What’s The Brexit Process – No, Not The Brexit Deal, The Brexit Process?

So, what actually is the Brexit process? No, not what is the deal on offer - terrible, obviously - but what is the process that anything agreed has to go through? It looks like this is all long enough that, well, no second referendum...

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When Will Our Racist Society Produce Make Up For The Melanin Enhanced?

A complaint from The Guardian - when will this racist, no doubt patriarchal and misogynist society we inhabit produce makeup suitable for the melanin enhanced among us? The answer being that we already do and also, that we've got the system in place to determine whether we need to...

Hypocrisy Over Hillary – Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email

We're about to have the most gorgeous frenzy of utter hypocrisy over in the US. For it seems that Ivanka Trump has been using personal email to communicate with people in the White House and Administration. This breaking one of those American rules, that all such communications should be...

The Simple Carlos Ghosn Explanation – Allegedly. American Pay In Japan

Carlos Ghosn has been arrested in Japan, we expect him to get fired on Thursday from Nissan and associated companies so, what the hell just happened here? We rather need some nice and simple explanation for us dullards out here. Exact allegations, well, go plough through whatever it is...

Which? Swings And Whiffs On Black Friday Sales Prices – Of Course They’re Lower...

Which? is the magazine - and website - of the Consumers Association. They also appear to operate a nice little affiliate buying site. Go for the reviews, buy the product through the links, they gain a commission. But, you know, why not leverage a brand? However, they also seem not...

Boris Johnson Could Be PM – Thus Knives Out Over £300k Lost On Water...

A useful way to tell how feeble people think Theresa May's hold on being Prime Minister is is to see who is slagging off Boris Johnson and why. Thus this attention being paid to the £300,000 he wasted while London Mayor on buying and importing some water cannon which...
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Socialists Keep The Faith At Denver Conference

Clearly my events radar isn't as good as it should be for I hadn't known that the Democratic Socialists of America were having a conference in Denver. Yet it does appear to be so: Socialists keep the faith at Denver conference Even The Guardian is making fun of them: The most common...

Why Wouldn’t You Know – And Want To Know Why – Wombat Poo Is...

Having discussed politics already today time to turn to a subject less disgusting and more fragrant - wombat poo. The most notable feature of which is that it's cube shaped, even near cubic. This not being one of the shapes we often see in nature and really not that...

The Flexible Right To Buy? – Thatchers Vision?

• UK has the second-largest social housing sector in the EU, and over half of tenants in the sector want to own their own home. • The Right to Buy works for some, but some social tenants live in expensive properties which they cannot afford to buy. • Almost 700,000...

Apple’s Tim Cook Entirely Right On Tech Regulation – Politicians Won’t Leave That Much...

Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, has said that further regulation of the tech companies is inevitable - he's entirely correct in this. The task though is to understand why such further regulation of tech is inevitable and there rational views can differ. It might be because they're big...

Paul Gascoigne Charged With Sexual Assault By Touching Following Train Incident

Watching Gazza fail has been almost- almost - as bad as watching the decline of George Best those decades before. The latest installment in the saga has been that Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexual assault. This follows an incident on a train back on August 20th, the...

To Entirely Misunderstand Brexit – The Guardian, Of Course

Note that this is The Guardian itself misunderstanding. John Harris can often enough grasp the wrong end of that stick but his piece is, while wrong, in my view at least defensible. The headline though, as things work that's provided by The Guardian, not the journo under it. Brexit is...

Binge Drinkers Move To Cold Climates To Indulge

Given current standards of science journalism this is how the finding that people in cold climate binge drink more might be reported - that binge drinkers move to cold climates. The distinctions between correlation, cause and effect, not being something that the arts graduates who write our national newspapers...

To Explain The Secret Of Dan Brown’s Novels Like The Da Vinci Code

Dan Brown's novels - The Da Vinci Code, Angels And Demons, that sort of stuff - attract more than their share of petulant sniffs from the literate. Complaints of absurd plots, clunky prose, cardboard characters from those who insist that they really do know how to write. We'd not,...

But The Oil Price Isn’t Controlled By Three Men – Not Even Three Companies...

We have a rather blood curdling assertion from Bloomberg that three men now control the oil price. The only problem with this is that sure, Bin Salman, Putin and Trump have influence but the idea that they control the price is ludicrous.Two of them are more controlled by it,...

From The Annals Of Idiot Facebook Business Ideas – They Should Charge For It

This is concerning Facebook itself of course, not the idiot nephew's idea of delivering meat flavoured ice cream via the Facebook accounts that dogs don't have. It's still a pretty silly idea though, based on a complete misunderstanding of how Facebook currently makes money: To save itself, Facebook must start...

How Disgusting, Justice Coming To Campus Sex Trials Via Betsy DeVos

This is distinctly shocking, Betsy DeVos is pushing through rules that will have actual justice, civil liberty, involved with the investigation of sexual allegations on campus. This wasn't the point at all of all that work done so diligently over the decades. If actual evidence must be presented, if...

Following Chinese Breakthrough Fusion Power Only 50 Years Away*

Chinese researchers have managed a breakthrough in the pursuit of fusion power - that promise of cheap, near unlimited and non polluting energy. This means that proper commercial reactors might only be as near as only 50 years away*. China has claimed a breakthrough in the race to develop cheap,...