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 →
Monthly Archives: August 2010
Savez-vous que vous parlez très mal français?
Philip Salter at the Adam Smith Institute laments the lack of French taught in schools, and attributes this to schools preferringContinue reading →
Student Grant-ed Millions.
It was not only MPs who were casualties ofContinue reading →
iDave’s new baby….
It’ll keep you awake at night Dave,
It’ll make never ending unreasonable demands,
In years to come when you want its support, it’ll announce that it has to go off and ‘find itself”,
You’ll spend years clearing up the mess it makes,
ItContinue reading →
The ‘infallible’ sniffer dogs….
Cadaver dogs perform a grim but essential task – 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 →
Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading.
In praise of real women.
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 →
A great day for British liberty
Today is a great day for British liberty, values and traditions. Today should have been marked by a protest march by the increasingly blatantly bigoted “English Defence League” and a counter-protest by the always blatantly violent,Continue reading →
The Daily Telegraph’s xenophobia continues unabated.
Pensioner told her electrical safety report would be written in Polish.
Stella Sheen, 70, said two Polish workmen arrived at her homeContinue reading →
Links and Blogrolls and Rankings and all that.
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 ‘same people’ always appear at the top, how it is anContinue reading →
Con-Dem partnerships can be tricky……
Coalition partners resort to violence.
Liberal-Democrat councillor Christine James has been charged with assault and will appear in Weymouth Magistrate’s Court on September 9th.
Feeling are running high amongst the tribal ground force. Passions inflamedContinue reading →
Asil meets his Nadir.
Are you mad ! I heard your pretty little speech about ‘an innocent man has nothing to fear from an English Court ‘on Radio 4, but you have been out of the CountryContinue reading →
Population zero, but it has a Government of four, a Fabian Paradise.
I read about Ellen MacArthur’s trip to South Georgia last Sunday so I thought I would have a look at the delights of South Georgia on line today. I was amazed to find that this proud little island,Continue reading →
The Righteous target the Internet.
Over at Righteous Central, aka the British Medical Journal’s sidekick ‘Tobacco Control’, they are beside themselves with excitement.
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Don’t put your daughter in the nursery Mr Cameron…..
I have been chewing on the rump of Ed Balls’ Frankfurtian neo-Marxist ‘interdisciplinary social theory’ empire overnight. I don’t recommend it – tough, chewy, and humourless. I fell down a rabbit hole marked Quango Central, and itContinue reading →
A rape by any other name……
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 →
315 degrees Celsius
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 →
Willetts Woolly Waffle.
Much-Slagging-In-The-Media is a curious village.
It has a language of its own, words such as ‘poverty’, ‘discriminated’, and ‘progressive’ which have a meaning unsuspected in the real world outside the village boundary.
It hasContinue reading →
It’s a bit late, isn’t it?
I see that Sir Ian Gilmore, outgoing President of the Royal College of Physicians, has bravely decided to say something useful upon his resignation:
Decriminalising drugContinue reading →
Congratulations to David and Samantha Cameron – delivered of a fine 6lb 1oz baby girl at the Truro Hospital whilst they were on holiday.Continue reading →
Stealing our language
Once upon a time, when the Righteous were known as one track minded, Fair-isle sweater wearing anal retentives with a curious nasal whine who should be avoided at all costs, there lived anContinue reading →
Not much acumen on display here
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 →
Kissing Cousins – the Mate Debate.
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 today’s major racial groups. Even more impressive,Continue reading →
Fighting ‘them’ on the Sandwell.
70 years ago this week, Winston Churchill made his famous speech immortalising the words ‘Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.’ He did so toContinue reading →
Saturday Evening Posts Worth Reading.
Make mine a double!
I need to start this off by saying that I really don’t believe in man-made climate change. I quite firmly believe that the climate changes, but IContinue reading →
Let’s Break Up!
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 ‘Nations’ are fairly tenuous and of very short lived duration.
OurContinue reading →
Free Will, Autonomy, and Totalitarian Instincts.
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 →
The Big Society is working well isn’t it?
The Big Society is about a huge culture change…
…where people, in their everyday lives, in their homes, in their neighbourhoods, in their workplace…
…don’t always turn to officials, local authorities or central government forContinue reading →
Another day brings us another nimble U-turn from the “Coalition of the Willing (to be just as bad as Labour)”. In opposition, everyone was vehemently against Labour’s plans toContinue reading →