Ed West: Drooling Imbecile

Attempts to defend Nadine Dorries in public are, for fairly obvious reasons, few and far between but even by the usual piss-poor standards of the DDA (Dorries Defence Association), Ed West’s recent missive at the Telegraph lowers the bar for drooling imbecility: If you ever wonder how human […]

Won’t you fuck off, Reg Bailey

As most people should be aware, the Bailey Review into the ‘commercialisation and sexualisation of childhood’ was published today under the title ‘Letting Children Be Children‘ and it’s already spawned a few notable commentaries. If the review interests you at all then I’d suggest you start with Dr […]

Sex Education, Churnalism and 10 Yetis – A Cornucopia of Crap

If you visited the BBC News website late last week then you have have seen this story prominently featured in its education news section: Many parents ‘oppose school sex education for children’ More than half of parents do not think sex education should be taught to children in […]

Abstinence makes the brain go softer

I was originally going to fisk the speech Nadine Dorries gave in introducing her ten minute rule bill on the mandatory teaching of abstinence to 13-16 year old girls, but much of what needs to be said can be readily covered using her pseudo-blog post on the same […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Honourable Fucknet for Bedworth

As was amply demonstrated during the debate on the abortion amendments to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, the Conservative Party has more than its fair share of mouth-breathing morons festering away on its backbenches but for sheer unadulterated fucknuttery even Nadine Dorries struggles to live down to […]

Pseudoscience – not a valid educational choice

Anyone who’s passionate about science, as I am, cannot help but be seriously concerned by the growing extent to which anti-scientific ideas, and the groups and organisations that promote them, are increasingly creeping into public life and attracting mainstream political support. While it’s easy to ridicule the purveyors […]

Raging Bull

It was, perhaps, inevitable that Iain Dale and Derek Draper would end up trying to settle their differences by two falls, a submission or a knock-out. It’s just rather a pity that they chose to make their first major set-to, over the BBC’s decision to ditch Carol Thatcher […]