No, You Don’t Get Jailed For Calling Your Baby Adolf – Nor Joseph Or...

Worth making sure that this story is properly understood. A couple of nonecks called their baby Adolf, a couple of nonecks are heading off to jail. But they're not going to jail because they...

Men More Likely To Be Killed By Friends Or Partners Than Women

We've the annual complaint that women are being killed in droves by men - killed by their partners and isn't this a gross indictment of a patriarchal society and no doubt it's capitalism to...

But We Don’t Want To Recycle Packaging, We Want To Manage The Waste Instead

The latest bright plan form the government is going to embed into the system the utmost looniness - the idea that all packaging should be recycled. Recycling often costs more than other methods of...

There Are Stupid Ways To Measure Gender Equality – The WEF Is Using One

It's entirely and wholly true that the world doesn't have gender equality today - nor gender parity if that's how you'd prefer to put it. But there are stupid methods of trying to measure...

Obviously, Student Loans Are Government Spending And Debt – Why Wouldn’t They Be?

The Office for National Statistics has insisted that student loans should, at least partially, be counted as government spending. Further, that the accumulation of what students owe on their loans should be counted as...

Entire Drivel About Climate Change Again

Again with the perhaps this expansion of the universities was a bad idea - this time on the subject of climate change. We're presented with a statistic that has absolutely no possibility whatsoever of...

The Problem With Modern Monetary Theory – Explained For Children So MMT Enthusiasts Can...

This is a rather good explainer for children about what happens if a country decides it can get richer just by printing a lot more money. Which is, at heart, that modern monetary theory...

It’s Twue, It’s Twue, Lower Corporate Taxes Raise Corporate Innovation

This isn't a great surprise despite the number of people insistent that it doesn't happen. If you tax companies less then they innovate more. Partly perhaps because they've got more money left over with...

Brexit Petitions – Vote Early, Vote Often

A couple of petitions to the government here. Use - given the trouble the place is giving everyone at present - the usual Northern Irish advice about voting upon them. Brexit re article 50...

Yes, You’re Right, MPs Are Being Idiots Over Patisserie Valerie And Supplier Payments

There's silliness, idiocy and being an MP - that's the conclusion to draw from these complaints about the payment practices at Patisserie Valerie. For the complaint currently is that they've been paying suppliers late....

The NHS Is Ignoring Fathers As Parents

This is the complaint being made, that the National Health Service doesn't particularly think about fathers any more, preferring pap like "birthing partner" instead. This is something which can indeed be blamed upon political...

EU’s Juncker – No, Really, Juncker – Blasts Orban For Spreading Fake News

There's something about the pot calling the kettle black - undoubtedly not an allowable phrase now given the snowflakes - which seems to apply here. For The European Union's Juncker is claiming that Hungary's...

Amazon Soon To Offer Free Parrot With Every Alexa

Well, OK, this might not be what Amazon is doing, might not be what Amazon will do but there's certainly a case to be made that this is what Amazon should do - hand...

Interserve’s Bankruptcy Would Be A Delicious Gift To Taxpayers

Interserve is the latest of the outsourcing companies - like Carillion - to face financial difficulties. Quite why it's so difficult to take guaranteed payments from Government and to make a profit therefrom is...

Johnson & Johnson’s Asbestos In Talc – It’s About Better Analytical Methods

Johnson & Johnson has been found to have known about asbestos in its talcum powder products for some decades now. Our view around here, and it is only an opinion, is that the company...

Severn Bridge Tolls Scrapped – But Why Shouldn’t People Pay To Go To Wales?

The tolls on the Severn Bridges are about to be scrapped, ending an 800 year old tradition - that entering or leaving Wales be something to be paid for. Entering, well, not so much...
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