Wealth (n). Impunity.

I won’t dwell on the details of Tim Ireland et al’s current run-in with a toad-like Uzbek billionaire oligarch, as Obsolete’s coverage of the issues sums things up to a tee: Alisher Usmanov and his shower of lackeying legal cunts, Schillings, have finally pulled off a very pyrrhic […]

Silver Bling Thing Redux

According to the BBC – ‘Chastity ring’ girl loses case A 16-year-old girl was not discriminated against after she was banned from wearing a “purity ring” in school, the High Court has ruled. Lydia Playfoot was told by Millais School in Horsham, West Sussex, to remove her ring […]

What abstinence-only sex education really means…

I had thought I was finished with the whole Playfoot/Silver Ring Thing for the time being – at least until the High Court issued its judgement and we could see whether sense and reason have prevailed, but then I’m a bit of sucker for debunking bad science (and […]

Rights and Religiosity

Right, I said I’d look at the legal side of the Playfoot’s case for religious discrimination under the Human Rights Act. The basic contention is that the school’s decision to ban the wearing of chastity rings amounts to a breach of Playfoot’s rights under Article 9 of the […]

About the religious freedom business…

Third post on the Playfoot case and Silver Ring Thing, and this times its more of a quickie. One of the arguments being put up by Lydia Playfoot about the ring ban at Millais School has been that other pupils of different religions are allowed to wear their […]

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 […]

Simon Walters is a Lying Scumbag

At the risk of attracting a libel action from the Daily Mail, I’m happy to go on record to demonstrate unequivocally that Simon Walters is a lying scumbag. In his hatchet job on Owen Barder (see last post), Walters makes this allegation: Mr Barder also gives extraordinary details […]

Press Stand Accused of Illegal Activity

Congratulations and well done to Iain Dale for breaking this story: EXCLUSIVE: Press Stand Accused of Illegal ActivityFollowing up my story yesterday (HERE) on the scandalous conduct of many of our national newspapers and journalists I can now exclusively reveal the contents of a report to be submitted […]

Revising Britain’s Libel Laws.

The petition has been approved and is ready to be signed – just follow the link… http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/libellaws/ (it does help if I put the bloody link in as well) To be clear about what kind of things I am advocating when I suggest that we adopt US-style libel […]