I was writing this as a reply to Glad, but it became so long that I thought it worth writing a bit more as post in its own right.Continue reading →
Ed Balls wants growth. He wants us to spend our way out of recession.
I am all for investment. Even in a time of austerity. Maybe even precisely when things are hard. Entrepreneurs know this. InvestmentContinue reading →
The Race for Life is a fund raising event which is for females only. CRUK say that the race is for women only because that’s why it wasContinue reading →
How truthful are you? Have you been brought up by your parents to tell the truth all the time? Do you tell your children to always tell the truth?
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Is there no vulnerability too profound to elude the attentions of the spin meister of Labour list – one Mark Ferguson? Should I really be expecting a higher standard from theContinue reading →
I am the Olympic Grinch. The Olympic Flame has arrived and the Olympic Torch is on its all inclusive strictly non elite politically correct 8,000 mile jogContinue reading →
I want you to waste time. Yep, you heard right. You should waste some of your time.
However I don’t want you to just sit on your arse [Sorry Anna, I promise that I won’t useContinue reading →
A couple of months ago I explored the subject of the best teapot in the world, and why it was a stainless steel version made for an ocean liner in the 1950s.
Many weeks in the past we heard about the case of Graham Mitchell who been arrested under the European Extradition Warrant.
Well now we can say that the story has come toContinue reading →
Just in case you were wondering what preoccupies the waking thoughts of the readers and shareholders of the Morning Star.
The paper has both a daily quiz andContinue reading →
Wherever we go today, one of the great rallying cries is that inequality is bad. Inequality is measured around the globe and countries that are “more equal” are praised, countries that are “less equal” are vilified.Continue reading →
This is a 10 minute clip of a conversation about the blocking of ‘unacceptable’ material on the Internet, on Radio 4′s You and Yours. It highlights some of the relevant questions quite well.
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OK, I admit it. I have a problem with redheads.
My name is Randy Hack. And I am a redhead-aholic.
I really do have a thing about redheads. And I have form, serious form forContinue reading →
You would think that when a trade requires a license before practitioners can work in it, that it increases safety for the customer. They can then enjoy the safety brought about by an organisation to which they canContinue reading →
Dear Brothers and Sister of the Blog
Many years ago, too many to remember, when the land was threatened by the barbarian and the thug, when law and justice were in danger, and when the nation hadContinue reading →
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Science tells us that money can buy happiness – up to a point. There comes a time when an increase in income beyond a certain level that happiness doesn’t increase. That level is on average aroundContinue reading →
The Advertising Standards Authority has received a series of complaints about the above Coalition for Marriage advert running on Archbishop Cranmer’s weblog.
The complaints are about the claimed 70% figureContinue reading →
We all have our crosses to bear.
One of mine is that for more years than I care to remember, I have been ‘represented’ byContinue reading →
Yesterday, nine “Asian” men were convicted of conspiracy and rape of under age girls in Rochdale and Oldham. It is no surprise to me or anyone else who lives where I live.
I live in a dreary,Continue reading →
The graph above is classic Eoin Clarke: propaganda for credulous boneheads.
Take a statistic.
Find a way that simplifies and distortsContinue reading →
The European Commission has just announced an agreement whereby English will be the official language of the European Union rather than German, which was the other possibility.Continue reading →
We have a new experiment.
Monsieur François Hollande est Le Président de la République.
The most immediate effect is that we all haveContinue reading →
So the government have managed to persuade a court to have access to The Pirate bay banned. They were persuaded by Digital Rights owners who managed to lobby theContinue reading →
“But Jesus called them unto him, and said: Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.”