Monthly Archives: August 2012

Raking over the ashes

The Sunday Telegraph on Aug 26th led with the story that convicted Al Qaeda terrorists were appealing against their (UK) convictions to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg — a building I can almost see from my … Continue reading

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Dangerous consensus

Last Saturday night (or rather the first hour of Sunday) I was doing the papers review with Sunny Hundal of the leftist blog Liberal Conspiracy  on BBC Radio Five Live.  That’s the Stephen Nolan Show, although Nick Conrad was standing in … Continue reading

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Madness: A Question of definition

There was a letter in the paper today: “Dear Sir, Anders Breivik should be put to death: not to deter others, but because he deserves it”.  I am inclined to agree, but I’d add that hanging him would also be … Continue reading

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The EU: Still crazy after all these years

We all know, of course, that the EU is barking.  But sometimes, just sometimes, we come across some odd fact or snippet or report so extreme, so bizarre, that it still has the power to shock.  Something so absurd, so … Continue reading

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Sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander

There are still people who assume that anyone who questions climate orthodoxy is clearly in the pay of “Big Oil”, and receives regular brown envelopes stuffed with used notes. The truth, of course, is quite the reverse.  In his book … Continue reading

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Fun and Games on the Stephen Nolan Show

Last night (or rather, this morning — between midnight and one o’clock) I was doing the newspaper review on the Stephen Nolan Show on BBC Radio 5 Live.  The second reviewer was John Cooper QC, a left-wing barrister.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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The predictive power of a 1934 cartoon!

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