AC knifes DC

With all due respect to both Tom and Neil, the whole ‘Flip Flop’ thing with Cameron is starting to tire already and its only been a couple of days – best not overdo it… ..but if you really want to stick the knife in Cameron then look no […]

Well I suppose its not quite as bad as orange jumpsuits

Clarke unveils plan to jail fewer criminals Charles Clarke today unveiled plans for more convicted criminals to serve their sentences in the community. The Home Secretary was today launching the National Offender Management Scheme (Noms), a five-year strategy which will promote community penalties over imprisonment as punishment for […]

Oi Safety! No!

Clarke calls for Tory terror help Home Secretary Charles Clarke has warned the Tories they are “weakening” the fight against terror by opposing the government’s proposed laws. He urged MPs to back ministers’ plans to introduce an offence of “glorifying” terror in a vote next week. Mr Clarke […]

What the fucking hell is this?

Let me get this straight… We currently have before Parliament, a new bill – the Legislative and Regulatory Refrom Bill – which will allow Ministers to ‘amend, repeal or replace legislation in any way that an Act of Parliament may do’ by Ministerial Order – without the time […]

Gimme a ‘C’… Gimme a ‘U’… You can work out the rest!

Well that don’t that put the icing on the fucking cake. Yes, our fearless Danish defen-duhs of free speech are back with their latest wizard wheeze. Remember this is newspaper that set itself up as a shining beacon of free expression by commissioning the ‘Mohammed Cartoons’ only to […]

Aren’t we forgetting someone, Condi?

Rice accuses Iran and Syria of incitement over cartoons The United States accused Syria and Iran of using the international row over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to incite anti-Western sentiment as worldwide protests continued and Islamic anger turned against Britain and America… …Condoleezza Rice, the Secretary of […]

Chopping Up Granny

One of the real joys of visiting Dr Crippen’s blog is his knack of getting right to the bone of the issue… Most death certificates are no more than a doctor’s best guess as to cause of death. Some are works of speculative fiction. A death certificate usually […]

Arses and Elbows

I don’t know, you spend all fucking day arguing the need for common sense and rationality in dealing with the complexities of Middle-Eastern politics and then you come across this… Iranian regime opponents need more support The more I think about it, the more I believe the most […]

On Nationalism and the Middle East

After writing my last piece on the Mohammed Cartoon issue, I did promise myself I’d stay off the issue of Middle Eastern regional politics until I’d more clearly formulated my thoughts into an essay on anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and the realpolitik of the region but – and isn’t there […]

Cartoon Capers

I’ve drawn a few comments on my posts on the general air of hysteria and hypocrisy surrounding the “Muhammed Cartoons” which, for no better reason that I feel like it, I’ve decided to address openly in a post rather than in the comments. On Sunday, I made some […]