From which a tyrant springs

This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector. Plato If Blair’s name-checking of Thomas Hobbes in launching the ‘Respect Agenda’ wasn’t unnerving enough, today’s round of deliveries to the in-box brings me an article by Sidney […]

Media Stupidity gone mad

The ‘story’ here, a term I use very loosely, is that the Express are claiming that Registry Offices have ‘banned’ the word ‘marriage’ out of political correctness and fear of offending gay and lesbian couples undergoing civil partnership ceremonies. What has actually happened is that some Registry Offices […]

Blair’s Leviathan

In response to Tony Blair’s speech in launching the ‘Respect Agenda’. — The important thing about debating ASB, and the measures we are proposing, is not to debate it at the crude level of ‘tough’ or ‘not tough’; populist or not. But, instead, to regard it as a […]