Yeah , right!

Looks like ‘Basher’ Davis is getting into his stride. Only yesterday he reported as saying that he was not seeking to exploit Mr Cameron’s discomfort over the drugs issue. Today, in the Evening Standard, Basher is going to be publicly backing Sir Ian Blair’s drive to crack down […]

The not-so-liberal democrat

See if you can spot the difference between these two statements: “…the use of evidence possibly obtained by torture should be “proportional and not fixed”, so that material relating to major crimes, rather than lower level ones, may be considered.” “Each State Party shall ensure that any statement […]

The Lidless Eye of Sauron

Has anyone else noted the proliferation of frankly creepy posters emanating from government agencies of late? You know the one’s I mean, where the subtext of the poster is ‘beware, we’re watching you!” From memory, it all seemed to start with the TV Licencing Authority and their posters […]

Rogues Gallery

You come across some strange things on the net, few stranger than the ‘Heads of Government‘ online exhibition by photographer David Partner which, taking its name literally, consists of lots of artistic photographs of the heads of assorted government Ministers – although Messrs Blair, Brown and Prescott (thank […]

So is it £30 or not?

People will have to pay £30 for a stand alone identity card, Home Secretary Charles Clarke has announced. Thing is a bit later on in the Beeb’s article is says this: “The latest cost estimates come from a report compiled for the Home Office by accountancy firm KPMG, […]

Secrets and Lies?

The release of a letter, allegedly from Al Qaeda’s chief ideologue, Ayman al-Zawahiri, to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi outlining AQ’s strategy for creating a transnational Muslim susperstate has drawn a few highly sceptical reactions, noted here at Lenin’s Tomb. The overriding question seems to be whether this letter is […]

Why me?

It difficult to decide quite who is more gaff-prone at the moment, Birmingham’s very own Libidinous Democrat, John Hemming, or David Blunkett who, courtesy of an adminsitrative error has no found himself having made a private planning objection on House of Commons stationary – you’d think his staff […]

How many people does it take before it becomes wrong?

“Jean-Luc, we’re only moving six hundred people.” — Admiral Dougherty “How many people does it take before it becomes wrong? Hmm? A thousand? Fifty thousand? A million? How many people does it take, Admiral!?” — Picard Star Trek: Insurrection I first came across the story of the Chagos […]


First there was Shot by Both Sides and now it looks as though Coppersblog has bitten the dust in its present form, and all thanks to the Mail on Sunday. Regular readers of Tim Worstall’s Britblog Roundup will know that only last Sunday, Tim was congratulating the author […]

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

This is one of the most frightening pieces of video I’ve ever seen – a British Prime Minister, and worse still a Labour Prime Minister calling for more power for the Police to dispense summary justice without recourse to the courts, describing our legal system as ‘Victorian’ and […]