of the CountryContinue reading →
Over at Righteous Central, aka the British Medical Journalâs sidekick âTobacco Controlâ, they are beside themselves with excitement.
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I have been chewing on the rump of Ed Ballsâ Frankfurtian neo-Marxist âinterdisciplinary social theoryâ empire overnight. I donât recommend it â tough, chewy, and humourless. I fell down a rabbit hole marked Quango Central, and itContinue reading →
We have had some cracking redefinitions of the infamous crime of Rape recently. These cases may be increasing the Police rate of detection of a crime where it can be notoriously difficult to find the perpetrator, but they willContinue reading →
I have been to some very hot places in my life. The absolute hottest was a flying visit to Kuwait City shortly after the first Desert Storm. ThereContinue reading →
Much-Slagging-In-The-Media is a curious village.
It has a language of its own, words such as âpovertyâ, âdiscriminatedâ, and âprogressiveâ which have a meaning unsuspected in the real world outside the village boundary.
It hasContinue reading →
Congratulations to David and Samantha Cameron â delivered of a fine 6lb 1oz baby girl at the Truro Hospital whilst they were on holiday.Continue reading →
Unlike many of the good readers of this blog, I have a passing interest in prurient matters. Not intimately, you understand, as such days are farContinue reading →
In 1987, a group of geneticists published a surprising study in the journal Nature. Those researchers examined the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) taken from 147 people across all of todayâs major racial groups. Even more impressive,Continue reading →
70 years ago this week, Winston Churchill made his famous speech immortalising the words âNever in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.â He did so toContinue reading →
I need to start this off by saying that I really donât believe in man-made climate change. I quite firmly believe that the climate changes, but IContinue reading →
The one thing about Nations and the elites that rule them is that they like to emphasise their unending continuity, the truth is somewhat different. Most âNationsâ are fairly tenuous and of very short lived duration.
OurContinue reading →
What follows may not seem to have any relevance to you at the moment. It may appear to be of merely academic interest.
However, are you quite sure that your life path is one that accordsContinue reading →
â¦where people, in their everyday lives, in their homes, in their neighbourhoods, in their workplaceâ¦
â¦donât always turn to officials, local authorities or central government forContinue reading →
Another day brings us another nimble U-turn from the âCoalition of the Willing (to be just as bad as Labour)â. In opposition, everyone was vehemently against Labourâs plans toContinue reading →