Call To End MP’s ‘Flipping’ Scam

There were calls last night for Britain’s MPs to end the culture of ‘flipping’ where they promise the electorate one thing to get elected, and then on coming to power do something either completely different or – quite often – exactly the opposite of what they’d originally promised. ‘Up until recently,’ said one leading politicalContinue reading “Call To End MP’s ‘Flipping’ Scam”

Government Claims Recycling Success!

The British government announced today that one of its longest re-cycling schemes had been an out and out success, but that it was now appropriate to ‘call time on it’ as it was ‘all starting to look a bit silly’.‘For well over thirty years now,’ The minister for Claiming Dubious Government Successes, Julia Brown-Tongue, claimed,Continue reading “Government Claims Recycling Success!”

Learning To Love Big Brother

Somewhere in my folder of unfinished short stories is a short fragment, which is the very beginning of a sort of …. Confession, I suppose, by a torturer for some unspecified regime. The fragment is years old and I’ve never really returned to it – maybe out of some sort of fear. Fear that IContinue reading “Learning To Love Big Brother”

Is Religion A Form Of Ideology, Or Is Ideology A Form Of Religion?

The smugly religious often claim that a ‘godless’ society would never work, often pointing to those they like to claim were atheist societies: namely communism and fascism, and claiming the ‘godlessness’ of those societies was a major – if not the major – reason for their ultimate downfall. However, anything beyond a cursory glance atContinue reading “Is Religion A Form Of Ideology, Or Is Ideology A Form Of Religion?”

Big Nanny Is Watching You

Rod Liddle in The Spectator does – I think have a point about the logical consequence of an agenda driven by the liberal middle-class Left over the past 30 years, in which the common denominator is the yearning for an artificial world which is entirely risk-free. Maybe artificial isn’t quite the right word though. MyContinue reading “Big Nanny Is Watching You”

From The Archive: Health & Safety

From The Archive is a special Friday feature. It features posts from my earlier (now-deleted) blog: Stuff & Nonsense, and a few items from previous versions of A Tangled Rope, that I feel deserve reprinting here, mainly as a way of archiving them. The dates are only approximate, I’m afraid, and there is a possibilityContinue reading “From The Archive: Health & Safety”

From The Archive: The Same Freedom

From The Archive is a special Friday feature. It features posts from my earlier (now-deleted) blog: Stuff & Nonsense and a few items from previous versions of A Tangled Rope that I feel deserve reprinting here, mainly as a way of archiving them. The dates are only approximate, I’m afraid, and there is a possibilityContinue reading “From The Archive: The Same Freedom”

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