Category Archives: politics

Passion Devoid of Reason

Astonishing scenes in this week’s edition of “Liddle’s Got Issues” as Rod Liddle turns up outside Parliament and attempts to engage some of the anti-Brexit protesters in conversation. Some of these people, such as Steve Bray, nicknamed “Stop Brexit Man” … Continue reading

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The wrongs of “trans” rights

The Sunday Times today reports that Jeremy Corbyn has had a row with his domestic policy advisor, Lachlan Stuart, over the fact that Stuart has suggested that “trans women remain biologically male”.  The article goes on to quote a Labour … Continue reading

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Isn’t it time we tried to understand the vote to Remain?

Since the vote for Brexit, countless articles and opinion pieces have attempted to understand and deconstruct the reasons behind the vote to leave.  But surely what we really should have been doing over the past two and a half years, … Continue reading

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On WTO Brexit and Zero Tariffs

James Delingpole recently came unstuck on the Daily Politics, under an intense grilling from Andrew Neil on the question of how Britain, trading under WTO terms, could expect to offer zero tariffs on imports while still having any leverage with … Continue reading

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It’s about time we prepared for a “no deal” Brexit

In the two and a half years since the UK voted for Brexit, we’ve become accustomed to the divided opinion that greets almost every Brexit-related announcement. But I still find myself surprised at the near hysteria emanating from some sectors of … Continue reading

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No, we did NOT vote for a cheese submarine

Once again, it’s been a while since I last managed to gather my thoughts sufficiently around one idea or subject in order to write a new blog post.  In large part, that’s been due to starting a new job, which … Continue reading

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ECHR ruling paves the way for “Marry Your Rapist” Laws in Europe

You’ve probably already read about the European Court of Human Rights ruling this week that the right to free expression does not include the right to defame the Prophet Mohammed.  The story has been reported in most national newspapers, and … Continue reading

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The Great “Factfulness” Con

I was in South Africa earlier this year, visiting my dad, when I first read a review of Hans Rosling’s book “Factfulness”.  I remember excitedly reading some of the key points of the review to my dad, who expressed skepticism … Continue reading

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The Serena Williams cartoon was brilliant – but unnecessarily offensive

A little like the story of the boy who cried wolf, many of us are so inured to hearing accusations of racism in response to virtually any criticism of a person of colour, that we now simply tune out.  So … Continue reading

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Forget crime – it’s investigating non-crime that pays dividends

In a truly creative interpretation of the role of the police, South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner went on national radio earlier this week to explain why the police force he oversees, despite being too short of resources to investigate … Continue reading

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