With ‘is ‘ead tucked underneath ‘is arm…

In which Guido discovers the old adage that ‘those who live by the sword…’ Blogger ‘Guido Fawkes’ is led off to the Tower Off to the rack with him! The waspish Westminster blogger “Guido Fawkes”, who is devoted to making life uncomfortable for political trough-guzzlers, joins his historical […]

‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty…

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone,’ it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less.”The question is,’ said Alice, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’ ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is […]


Over the weekend I was asked to write a short article for Index on Censorship as part of a point/counterpoint commentary on UCL’s decision to sever all links with Dr Nicholas Kollerstrom. You can see what I had to say on the subject here – I’m backing UCL, […]

The Dishonourable Member for Mid Bedfordshire

For an all too brief moment I thought that Mad Nad might be gearing up for a startling admission: When on TV, It’s ok to argue your point as hard as you wish, and to use evidence and statistics to back that point up. It’s not ok to […]

Pickling Pickles

Is it just me or is Eric Pickles rapidly turning into the male version of Nadine Dorries? The Tories have issued a St George’s Day rallying cry against plans by Brussels to “wipe England off the map” and create a United Europe. As Gordon Brown hoisted the English […]

Any Questions, Eric?

Apropos of my last post on the subject of the ONS’s new Integrated Household Survey, I posed the question of where, exactly, the Tory’s Shadow Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, intended to obtain statistical information to support the policy making process in his department were he to ever find […]

Pouring over the entrails

The degeneration of the once mighty Daily Telegraph into a fucking comic continues apace: Government to quiz households on sex lives and salaries More than 500,000 people a year are to be questioned about their sex lives and salaries by Government inspectors, it has emerged. Officials will ask […]

It’s hardly Dan Rather, but…

Dr Nicholas Kollerstrom 22 April 2008 UCL has been made aware of views expressed by Dr Nicholas Kollerstrom, an Honorary Research Fellow in UCL Science & Technology Studies. The position of Honorary Research Fellow is a privilege bestowed by departments within UCL on researchers with whom it wishes […]

Nutball City Limits

If there’s one recent piece of first rate investigative blogging that deserves a much higher profile at the moment then it has to be Blairwatch’s ‘outing’ of Nicholas Kollerstrom, a prominent ‘9/11 truther’ (i.e. conspiraloon) as a confirmed Holocaust denier. To give a quick bit of background on […]

Immigration, Crime and Statistics Abuse

Having obtained the actual data on which the Telegraph based its claim, made last September, that Foreigners commit ‘fifth of crime in London‘, courtesy of 5cc – who very cleverly put in an FOIA request for the information given to the press – let’s set about doing the […]