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On the function and purpose of an inquest

January 9, 2014 at 10:39 pm 0 comments

Neither justice nor public confidence has been served by the costly three month inquest into Mark Duggan’s death. Part of the problem is that the inquest has been used as the vehicle for an examination of matters more appropriate, at least in cases like these, to the criminal process. TheRead More

A squalid display of prejudice

A squalid display of prejudice

January 7, 2014 at 10:18 am 0 comments

Most of us celebrated the 12 days of Christmas as a time to exercise peace and love. At the Wren church of St James’s Church, Piccadilly, in London, they used the festival to demonstrate prejudice and hatred. The vicar and church council erected a replica of Israel’s security fence asRead More

ObamaCare: a word of warning from Britain

ObamaCare: a word of warning from Britain

December 20, 2013 at 11:54 am 0 comments

In light of the ongoing ObamaCare debacle, it can be interesting to see how a state-run national health system free for all, like Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) – Obama’s favourite model -, has failed to deliver. The UK is one of the few countries in the world – mostlyRead More

Education and higher standards

Education and higher standards

December 17, 2013 at 10:11 am 0 comments

Should schools employ only teachers who are qualified? Here “qualified” means attending university and gaining a bachelor of education degree. If Nick Clegg gets his way, no unqualified teachers will be eligible to work in any of our state schools, including so-called free schools. Mr Clegg argues that a professionalRead More

Euthanasia, Belgium and the slippery slope

Euthanasia, Belgium and the slippery slope

November 28, 2013 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

The slippery slope argument is rightly regarded a logical fallacy, but a prediction based on sound reasoning is far from irrational. As if to prove the accuracy of predictions once widely dismissed as slippery slope fallacies, the Belgian Senate Committee has voted 13 to 4 in favour of allowing euthanasiaRead More

Socialism and our toxic loans

Socialism and our toxic loans

November 12, 2013 at 10:02 am 0 comments

“FOUR legs good, two legs bad,” was the slogan coined by the communist animal dictatorship in George Orwell’s Animal Farm. The obvious unfairness of the slogan is because it takes no account of the conduct of either two-legged creatures or four-legged ones. It is simply a matter of whether youRead More

More serviceable dupes

More serviceable dupes

November 4, 2013 at 1:49 pm 0 comments

In my last post I made the following observation about professionals who agitate for the substantial lowering, if not outright abolition, of the age of consent. “To normalise the abnormal, there should be a ready supply of ‘useful idiots’. These are the journalists and quasi-intellectuals that can be relied on toRead More

Destigmatising paedophilia

Destigmatising paedophilia

October 31, 2013 at 1:41 pm 0 comments

After certain press criticism and a productive online backlash in the blogosphere, the American Psychiatric Association is performing a gratifying volte-face in its use of the term sexual “orientation” for paedophilia. In its fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V), the American Psychiatric Association (APA) has distinguishedRead More

Perils of hyperovulation

Perils of hyperovulation

July 12, 2013 at 7:40 pm 0 comments

Describing the process of becoming biological mother to at least two children she will never herself nurture or rear, a former Californian college student, Leah Campbell, highlights the perils of hyperovulation. In a naive yet candid account, she describes the pleasure of having passed the “pre-screenings with flying colours” and her hopesRead More

Presumed consent to organ harvesting

Presumed consent to organ harvesting

July 4, 2013 at 7:50 pm 0 comments

Wales is now the first country in the United Kingdom to enforce a system of presumed consent to use of a person’s organs for transplant. The introduction of this legislation has set a dangerous precedent for the UK. Interestingly it was assisted by supine ‘faith leaders’ whose nauseating appeasement of oppressiveRead More