Monthly Archives: September 2009

Brown’s speech

I was going to write about it in some detail, but to be honest, I’ve only listened to a few minutes of it. I soon got the impression that I would have heard it all before and have probably written … Continue reading

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First They Came For The Dogs…

All dogs children in Britain will be fitted with microchips which contain their owner’s parent’s details, under cross party plans designed to track family pets children. Owners Parents will be forced to install the microchip containing a barcode that can … Continue reading

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Alistair Campbell: Primitive and brutal communicating a speciality

Here’s a little story I’ve just found about Alistair Campbell. I have asteriskified certain words for the benefit of those of a nervous disposition. Martin Rowson, political cartoonist and author, spoke at a humanist public debate on humour in 2007: … Continue reading

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I’m glad I’m celebate…

…well, sort of. When I read this in the Telegraph the other day, “The average British adult has indirectly had sexual intercourse with more than 2.8 million people, it has been claimed,” I thought, come again? I’ve not had sex … Continue reading

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Who wants to be a billionaire?

Two articles in the Daily Mail have just caught my attention, both involving planning permission. Neath Port Talbot Council has prohibited Jonathan and Emma Jones from living in their converted barn, even though they had planning permission, because part of … Continue reading

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Israel now has a larger nuclear arsenal than the UK

Craig Murray writes today, A friend of mine in MI6 told me earlier this year that for the first time, the Israeli nuclear arsenal is now bigger than the British nuclear arsenal. There’s another league table we’re doing badly in. … Continue reading

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Lies, damned lies and statistics

PZ Myers is a biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota. He has a big chip on his shoulder about religion and Creationism. He has a popular blog where he writes articles that can whip some of his … Continue reading


Dear Gordon

Alex Smith over on LabourList has reproduced Gordon Brown’s latest mass email. My response is underneath. Dear Alex, Later today I will be flying to America to represent you at the Pittsburgh G20 and the United Nations. I’m going to … Continue reading


We need to take our country back!

Here is the story of the latest British people to be arrested for thought crimes. Hoteliers Ben and Sharon Vogelenzang are awaiting trial accused of breaching public order by talking to a Muslim about religion in their own premises in … Continue reading


Just how far can the Nanny State go?

I was doing my shopping in our local Morrison’s supermarket during the week and there was a tannoy advert for toothpaste, complete with directions on how to use it, like “remember to brush below the gum-line”. Can’t wait for the … Continue reading