Sadiq Khan Wants The Power To Bomb London

Sadiq Khan is indeed different from certain of his coreligionists, he doesn't want to subject London to actual and real bang-bang bombing. He just wants to have as close as possible the same effect upon the housing of The...

Sir Kim Obviously Had To Go

The thing about an Ambassador is they should be a sort of interface between one country and the other. They should appear friendly to the natives, while pushing their own country's interests. All the while sending home clear intelligent...

Dear Nick Cohen – All Politics Is Like This And Always Has Been

It's perhaps a slightly jaundiced view but there's much truth in it. And we're not exactly overjoyed about it either but we don't think there's anything new in this: Party democracy is the enemy of representative democracy. Party democracy stops...

It’s Sexist To Note Theresa’s Tears

This is a useful entry in the redefinition of "sexism" stakes. For to note that men and women are different is not to be sexist. That requires also to be derogatory about that difference. And no one was being...

New Research ! Low Income People Are Working Class!

Now isn't this just the sort of thing we need a new think thank to tell us? That low income people are working class, or even that some half of low income people consider themselves to be working class. New...

Owen Jones’ Trenchant Statement Upon Antisemitism In The Labour Party

It's about time and excellent, of course, to see Owen Jones taking on that disgusting failure of civilised behaviour which is the entrenched antisemitism in the Labour Party: What Labour members think matters. Their party will be in government. They...

The Truth About Kim Darroch

Sadly all of this has become grist to the mill not only of the leadership election itself but also to the plotting about who will get what jobs afterwards. So, perhaps a simple guide to what Kim Darroch should...

Gee, Math Is Hard – Mitch McConnell’s Folk Owned Slaves

Here's one of those puzzlers. Why would you think that Mitch McConnell's folk din't own slaves? His folks are indeed long time southerners so you would sorta expect that somewhere down the line there were some slave holders, no? ...

Why Zuckerberg Refused To Give Evidence To Parliament – Why Bother With The British?

Damian Collins is getting all hot under the collar about people not thinking he's quite as important as he thinks he is. For Collins wants to make sure that anyone asked to come and give evidence to a Commons...

So Now The Word Tinker Is Racist, Is It?

We can, I think, agree that any official use of the word "Gyppo" or the like would be considered racist in these modern times. But that doesn't mean that a word which has negative connotations must also be racist....

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A Fascinating Little Study Of Evolution In Action

Republished from The Conversation. As biologists explore the variation across the genomes of living people, they’ve found evidence of evolution at work. Particular variants of...