Canadians Not Quite Getting The Point Of Free Speech

The basic idea of free speech should be simple enough for people to grasp. Peeps get to say what they want to say. We do indeed then bring in a couple of restrictions. No, by lying, trashing the reputation...

The Church Of England Is Apparently Transphobic

This is the implication of the musing upon those who transition within marriage. That they haven't in fact become newly male or female, but remain in their original gender. Which is, of course, transphobia by the standards of some...

GoFundMe Bans Israel Folau’s Outrageous Homophobia And Gay Hate

Isn't this just such a lovely example of today's liberal public settlement? If you are guilty of wrongthink then you're banned from using the usual societal tools. Even, banned from using the tools which many use to establish, in...

Owen Jones On The Misogyny Of Mark Field – Yes, But When Did We...

Owen Jones tells us that Mark Field is simply the misogyny of society writ small upon the stage: But this whole incident is a chilling reminder of the intersection of misogyny, Trumpian contempt for dissent and class privilege that blights...

Landing A Plane On Mont Blanc – But Which Law Has Been Broken?

A fun little illustration of why the fully planned and regulated society doesn't in fact work. Because the bureaucrats doing the planning and regulation simply aren't able to think through all the things that humans might do: Police pursue men...

2SLGBTQQIA – Why Not Just Say Peeps?

A report from Canada about missing indigenous women. Which contains this that I've not seen before: 2SLGBTQQIA. Which does rather beg the question, what the heck's that about? Eh? The background is that there is concern over the number of...

The British Government’s New Masturbation Prevention System

This is the new age verification system that the British government has devised for access to pornography. Or, as we can and probably should put it, the new masturbation prevention system. Quite why it is necessary to reduce the amount...

Modern Slavery Act – 4 Years Old, Investigations Are Rising

Isn't this just one of the great surprises of our time? Record numbers of children exploited as 'modern slaves' by criminal gangs, say police I thought Tommy Robinson was covering the trials where we were banging that sort up? Record numbers...

Washington Monthly – It’s Ideology That Explains Islamic Terror Attacks

This is what we must rather assume at least if we are to take seriously the argument on offer here. When a young disturbed white guy goes and shoots a people or two at a synagogue it's ideology itself,...

It’s Possible That John Warboys Is Being Unfairly Victimised Here

There's a basic assumption in our justice and judicial system that once you've done the time for your crime then that's that. We also have a similar presumption over things like double jeopardy. This is a presumption though, not...

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From Botticelli’s Studio Still Means The Painting’s Not An Original

Pity the poor headline writer at the Independent, one of those who did English at uni rather than gaining a generally rounded education by...