I was not only hunting for my liberty, but also hunting for my name.

Every so often one finds a politician making a comment or statement in which something causes you to pause for a second and say to yourself, ‘just what, exactly, are they actually saying here?’ Such a statement can be found right at the beginning of Tony Blair’s recent […]

Tittle Tattle

Let’s get the gossip out of the way nice and early. Britney Spears is to divorce her husband, Kevin Federline, who has adopted the ridiculous name of K-Fed in an effort to launch a career as a (c)rapper. Perhaps he should have chosen a name more after the […]

Do not be so proud of this technological terror…

Let’s get the recommendations out of the way first. Over at Comment is Free, AC Grayling does a fine job of dismantling Tony Blair’s defence of ID cards, on which I’ll have a little more to say in due course. Henry Porter, writing on the same subject, is […]

Any departure from fact is the first step on a slippery slope toward unbelievability.

One of the occasional joys of popping in to view Mad Mel’s latest bout of inchoate raving is that even when life conspires to throw her the kind of bone that should see her securely anchored on the safest of ground, she still manages to make a complete […]

The tyrant dies and his rule is over, the martyr dies and his rule begins

So Saddam is to hang after the least surprising verdict since the massed ranks of the European viewing public decided that our last entry into the Eurovision song contest was a complete bag of shite. Meanwhile, George Bush, a man well known, from his time as Governor of […]

Ducking the issue…

I cannot pass up the opportunity to comment on what has to be one of the more glorious examples of errant casuistry I’ve seen from a blogger in a very long time. Commenting on last week’s attempt by Plaid Cymru (and the SNP) to push for a parliamentary […]

Judge not lest ye be judged…

Remember Pastor Ted Haggard? If you watched Richard Dawkins’ polemical C4 documentary, ‘The Root of All Evil?’ you certainly will – he was the rather intimidatory fundamentalist preacher who accosted Dawkins in the car park of his church and accused him of calling his ‘flock’ animals. He’s also […]

Mad Mel 2- The Search for Sanity

Sucker for punishment that I am, it seems you’ll be getting not one but two Mad Mel posts in the single day as scanning the RSS feeds yields up not one but three nicely weighted dissections of the Daily Mail’s own Fifth Horsewoman of the Apocalypse from Chris […]

The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in…

As its Friday, I thought I take one of my semi-regular trips into the wilderness of journalistic insanity and pop over to Mad Mel’s to catch-up with her latest batch of apolcalyptic ravings – quite how her husband, the eminiently sensible Joshua Rozenburg, puts up with her is […]