Paedophilia is an emotive subject; banned in ‘polite’ media circles, it has become virtually the exclusive province of the Blogosphere.
Every day – as Matt Wardman discovered when he took overContinue reading →
The ultimate goal of practitioners of this art is to take perfectly inoffensive words, good deeds, incentives, bright ideas, and through intricate folding of the same words into other sentences, incorporate them into a new sculpture ofContinue reading →
Sitting in on one of those interminable Social Services conferences, the question of the ‘subject’s’ past mental health came up. “No, he’d never attempted suicide before, but he had been a counsellor for the Samaritans for manyContinue reading →
A CRB check is now declared essential before you hire a newspaper boy; it is seen as the cure all for every possible risk of child abuse. So ferocious are the checks, so thorough, that even a nurse whoContinue reading →
Four days ago, Andrew Withers was contacted by a man called Brian Howes, in respect of his imminent extradition to America. The interest of this site in the unfair oppression of the individual by the State is well known,Continue reading →
Christopher Graham, the Information Commissioner, says that taking pictures of children at nativity plays is not against the Data Protection Act. Thank god someone has seen some common sense. However the DPA is not the reasonContinue reading →
‘Little princess, you will grow up to be beautiful and make someContinue reading →
Will Hutton has a lengthy piece in today’s Guardian entitled “Stick up for the BBC. It’s the last bulwark against rule by the mob”.
He complains about the ‘bile, unfairness and lack of restraint in the blogosphere’ infectingContinue reading →
The media were quick to apply for reporting restrictions to be lifted when Jon Venables appeared in court. Their motive is clear. Publishing up to date information, photographs even, which are likely toContinue reading →
I see the progressive wing of British society is up in arms because our new Prime Minister has dared to utter heretical words. In Parliament, heContinue reading →
Thus, along with retaining the death penalty, they have also retained an affinity to the idea of ‘blood atonement’ – that the physical spillingContinue reading →
I was standing on a chair in the early hours of this morning. Not a mouse in sight. I needed the chair to reach a high shelf to rescue the one and only relic ofContinue reading →
A frisson of excitement ran through the blogosphere late last night as news of Robert Green’s arrest in Aberdeen spread.
The facts as they first appeared seemed electrifying, a legal advisor prevented from going about his business byContinue reading →
Once we had game shows to evaluate and reward our knowledge of trivia, and competitive sports to reward our physical ability. Then came the reality show. The conventional wisdom is that audiences flock to reality shows because they enjoy theContinue reading →
A long, long, time ago, just after World War 11, six licenses were granted to war veterans that allowed them to take commercial photographs in Trafalgar Square thus overriding the obscure by-law that had long prevented this means ofContinue reading →
Coronation Street, the TV soap opera, is something of an institution for the Northern diaspora. We relive our childhood and rekindle memories of a way of life and a gentle humour unknown on ‘suicide watch’ as the rival ‘Eastenders’ programmeContinue reading →