Regulating Snake Oil

It is a rare privilege to be able to do something like this, but today the Ministry of Truth has the distinct pleasure of bringing you one of the leading candidates for this year’s most unintentionally hilarious document – the new Complementary & Natural Health Council’s Code of […]

I’m calling bullshit on this one…

Now here’s a rather interesting little coincidence… Over at Obsolete, my esteemed blogging colleague Septicisle has produced yet another delicious and characteristically thorough debunking of another extremely dodgy piece of propaganda and disinformation brought to you by the Super, Soaraway, Bullshitting Sun…. Imagine for a moment you’re some […]

The Dyslexia Hypothesis

To pick up the full background to this post, you’ll need to read this article of mine at Lib Con, and this response from Letters From A Tory, first… … Finished? Good, then we’ll move on. … … There’s an common exercise that was widely used by English […]

Credit Crunch Science

From the blanket coverage he’s getting in today’s Guardian you might think that Professor Simon Baron-Cohen of the Cambridge University Autism Research Centre had made some kind of major scientific breakthrough: New research published today will bring prenatal testing for autism significantly closer, prompting experts to call for […]

The Right Tool for the Job

Apropos of my extended article on the irrationality of the UK’s approach to formulating public policy on the use and abuse of narcotic drugs, I find that Bearwatch has read something into the article that simply isn’t there: Unity at the Ministry of Truth offers 15,000 words to […]

Blades of Tinfoil Helmetry (Updated)

So, has accosting mentally unbalanced rednecks on isolated country roads so lost its charm that ET has taken to randomly knocking blades of wind turbines in Lincolnshire? Nah, fuck off. Sorry to disappoint any budding ufologists looking in the but the real villain of piece here isn’t a […]

Making A Complete Hash Of It

If you’re a regular visitor to the Ministry then you’ll already know what to expect, but if not then take my advice, grab yourself a nice hot cup of coffee (and maybe even a sandwich) and settle down because this is going to be one of those posts […]

Different Year, Same Old Shit…

What better way could there be to start a new year at the Ministry than with a typically tawdry tale of statistics abuse featuring Nadine Dorries as supporting rent-a-gob and all brought to you, as ever, by the Daily Mail: Teenage pregnancies triple in leafy suburbs in damning […]