Asexual Nazis for God?

You know how, sometime, when you’re watching a film/TV drama or reading a book, it turns out that one of peripheral characters in the story ends up being much more interesting than any of the leading players? Well, its seems that for the attention that yesterday’s investigative piece […]

Silver Bling Thing

I guess most people have seen this story from last Friday: ‘Purity’ ring case in High Court A 16-year-old girl has gone to the High Court to accuse her school of discriminating against Christians by banning the wearing of “purity rings”. Lydia Playfoot was told by Millais School […]

Mad Nad 2 – Shooting Marlin with an Uzi.

Mad Nad’s back on the subject of abortion and the Catholic Church and no more coherent than last time around… To add further to yesterday’s blog, I agree with the majority of what the Cardinal said in his homily. The Abortion Act of 1967 was based on lies […]


I’m guessing but I think Nick Cohen is still just a little bit pissed at the less than rapturous reception his recent literary missive ‘What’s Left’ received outside Eustonista country. Somewhat to my surprise, I’ve found myself in the vanguard of the Web 2.0 revolution. You’re not the […]

A rich vein of ignorance…

Every so often, as a Labour Party member, you come across a Tory who is an absolute godsend – if you’ll excuse the use of religious allusion by a confirmed atheist. Back in the Thatcher days you were spoiled for choice although no one ever quite came close […]

Send in the Clowns…

Following meekly in the undistinguished footsteps of the Queen of Complacency, Polly Toynbee, Johann Hari, writing in the Indy, has turned his attention to the always thorny issue of government, databases and personal data, and put up a sterling effort at becoming Polly Pot’s ‘Prince Consort’… The Seventies […]

Beware what you wish for…

Apropos of my last post on Richard Buggs’ piss-poor efforts to promote Intelligent Design as a scientific theory over at Comment is Free (link in the previous post), one of the many comments on the article raises what I consider to be quite an interesting point. If we […]

Buggsy Banal…

While the Groan’s policy of allowing a right of reply to articles posted on Comment Is Free is a good one, it does mean that they do occasionally end up giving space to articles that are no more than a complete pile of shite. Over the weekend, it […]

Intelligent Design is NOT science – and here’s the proof…

If ever the name of an organisation was a misnomer then its that of the latest peddlers of the unscientific snake oil of creationism, ‘Truth in Science‘, which, according to the Guardian, is currently claiming that its ‘resource materials’ are in use in 59 secondary schools in Britain […]

They don’t like it up ’em!

Ordinarily I’m a great supporter of dear old Auntie Beeb and not one to be overly concerned by the near routine complaints of bias that it faces from all directions. As I see it, if the Beeb succeeds in drawing such complaints from all directions in roughly equal […]