The Appalling Truth That 38% Of Private Tenants Are Low Income

We're clearly being urged to think of this as an outrage. That 38% of people renting in the private sector are on low incomes. How could this be so? What malfeasance of the capitalist plutocrats causes such a disaster? The...

A Very Silly Argument About Farming And Vegetarianism In The Telegraph

It's not the summer holidays so we've not got the day release kids writing the papers as yet. So it's difficult to understand how this piece managed to make it into the paper. The argument is that since early...

To Answer The Guardian About Mediocre Students At Oxford – Polly Toynbee

The Guardian asks us about mediocre students getting into Oxbridge to which the correct response is Polly Toynbee. The background to this is that scandal over in the US where people paid to allow their children to cheat on...

Sycofantasy

As the digital-native Millennials enter the workforce, frictions are emerging. Their loose arrangement with time-keeping, insistence that their jobs must have “meaning”, and their desire for mentoring is proving a challenge for their Gen X bosses, who just wanted someone...

Dictatorship Tourism – Amazingly The Observer Doesn’t Mention Cuba

That we might not take our summer hols in places where the local population are oppressed by the government seems a reasonable enough take on moral values. It's not something we have to agree with, not something we have...

Doesn’t The Telegraph Have Editors Any More?

As we all know we're dreadfully threatened by the fake news that can turn up on Facebook and the like. But given the performance of the legacy press there's not much they've got to crow about. Take this for example: Kennel...

The Editorial Calling For Bringing Back The KKK And Hanging The Democrats

There is some muttering about an editorial in a small town newspaper in the US. It is very much a small newspaper in a small town and the views expressed are not of the most progressive and liberal kind....

Owen Jones Doesnt Understand British Business or Minimum Wages

Young Owen went head to head with Brexiteer Tim Martin over the wages he pays his J.D Wetherspoon staff. J.D Wetherspoon has over 700 pubs across the UK employing 1000's of people. Does young Owen not understand that if...

Owen Jones Wants Us To Throw £10 Billion A Year At His Mates

Owen Jones is not one known for thinking through his plans for the world - not known for acknowledging extant reality in them in fact. So it is with this latest solution of his, the one that imposes censorship...

Of Course African Soldiers Got Lower WWII Pay Than European

The latest exemplar of how racist and colonialist we all were back then is that Black African soldiers received less pay than White European ones in the various British armed forces in World War II. Well, yes, this is...

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A Simple Green Tax – Full VAT on Domestic Fuel

Energy production pollutes, therefore it is green to attempt to reduce consumption. Domestic heating accounts for 17% of UK CO2 output and as a...