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 […]

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 […]

In defence of David Fergusson

Tom Chivers is something of a rare beast; a Daily Telegraph journalist who is both scientifically literate and honest enough to offer a critical commentary on articles appearing in his own newspaper. As such, I was pleased to see Tom weighing in on the subject of Nadine Dorries’ […]

Women have a right to know

… the truth about Nadine Dorries’s latest anti-abortion campaign. Yes, I know I should be getting on with fixing up the Ministry but an issue has arisen that merits my attention, namely Nadine Dorries’ latest attack on women’s abortion rights: A cross-party alliance of MPs will launch a […]

Quackogeddon Begins

Everything is explained here and full guidance is covered here, now let’s get straight down to business… I should perhaps note that I do have a very particular and vehement loathing of people who exploit the otherwise perfectly natural fears and anxieties that parents have in regards to […]

Mad Mel, Abortion and the Liars for Jeebus Club

“Melanie Phillips” and “abortion”. Words that really shouldn’t appear in the same sentence unless that sentence also includes the words ‘time machine”. For the record, Mad Mel’s taken to fulminating against the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, with all her usual lack of charm and self-awareness, over […]

Pseudoscience and the Domodedovo Bombing

If anyone’s unsure as I why I put so much time and effort into chasing down the evidence from the DWP’s failed trial of Nemesysco’s pseudoscientific ‘voice risk analysis’ system then the simple juxtaposition of these two articles should explain things very nicely: Article 1 Domodedovo International Airport’s […]

Rape Statistics – What can we rely on?

Before we get into this properly, there’s a bit of background information I need to share with so you’ll understand, fully, how and why this article came to be written, what – exactly – I’m trying to achieve here. The origins of this article lie in a three-way […]

The Irish Annals of Quackery

To quote the late Cyril Fletcher, I’m indebted to the Irish edition of the Independent newspaper for this article, which provide a perfect opportunity to examine and expose both the deceptive character of alt-med quackery and the ease with which it rook the unwary into paying over large […]

Does Dorries know whose ‘research’ she’s promoting?

Yesterday I ran through the ‘plethora’ of evidence that’s being promoted by Nadine Dorries in the mistaken belief that it establishes a causal connection between abortion and subsequent mental health problems experienced by women who’ve undergone an elective abortion. In the process I also introduced you, perhaps for […]