Why me?

It difficult to decide quite who is more gaff-prone at the moment, Birmingham’s very own Libidinous Democrat, John Hemming, or David Blunkett who, courtesy of an adminsitrative error has no found himself having made a private planning objection on House of Commons stationary – you’d think his staff […]

How many people does it take before it becomes wrong?

“Jean-Luc, we’re only moving six hundred people.” — Admiral Dougherty “How many people does it take before it becomes wrong? Hmm? A thousand? Fifty thousand? A million? How many people does it take, Admiral!?” — Picard Star Trek: Insurrection I first came across the story of the Chagos […]


First there was Shot by Both Sides and now it looks as though Coppersblog has bitten the dust in its present form, and all thanks to the Mail on Sunday. Regular readers of Tim Worstall’s Britblog Roundup will know that only last Sunday, Tim was congratulating the author […]

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

This is one of the most frightening pieces of video I’ve ever seen – a British Prime Minister, and worse still a Labour Prime Minister calling for more power for the Police to dispense summary justice without recourse to the courts, describing our legal system as ‘Victorian’ and […]

A pledge worth taking

“I will agree to take a DWP Incapacity Benefit lie detector test but only if 10 members of the Cabinet including Blair and Blunkett will do the same at a televised event.” Go on – you know it makes sense via Chicken Yoghurt.

Everything I know about people I learned from pens

Not given much of a mention to Justin over at Chicken Yoghurt of late, which is most remiss of me as he is consitently one of the best bloggers on the UK scene. To redress matters, therefore, I should point you all in the direction of this piece […]

Bunce for the Beeb

“The BBC wants to increase the licence fee by 2.3% above inflation to boost its programmes and digital services” – says, not unsurprisingly, BBC Online before swimming headlong into the waters of disingenuity by adding: “If the government accepts the BBC’s proposal, the fee would rise by £3.14 […]

Polly Pot needs a holiday – urgently

How else can one account for an article in today’s Grauniad in which Polly Toynbee starts out by castigating the Tories: First remember those toxic Tory posters. “It’s not racist to want to control immigration” was, in true BNP style, plastered across areas with large ethnic minorities. Recall […]

Going Straight

To date the Tory leadership hustings, erm I mean conference, has drawn few comments from the Labour end of blogosphere. Tom Watson has got around to admitting that things are getting interesting – no surprise there, Tom’s the kind of MP who enjoys the cut and thrust of […]

Clever Trevor

Once again it seems we’re all required to go through yet another phase of soul-searching and navel-gazing about matters of race, ethnicity and ‘Britishness’ for reasons which, as ever, are not entirely clear. Trevor Phillips, as you might expect, is leading the charge as usual, arguing this time […]