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The Psychologists

A month or two back somebody emailed me some links to Jordan Peterson, a Canadian professor or psychology. He’s apparently well thought of in conservative circles, for resisting some daft new politically-correct language rules that his university was trying to … Continue reading

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Cultural Degradation

From Nisaki:man: The number of smokers in Greece has decreased over the last five years, however, the non-implementation of a smoking ban in enclosed public places has irritated the public, which calls it “cultural degradation,” writes European affairs website euractiv.com. … Continue reading

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My Way or the Highway

Caught in passing: …the celebrity signalled her distaste for the preferences and habits of the vast majority of ordinary Britons when asked: “what law would you change if you could?”. Responding, the millionaire vegetarian stated: “I would make smoking illegal and … Continue reading

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The Department for Exiting the EU

I’ve not been following Brexit particularly closely. The way I see it, the British people may want to leave the EU, but the British political class do not want to leave. They’ve been absolutely wedded to the EU for the … Continue reading

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How Plans Become Prisons

I was watching a documentary on YouTube about Colditz castle last night. It was a castle in Germany that was used during WW2 as a prison for POWs who had tried to escape from other less secure  camps. It was … Continue reading

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The Death of Convivial Society

Society – convivial society – died in Britain on 1 July 2007. Since that day, Britain has been a sort of prison in which all pub landlords and bartenders have been co-opted to be unpaid prison wardens. I came across … Continue reading

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No More Doctor’s Orders

What is the optimum size for a state? That rather Socratic question came to mind this morning as I considered the Catalonian crisis, which rumbled on over the weekend with approaching one million demonstrators on the streets of Barcelona. Eight … Continue reading

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