This post is about two trends in UK Society. On the one hand a childrens’ Summer Camp where games include “children wearing their pants on their head at dinner” which seems to show an attitude of lack of awareness of dignity in connection with children which hasn’t changed one jot since the 1920s. On the other hand; Operation Midland, a recent police operation in which establishment figures were investigated for grave crimes of child sexual abuse and murder – purely on the word of a single phantasist. Continue reading “Pants on your head at dinner & Operation Midland”
Journalists should be able to tell the difference between news and the story an interest group wants to tell. This isn’t just the opinion of this author. This is what journalism is. Journalists need to be able to sift through the material which comes into their inbox (Facebook messenger, whatever), proactively check as best they can, find sources other than the interest group which wants you to tell the story their way – and then put together an informed article. In particular if they draw on material from an interest group in writing the story they should alert their reader to this. Continue reading “Journalism or agitating for an interest group?”
I suppose this is the logical conclusion (at least we hope it ends here) of the new wave of ‘feminism’ being championed in The Guardian. (I put ‘feminism’ in quotation marks because I think that this kind of victim-feminism may not be the same as the original feminism of the 60s). Continue reading “A law against men?”
What is the difference between piracy and unjustified seizures? You don’t need to be a genius to know that Russia engages in unjustified seizures and Britain in legal ones. Continue reading “Unjustified and legitimate seizures of ships – a tale of two ships”
The original idea was tolerance.
But over the years the demand for tolerance has become the demand for total victory; a complete reversal. Continue reading “Guardian re-invents racism and sexism”
This is a threat from a senior police officer in the UK to journalists. The context is the leak of diplomatic cables which showed that the UK Ambassador to the USA has a low opinion of Trump and his presidency. But it could be any other leak of information from the government to the press. Continue reading “Free Press?”
What to do when people who you have never hurt in any way come out and smash you in the head with a concrete block? Continue reading “Love thy neighbour”