Guardian re-invents racism and sexism

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”

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Free Press?

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?”

May to Putin – dreams

A Downing Street spokesman said May had “told the president that there cannot be a normalisation of our bilateral relationship until Russia stops the irresponsible and destabilising activity that threatens the UK and its allies – including hostile interventions in other countries, disinformation and cyber-attacks – which undermine Russia’s standing in the world”. [1]

Continue reading “May to Putin – dreams”

We were wrong but Russia is responsible for us being wrong (The BBC’s correspondent on Mueller)

There is sometimes a call that people who peddle hate-speech should be “de-platformed”. We should, it is suggested, deny them the “oxygen of publicity”, which they crave. But when it comes to hating Russia and spreading false stories and myths all is open season. Strange. At least; irrational. Continue reading “We were wrong but Russia is responsible for us being wrong (The BBC’s correspondent on Mueller)”