What Really Drives The Bastards Batty

The cliche is that it's personal ambition that propels most politicians. Unfortunately, I think it's true, at least for the biggest of them. What really drives most of them round the twist is not failing to get their policies...

Google’s Think Tank Support – Bribery Or Blackmail?

The tech companies such as Google pay significant sums of money to varied think tanks and pressure groups. The aim of all this is obviously to influence the law about what Google may or may not do. There's really...

Congratulations to Venezuela – Socialism In An Empty Country

It's remarkable how attempts to build socialism seem to end up in an empty country, isn't it? It's almost as if the system is one that actual humans don't like very much. Which couldn't be possible in the slightest...

It’s Not What Macron Says, It’s Who He Says It To

Emmanuel Macron is apparently telling us all that French - that largely unintelligible series of grunts - is and should remain a world language. This is held to be some sort of hypocrisy given that his English is pretty...

Nationalised Network Rail Screws Up The East Coast Line – Therefore All Trains Must...

Chris Grayling has decided to take the East Coast franchise back into government ownership. Seems an entirely sensible thing to do. Someone who leases such an asset screws up then why not take it off them according to that...

Donating To A Politician’s Favourite Charity Buys – Well, Guess, What?

Not really a great surprise to those who have watched their fair share of Mafia movies. Donate to my favourite charity and I'll - but here it's the rather more respectable donations to a politician's favourite causes: Tax-exempt lobbying: Corporate...

So, Off You Go And Create Your Own Nobel Prizes Then

We have a nice example of the standard left wing perniciousness here with this complaint that the Nobels have to be changed because reasons. The pernicity being that instead of doing the honourable thing - go off and create...

To Fight Uber Bill De Blasio Hands Uber Monopoly Profits – Sigh

It's quite obvious that there's a parallel universe over there in progressive circles, where aims and goals are entirely different from anything actual human beings desire or demand. There's a much greater problem though, there isn't any different economics...

The Revolving Doors of Failing Prison Reform  

On the 6th of March, Justice Secretary David Gauke delivered his first major speech on prison reform at the Royal Society of Arts in London. Previously the minister for Work and Pensions, Gauke replaced David Lidington during the last...

The Insignificance Of Labour’s Worker Equity Fund Proposal

Would be socialists and redistributionists are just clapping their hands with glee at this idea from John McDonnell. Companies with more than 250 employees should be putting 10% of equity into a fund that would go to the workers....

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EU To End Daylight Savings Time – 0.02% Of Britons Voted...

It's entirely possible to argue that this really isn't the way to run a continent. The European Union is advancing plans to fix daylight...