BBC ‘impartiality’: the latest instalment

Well folks, here we go again. Just days after the BBC management caved in to the complaints of some well-known BAME shouters who did not like the fact that a ‘person of colour’ had been censured for breaching impartiality in her presenting role – Naga Munchetty – we get further evidence of the BBC’s version …

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UK democracy: a law of unintended consequences?

What we now apparently have in the UK is government by the courts. The ruling of the Supreme Court this week (24/9/19) has, in effect, ruled that we no longer have a constitutional monarchy and that courts can overturn the decisions of the government. According to the judgment handed down yesterday, the Queen’s Order in …

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Greta at the UN: right as rain, or snowed under?

Anyone watching Greta Thunberg’s latest exhortation dressing-down to the world at the UN (23 September 2019) in New York would be entirely right to be worried about her mental and emotional wellbeing. I’m sure I am not the only observer to have raised concerns about her vulnerability in recent months. What we saw on our …

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Greta Thunberg – eco-prodigy or vulnerable child?

It’s amazing, isn’t it, how so many of today’s children seem to be convinced that they are somehow superior to all generations who have come before them?  There is a sub-section of kids out there who are being manipulated by the media's obsession with human-made climate change, plus their parents and some teachers, into protesting …

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Losing your job because of your religious beliefs: some are clearly more equal than others?

Are you worried about people losing their jobs because of what they believe and say about it?  Maybe it doesn’t matter as long as it’s only Christians who lose their jobs after expressing their beliefs. Last month we saw the Australian rugby player Israel Folau sacked because he would not retract a social media post …

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School climate strikes: easy virtue in school hours

I see that virtue signalling has now spread to our school children.  Thousands are apparently so moved by the state of the planet that they have taken to striking from school on occasional Fridays. I wonder how many would turn up for a 9am climate strike on a Sunday morning instead of going to football? …

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“Period poverty” in the UK: blood, hyperbole and tears

  It's not difficult to be overwhelmed by some of the awful problems the UK is facing at the moment, is it?  Let's think: .....Brexit....child abuse investigations....social media effects on mental health....increasing attacks on the traditional family and 'old fashioned' values....cultural manipulation in our schools....insufficient funding for the police....rocketing knife crime....drugs....need I go on? Well, …

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‘Relationships’ education and ‘health’ education in UK primary schools: activism in disguise

Our UK government is determined to address the health of our school children.  All sounds good, doesn't it?  We all want the best mental and physical health for our offspring, surely? But guess what?  'Health' education now includes 'LGBT issues'.  Who knew? This puts me in mind of George Orwell, who came up with 'newspeak' …

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