Academic Stupidity

NUS urges Matthew Boulton College to reinstate students Two students from Matthew Boulton College in Birmingham were this week suspended for criticising their college in a newsletter. Assed Baig and Darrell Williams were asked to leave the college after distributing a student-run newsletter ‘The Guerilla’ which criticised the […]

Not good news at all

Former sports minister Tony Banks has suffered a stroke and is gravely ill in hospital, a family friend said… …Doctors at the Fort Myers hospital in Florida warned “the outlook is bleak”.

Comment of the day

Tom Watson on top form… Menzies Campbell is the new leader. We have the Blairites. The Tories have the Cameroons. Presumably the Lib Dems now have the Mingers. Yep.

Memo to the BBC Online Sub-editors

It’s astronomical, not astrological you goobers. Pluto moon ‘has no atmosphere’ A rare astrological event has proved Pluto’s moon – Charon – has no atmosphere. This could dismiss claims Charon is a planet twinned with Pluto and provide further insight into their formation. Two groups of scientists watched […]

I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore

I see that one of the Lib-Dems leading cowardly lions, Vince Cable, has been doing the Breakfast TV rounds this morning and as this is all not quite a coup d’etat he’s been dilligently not quite sticking the knife in Kennedy’s back, at least not personally. Let’s be […]

And that makes things any better?

Noticed this gem from The Times: Clarification A report (“We will kill our hostages, Sunni group warns Iran

The Yellow Revolution

Apropos of my earlier comments on the Lib Dems, I think its becoming perfectly apparent that there’s no one in Lib Dem ranks with the balls to pick up the assassin’s blade and mount an open and honest challege to Kennedy’s leadership of the party, hence we now […]

Some Victory Huh?

Bob Piper’s on sparkling form this morning in relation to Phillip Gould’s letter in the Grauniad; ‘This is the moment of New Labour’s victory‘, responding to Neil Lawson’s article from Thursday; ‘Labour has run into the sand and can’t depend on Brown to dig it out‘. I can’t […]

Is this a dagger I see before me

Perhaps the least surprising revelation in the whole Lib Dem leadership debacle is that Charles Kennedy ha been receiving treatment for a drink problem, not simply because its been pretty much the worst kept secret in politics for the last two or three years but because the mere […]

Thought, language and political correctness.

Like many other bloggers I’ve noted and given some thought to the debate on political correctness triggered by Anthony Browne’s pamphlet for the right-wing think-tank Civitas, ‘The Retreat of Reason’. I will get around to commenting on Browne’s actual work in due course but in the mean time […]