Warning! Spoiler alert for Game of Thrones Series 4, Episodes 4, 5 and 6!
Two years ago, my grandfather died just a few months after his 90th birthday. Born in 1922, he belonged to ‘the wartime generation’, doing his bit for King and Country in London during theContinue reading →
25 Hour news by Victoria Lucas. Madame Arcati mourns Richard Ingrams. Cardiff’s ‘Panini’ Wall of fame: honour for park footballers. Retarded kingdom on the death of Cool.Continue reading →
Another day, and the claims grow ever wilder; now permeating even those parts of the media – like The Times – that you might have relied upon in the past to check their sources and report actual facts. ButContinue reading →
The mighty media have spoken, Savile, the country’s favourite cartoon predatory paedophile is in the dock once more. The Daily Mirror reporting:
“Jimmy Savile had sex with dead bodiesContinue reading →
The political debate moved out of parliament several decades ago, into the judicial arena in a wave of enthusiasm for ‘judicial review’ – now it is being played out in the criminal courts. The OldContinue reading →
Fifa and various ill-informed football commentators are making strenuous efforts this morning to deflect the blame for the tragic crushing of 32 innocent molars in LouisContinue reading →
Watching PMQs today was depressing – the last whimper of democracy. The pompous dwarf currently installed in the Speaker’s Chair churning out his patronising ‘put downs’, as our elected spokesmen prematurely articulated their incoherent insults and jibes; bothContinue reading →
The carnival of hysterical hypocrisy that is the American Fundamentalist Christian/religious right-wing continues to thunder across the plains, desperate to reach high moral ground before the flood of returning Jihadists swamps the trenches. Both armies seek control of the strategicContinue reading →
I have touched before on the story of Carol Felstead, who was possibly the first ‘accredited’ satanic abuse cult victim. Carol died on the 29 June 2005Continue reading →
(Note: [remove before publishing] Should be safe enough Ed: they must have run out of vegetable puns after yesterday….)
Hurling abuse is a time honoured occupation. The earliest reference I can find is to an earlyContinue reading →
Peeling back the layers of superstition and obfuscation, rumour and contradiction, behind which the world’s major religions and belief systems conceal their origins is never easy. Did Moses come down this side of the Mountain – or that?Continue reading →
The humble memory stick lured Blair out into the open yesterday, or rather, 160 of them.
As news of their contents spread through the western intelligence world – the names of all the foreign fighters enrolledContinue reading →
The QuidditchWorld Cup or something has come to the Abbey, and in some style. Leave aside all naked FIFA corruption, the riots and the general unpleasant side of the ‘beautiful game’, theContinue reading →
I need to say something just to stop my stomach churning. I am hoping, if you read this, you will post it in response to every abolitionist org that tries to use the street children of Rio toContinue reading →
The rise of militant feminism has been quite hilarious to those of us who grew up in a pre-feminist world and still happily managed to make a life for ourselves in ‘male dominated professions’, and were mostly rearedContinue reading →
Septicmania is a reality threatening invasion of the public consciousness caused by factoids distributed through the medium of the newswires. It was fatal before the invention of the Internet.
A outbreak in theContinue reading →
You could earn yourself a cool £4,000 a week advising the colossus of the parliamentary scene. Every week.
You might imagine that you need specialist qualifications to take up this magnanimous offer; psychiatric training perhaps, though the presentContinue reading →
Night after night, the 6 o’clock news tears at our heart strings. The news is ‘that which makes us fearful’ coupled with ‘that we are responsible for and must pay to alleviate’. The newscasts are interspersed with advertisementsContinue reading →
70 years ago today, at about the young 9.00 am on June 6th 1944, the young man with a “Tommy” gun on the right of the photograph above was feeling sea sick andContinue reading →
I love investigating celebrities, and I’m chastely puritanical,
I twat on Twitter and with privacy I’m economical;
I’ve learned to speak at conferences, colloquia and seminars
The lusty screech from survivors of sex abuse around the world begging for money and their equally vociferous legal advisors and champions bellowing for their share is becoming deafening. It is a multi-million, nay multi-billion pound, industry.
ToContinue reading →
“Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence”. Leonardo da Vinci.
Post-Leveson, the Dead Tree Press has been keen to show that, unregulated, they can expose much wrong doing in our world that could protectContinue reading →
So often, what you are not told in court cases proves more interesting than what you are told.
Down in deepest Ceredigion, where the Teifi and the Dulas merge in a damp and noisy embrace, sitsContinue reading →
The notion that sex in some circumstances is degrading harks back to ideas of racial purity, eugenics even. Some sexual acts can be degrading, both to men and women – but it is never the actContinue reading →