Category Archives: Health & Safety

Everywhere in Chains

It’s Sod’s Law, I suppose, that has given us the greyest, wettest day of the summer for the Stony Stratford uprising: the greatest of respect to all those involved for defending our real interests. Courtesy of Man Widdicombe, Dick Puddlecote … Continue reading

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The complicity of the compliance industry

A few days ago, I wrote about the train-wreck that is Southern Cross and used it as an example of the serious damage that is being inflicted on some of Britain’s essential services – and the taxpayers’ pockets – by … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall: No 9 in an occasional series

The Daily Telegraph reports that a Warwickshire primary school has reprimanded two seven year-old boys for playing at being soldiers. According to the article: Teachers broke up the imaginary classroom shoot-out and contacted the youngsters’ parents, warning them that such … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall: No 6 in an occasional series

Here’s another in my little series documenting the terminal decline of once-great Britain. If you recall, this was the country that built a vast empire thanks to the intrepid, enterprising fearlessness and stiff upper lip of the British chap. Even … Continue reading

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Longbow Practice*

From today’s Daily Telegraph: Police officers and firefighters will not be prosecuted for breaking health and safety laws by putting their lives on the line, the Crown Prosecution Service said yesterday. Officers carrying out “heroic acts” without regard to their … Continue reading

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Spot the Difference 2

In the red corner, we have this story of a young woman left brain-damaged and dependent upon others for the rest of her life. Her injury was allegedly caused by a two-hour delay assembling a police escort to accompany the … Continue reading

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Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable*

Eight months ago, Oxfordshire County Council (OCC) needed to find a saving of £600,000 from its annual budget. They weighed up the pros and cons and after a brief consultation with themselves over tea and a chocolate biccy, they decided … Continue reading

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Prohibition

We are reaching the point where it is more difficult to obtain perfectly legal goods than it is to buy illegal drugs. It really has come to something that it is now more dangerous to put a little salt on … Continue reading

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Decline and Fall: No 2 in an occasional series

Surely, only the British could dream up a 7,350-word terms and conditions document for people wanting to buy a ticket to watch a bit of a hop, skip and a jump? If you insist on subscribing to this burgeoning, kill-joy … Continue reading

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green: (adj) lacking sophistication or worldly experience; naive; easily duped or deceived; gullible.

In the name of weaning ourselves off ‘evil oil’ to ‘protect the environment’ and combat global warming, climate change, global climate disruption, climate challenges we’ve taken a number of questionable steps. In Britain, we’ve introduced what must be the world’s … Continue reading

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