Beyond Reasonable Stupidity

Bookdrunk has already picked up on the latest round of smears by Nadine Dorries, the MP for Mid Narnia, which goes as follows: There is not one NHS hospital in the UK which will carry out abortion over 16 weeks other than Kings in London and Newcastle, they […]

Civil Service Imagination

Oh fuck me… Six thousand specially selected civil servants descend on London today and tomorrow for three days of intense briefings before returning to their posts to become “special agents” of the cabinet secretary Sir Gus O’Donnell, with permission to “give their bosses a hard time” if they […]

Getting Medieval on Depression

From the file marked ‘fucking stupid ideas’ Theo Hobson has an idea for tackling depression and a whole bunch of other social ills: Or rather we need to get back to the older idiom, the one based on the mythological battle of good and evil. And here is […]