Science education: Stop messing around!

I am unashamedly passionate about science. More than that, I’m unashamedly passionate about science education, so although I don’t generally tend to dabble in the field of devolved politics I was delighted to find that the Campaign for Science and Engineering in the UK(CaSE) has published an analysis […]

Hemming: An Abuse of Privilege

Yesterday, John Hemming hid behind parliamentary privilege in order to name an individual who had recently (and allegedly) been hauled before the courts after disclosing information about a court case in which they were personally involved during a meeting conducted, in private, in the House of Commons. Here’s […]

Nadine Dorries – Liar!

There are two very basic problems with Nadine Dorries… 1. She’s a liar who will say just about anything to cover her own arse. 2. Every by the generally low standards of most liars, she’s completely crap at lying. Earlier today, Tim Ireland reported that, in line with […]

Colemanballs – a study in bad abortion science

Priscilla K Coleman, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, has, over the last few years, been the most prolific author of studies which purport to show a link between elective, induced abortion and subsequent mental health problems in women. Pubmed currently […]

Dorries Through the Looking Glass

‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a 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, […]

The End is Nigh

From the file marked ‘Religion rots your brain”… The end of the world is nigh; 21 May, to be precise. That’s the date when Harold Camping, a preacher from Oakland, California, is confidently predicting the Second Coming of the Lord. At about 6pm, he reckons 2 per cent […]

Visualising Dorries and the Anti-abortion Lobby

Like most veteran campaigners, experience tells you when you’ve successfully pushed your opponents’ buttons. That’s certainly what happened on Friday when Nadine Dorries and Dr Peter Saunders got wind of my exposé of Saunders’ 2007 presentation on the full aims and objectives of the mothballed ‘Alive and Kicking […]

Dorries’ amendments blown apart by RCPsych review

Let’s recap where we are here. Last week, Nadine Dorries put forward two amendments to the Government’s highly controversial Health and Social Care bill. If accepted by parliament these amendments would have the effect of preventing independent abortion service providers, such as BPAS and Marie Stopes International, from […]

The hidden agenda behind Dorries’ ‘Right to Know’ campaign

Exclusive… A document obtained yesterday by the Ministry of Truth exposes the full but hitherto hidden agenda behind Nadine Dorries’ ‘Right to know’ campaign, which has recently put forward two abortion-related amendments to the Government’s Health and Social Care Bill. The document, a Powerpoint presentation produced by Dr […]

Doing Dorries a Disservice

As might be expected, Tom Chivers’ post on Nadine Dorries’ ‘Right to Know’ campaign has drawn a response from Dorries, even if she is merely intemperately parroting the comments of Dr. Peter Saunders of the Christian Medical Fellowship: Tom Chivers has done the Daily Telegraph a disservice which […]