Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Mysterious Bradford Hill

The two books I mentioned ordering arrived this morning, and since it was yet another warm sunny day, I lugged them both to my favourite pub garden, ordered a beer and a hot snack, and wondered which one to start … Continue reading

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David Horowitz

In the aftermath of the 2007 UK smoking ban, my politics has shifted sharply to the right. Classic case of “a conservative is a liberal who’s been mugged.” And, boy, was I mugged! The result is that I take much … Continue reading

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Why Are These People So Controlling?

ZeroHedge: the UN now wants to tell governments of the world how to censor the internet. I wish I was kidding. From the Washington Post: On Thursday, the organization’s Broadband Commission for Digital Development released a damning “world-wide wake-up call” … Continue reading

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Is Meat Murder?

I’ve been vaguely thinking about Kerry McCarthy. Telegraph: Meat should be treated like tobacco with a public campaign to stop people eating it, Jeremy Corbyn’s new vegan shadow farming minister has suggested… In an interview with Viva!life, a magazine for … Continue reading

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The Smoking Ban Destroyed Communities, UKIP MEP Says

BBC: A UKIP MEP has told the party’s conference the ban on smoking in public places in England has “damaged more communities than the pit closures did”. At a fringe meeting about which political party best spoke for the working … Continue reading

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What Are ‘European Values’?

A line in a report in Breitbart UK on the EU migrant row set me thinking: Hollande told Mr Orban that if he did not like it, his country should leave the EU: “States that don’t respect European values should … Continue reading

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Ever Closer Union

Vaclav Klaus, writing a couple of weeks back. We, the undersigned citizens do not wish to look on in passivity, seeing our state institutions and political representatives are wasting time at this crucial hour, failing to fulfil their duty, which … Continue reading

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