Yes, obviously, we find Myleene Klass just as annoying as everyone else does. She’ll attend the opening of a letter if there are cameras there to record the fact. Yes, it is indeed irritating that looks and not much more by the way of talent or worth translate into such riches. But then that’s how the world works and having grumbled we can all move onto more important matters like how to we rickle the rhubarb?…See More
There is much breathless anticipation over the naming of Harry and Meghan’s – more correctly, the Duke and Duchess of Suffolk – new baby boy. Which is odd for, as we reported a time back, we already know what the young one’s name is/will be. For he will be Earl of Dumbarton. As is between usual and likely for the first son of a Duke. True, could have been Marquis and Viscount is also theoretically possible,
But the point is we already know:
Meghan’s Baby Will Be Earl Of Dumbarton – Or Lady X – Not A Prince Or Princess
We knew that near a month ago.…See More
A slightly strange complaint here in a headline. That Harry and Meghan – variedly the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Mr. Windsor and Ms. Markle dependent upon who you want to understand is being talked about – are keeping the birth of their imminent child private. Well, yes, we’d rather hope so. The days when royal births were public occasions are thankfully long gone.
Royal superfans criticise Harry and Meghan’s ‘disappointing’ decision to keep birth private as they vow to arrive in Windsor anyway
We do rather expect that the expectant can have a little privacy these days.…See More
As we’ve pointed out before the upcoming baby from Meghan Markle and Prince Harry – or, to be more precise, from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – will not be a prince or princess. That’s a title that only reaches down the generations as far as the grandchildren of a monarch regnant. So, the grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth II are indeed princes and princesses. Or at least can be, if that’s what their parents wish them to be.…See More
In one sense this row over Shamima Begum and her British citizenship, right to reside in the UK, is mindbogglingly simple. She’s British and there’s an end to it. Government is something we Brits do to ourselves, not something we do to create outcasts.
Sure, government can and should define who gets to become a Brit. But once in then that’s it, they’re in. Lying about the process to get in can lead to losing it again, but nowt else.…See More
Can we tell what gender Harry and Meghan’s baby will be by the shape of her bump?
Part of our ever popular series of Questions In The Press We Can Answer. This being a pretty clear proof of Betteridge’s Law.
The clue being in the subhead:
You may be able to determine the gender of a baby by looking at the shape of a baby bump according to an old wives’ tale, says midwife Amanda Bude.
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 called the baby Adolf, that’s not how Britain works. Some other countries do, they have lists of approved names and you’re not allowed to register anything off that list – presumably, eventually, flouting that leading to jail time.
But as we say, that’s not here:
A neo-Nazi couple who gave their baby the middle name “Adolf” in Hitler’s honour have been jailed.
Americans should just substitute the word “diaper” here where they see “nappy.” Even with that it won’t make a great deal of sense. A sexuality expert in Australia has insisted that we should gain a baby’s consent before changing its nappy. It’s possible that we’re too rich a society if we’re now supporting someone off the economic surplus with ideas like that. And it also tells us what’s going to happen to the world of work once the robots take all the jobs.…See More
It’s difficult, in this modern world, to find something that would still exist if we were more equal. The list of things that would disappear if only the nation’s Gini Index were lower is impressive. Murder, mental health problems, even the deaths of babbies, all would just float away if only we taxed rich people more and gave the money to the lumpenproletariat.
That is, at least, the claim, and it’s being made again in The Lancet:
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Hundreds of babies are dying needlessly in England every year because their mothers smoke, drink, use drugs, or are obese, a new study suggests.