Tokenism Rules Okay

It appears that Trevor Phillips is in one of his making a complete arse of himself moods yet again, if this report from the Meeja Grauniad is anything to go by… Writing in the Beeb’s in-house, Ariel, Phillps has argued for an amendment to the Race Relations Act […]

Lies, Damn Lies, and Government Cost Projections

Not unsurprisingly, the news that the NHS’s new electronic patient record system is running more than two years late and looks likely to cost more than three times the £6.2 billion cost that was touted at the time that the project was given the go ahead  – or […]

Superstition and the Smithsonian

In today’s Indy (behind the PPV firewall as usual, dammit!) Phillip Hensher has a sorry tale to tell of dinner conversation with Sir Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal. Rees, as he tells the story, was speaking to a senior figure at the Smithsonian Institution and having first complimented […]