Category Archives: Liberty

One law for some

            Ministers have abandoned an inquiry into the rise of secretive Sharia councils that deal in Islamic justice – because the Muslim courts refused to help. The failure of the Ministry of Justice probe has … Continue reading

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The BBC – actively stifling dissent

Apparently, this story is sourced from the Daily Telegraph but I’m unable to find it online. The Daily Mail’s version doesn’t make too much sense but it does appear to suggest that the long-awaited review of the BBC’s science output … Continue reading

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The new untouchables

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has issued a report on the failings of Castlebeck’s Winterbourne View Hospital following the exposé broadcast by the BBC’s Panorama programme. Unsurprisingly, it concludes that there ‘was a “systemic failure to protect people” by the … Continue reading

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21st Century Love Story

Your eyes meet across the crowded room. You turn away. Moments pass – you glance again. She smiles. Love’s dance has begun. “I have to go.” “Can I give you a lift?” You pull up outside her block. There’s an … Continue reading

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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 Freedom Fighters of Stony Stratford

I am not a smoker and have never been a smoker. However, as somebody who places liberty above most else, I’ve never believed that the world should be fashioned entirely in one image – as such, I abhor the petty … Continue reading

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Another day, another ban

Police are hoping to stop a group of off-licences in Leicester city centre selling the strong and notoriously cheap alcohol favoured by street drinkers. Eight shops have been identified as regular destinations for alcoholics attracted by booze on sale for … Continue reading

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Pot and kettle

                          Speaking at a conference in Paris, Clegg said the phone-hacking scandal that prompted Rupert Murdoch to close Britain’s biggest selling Sunday newspaper, the News of the World, … Continue reading

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Under the radar

A number of commenters are suggesting that the News of the World story is a distraction that has been, or will be, appropriated by the politicians to divert our gaze from something more unpalatable. Maybe. One rather important event that … Continue reading

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Another turn of the screw

What a great photograph! During a family gathering a few nights ago, we were reminiscing about travelling through Europe in the fairly recent past and describing how intimidating many of the European police forces seemed to be, bearing sidearms and … Continue reading

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