A Bishop worth bashing…

What is it with Catholic Bishops and the Holocaust at the moment? A Catholic bishop has accused the gay community of leading a “conspiracy” against Christianity by allying itself with Holocaust survivors. The Bishop of Motherwell, Joseph Devine, says a “homosexual lobby” has aligned itself with minority groups, […]

Con Air

From the file marked ‘Coppers who don’t give a fuck about civil liberties’ comes this gem of a story on which I’ll stick to writing a short ‘drive-by’: Too many organised criminals are using low-cost air fares and relaxed border controls in Europe to evade justice, the head […]

It’s like the Holocaust an’ shit, innit..

I must congratulate the Rt Rev Patrick O’Donoghue, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Lancaster, for providing members of the House of Commons’ Children, Schools and Families Select Committee with one of the finest arguments for secular education, I’ve seen in a very, very long time. The Rt Rev […]

The gender pay gap that isn’t being discussed?

Stop me if we’ve been through all this before… Yes, its yet another article on the subject of the ‘gender pay gap’ on Comment is Free, this time marking the release a the TUC’s report predictably entitled ‘Closing the Gender Pay Gap‘ which is published on the eve […]

And some fell on stony ground…

Hey guess what? I’ve just received an e-mail from Gideon giving what might loosely be called his ‘thoughts’ on today’s budget… This is a bad news Budget. Alistair Darling is kicking Britain’s families when they are down. – Darling has added £110 a year to every family’s tax […]

Silva’s Annual Email Boner

It’s Budget Day and while even the Beeb’s news site is struggling to keep up with the server load, I find myself in something of an ‘I’ve started so I’ll finish’ mood… so I thought I’d top of my recent run of posts on the Tories and all […]

Conservatism 2.0

This last series of events/post set me to pondering the following question – just what significant contribution, if any, have conservatives made to the development of what might loosely be called ‘on-line culture’? To hear ‘Call Me Dave’ Cameron and Gideon George Osborne talk you’d think – if […]

Blogging and the Public Servant

After digressions into the misreporting of a minister’s well-intentioned efforts to encourage a healthy debate and the fallacy of the Tory Party’s efforts to claim ownership of ‘open source politics’ and a few other things beside, I think its time to make a considered contribution to Tom’s discussion […]

Munging the Grimmer Twins

Having mentioned Nick Davis’s book ‘Flat Earth News’ and his concept of ‘churnalism’ – the verbatim or near verbatim reproduction of wire reports and press releases without referencing their source – one might also note than some bloggers are by no means averse to indulging is such practices. […]

An Organised Hypocrisy

Every so often, bloggers exhibit a penchant for either coining new words/phrases, like bansturbation, or suggesting apt and usually amusing redefinitions of the exists words/phrases, and I’m no less prone to this than anyone else hence: National Press (n): 1. An organised hypocrisy The blogging story of the […]