Iain Dale: Science Abuse

I do wish that bloggers who understand fuck all about science, let alone the peer review process that precedes and follows journal publication, would learn to shut the fuck up and not make assertions that they’re completely unqualified to make: I’d love to know how the BBC justifies […]

Telegraph can’t do stats…

Oh dear, it seems the Daily Telegraph needs a refresher course in statistics… More than one crime in five in London is now committed by a foreign national, raising fresh fears over the impact of immigration. Around a third of all sex offences and a half of all […]

If the shots get any cheaper…

It seems that Iain Dale is getting in on the who’s flying what where angle, even if his efforts, like those of his oppo, Shane Greer, are actually pretty risible: Journalists were quick to point out that instead of flying on a British Airways jet decorated with the […]

You Shall Not Bear False Witness

As this recent missive from Nadine Dorries, the MP for Mid-Narnia, has gone rather unnoticed, despite its unremitting stupidity, then I guess it fall to me to pick it to pieces. New figures will be officially released next week which will claim that there is no need to […]

I demand that I may or may not be Vroomfondel!

You’ll have to forgive me, put I couldn’t resist a follow-up to my last post on the Christian Institute’s threat of legal action against Google without giving a demonstration of precisely why the information its pushing on abortion is misleading, factually inaccurate and, in places, entirely dishonest. So, […]

Permission to lie with impunity, M’lud?

It is with much amusement that I find that the Christian Institute is currently picking a legal fight with, of all companies, Google after it decided that this proposed AdWords entry breached its acceptable content guidelines: UK Abortion law Key views and news on abortion law from The […]

Even good science can sometimes be bad science

Let’s take another delve into the realms of the hacktitioner, and today’s subject is food additives and hyperactivity in children as reported by Sean Poulter of the Daily Mail – although to be fair to Sean, he’s billed as the newspaper’s  consumer affairs correspondent and not as a […]

Climate Change Chaos

Sunny’s post at Lib Con, questioning whether us lefties are angry enough, has prompted some interesting and wide-ranging exchanges, not least on the subject of climate change, during which DK threw this retort into the pot: You know that I write about this a lot and, probably unlike […]

Off with the sky fairies…

Blair’s speech on faith and globalisation looks set to be a bit of lulu, if this quote from the Grauniad are anything to go by: “Faith is reduced to a system of strange convictions and actions that, to some, can appear far removed from the necessities and anxieties […]

Tories’ undeclared £600,000 flight subsidy from Ashcroft

Since, at least, 1997, when flights were provided to Peter Lilley in support of his campaign to replace John Major as leader of the Conservative Party, a small number of Conservative MPs have had the benefit of having flights, taken as part of overseas visits, by a Bermuda […]