American Birds Being Killed By Neonicotinoids – Maybe

I know I'm supposed to believe in this science stuff and generally I do. But I do like to see more than just a...

A Particularly Idiot Claim About Scottish Independence

There are any number of idiot claims about Scottish Independence of course. They wish to go therefore we should prevent them from doing so...

Let’s Kill The Teachers’ Unions

Vox treats us to a proposal for significant reform of the american K12 education system. Sadly, it doesn't include the one grand reform that...

An At Least Partially Serious Question About Full Employment

Simple question on which your opinion is sought. The government will have a choice this winter between two macroeconomic policies it can pursue. It...

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The Price Of A Life

Matthew Parris almost gets this right. He's talking about the price of a life, something we've got to take note of. Because, as we...

Ilkley’s Bathing River Is Nothing To Do With Bathing

The idea that we might have river beaches that are clean enough for people to bathe from seems uncontroversial. Except, of course, it isn't,...

Well, OK, But…

From our Swindon Correspondent: The only thing we all know is that a 66% drop in people working away from home will have a negative...

This Is Just Disgusting About Modern Journalism

How could people act in this manner? “It’s possible that I’m more sensitive to the editorial process due to my background in public radio, where...

Seems Sensible To Me This Endometriosis Study

A widely criticised peer-reviewed study that measured the attractiveness of women with endometriosis has been retracted from the medical journal Fertility and Sterility. The study,...

More Nonsense About Scottish Independence

We do in fact know how to gain Scottish independence - let the English vote on it. Given that most would be just delighted...

The Problem with Consultations

From our Swindon Correspondent: From Trinity College Dublin   Trinity has begun planting wildflower meadows on College Green after thousands of students, staff and members of the public...

The Prediction of Demolition Man

From our Swindon Correspondent: (this may contain spoilers, so go and find the movie and watch it if you haven't already. Demolition Man is a 1993 Dystopian...

4 years after the referendum: was Brexit the better choice?

With an ever-widening chasm between member states and economic disaster on the horizon, it has become increasingly clear that Brexit is now an unavoidable...

But People Like Holidays

We have the usual blindness of the expert here. Which is to be expert in one field and never bother to look up and...

Calories on Menus

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From our Swindon Correspondent: There's some talk going around about the idea of restaurants having to, by law, put calories on menus. So, why? What's the...

Introducing The Concept Of Terror Capitalism

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We can - and should - applaud the attempted reach here. For we've the coining of a new concept, terror capitalism, and the definition...

The Inventor Of Country By Country Reporting Denies It

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This is almost three times before the cock crows stuff. Richard Murphy is, as he'll insist to anyone who stands still long enough to...
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