Stairway to Westminster

Congratulations to Andrew Brown for asking the question of the week, "Why are we [bloggers] all so nasty?" before adding, "People are such arseholes online because they write as they expect journalists to do." Huh? Thankfully Andrew goes on to explain what he means: I think that the […]

Freedom of Information?

Got a major post in the pipeline on loans for peerages, casinos for cowboy outfits and a few odds and ends of alleged governmental dodgy dealing, which I’ll probably be able to post later tonight but in the mean time, how about one of those ‘did you know’ […]

Life, the BNP and everything – well a few things anyway

Within the Labour movement, I think we can take it as read that we all understand the importance of tackling racist political partieshead on – you know exactly who I mean; that’s something we can all agree on, I should think, even if we sometimes differ in our […]


Read this piece by Emily at Second Child Syndrome – just read it, check my comment on it and see if you feel the same as I do. I really don;t know what else I can say…

Menezes – IPCC recommend criminal charges

Apropos my comments in this post, earlier this week, the BBC are reporting this… Report calls for Menezes charges An inquiry into the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes has recommended that three police officers face criminal charges, the BBC has learned. The Crown Prosecution Service has been […]

Is this becoming Blair’s Brown-Trousers Wednesday?

Today… Enron witness found dead in park A body found in north-east London has been identified as a banker who was questioned by the FBI about the Enron fraud case, sources have told the BBC… All very reminiscent of this Three years ago… On the morning of July […]

When the Levy Breaks…

Labour fundraiser Levy arrested Tony Blair’s chief fundraiser Lord Levy has been arrested. His arrest is in connection with the "cash-for-honours" inquiry by the Metropolitan Police. Lord Levy, 61, made his money in the music industry in the 1960s and 1970s, managing singers including Alvin Stardust and Chris […]

Not such good news…

From Craig Murray… New Labour are not as stupid as they seem. I have now had a chance to take legal advice, and that advice is as follows. To defend this case would cost the price of a London house. I don’t have a house, in London or […]

The Return of the Tape Tax

Indie labels want copyright shift The UK’s independent music labels want a change in the law so internet service providers (ISPs) become liable for illegal file-sharing by their users. The Association of Independent Music (Aim) has outlined the plans in a discussion paper on copyright reform. Aim is […]

The Redundant Columnist?

Oh, if only – yes, Mad Mel’s back in the Mail and as completely barking as ever… The Redundant Male? Her name was Frances Swiney, a feminist whose vision for the sisterhood and humanity was more than a trifle extreme. She thought men were the waste products of […]