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This site has been archived

I (the editor) have found that I don’t have time to maintain it or to write the sort of in-depth feature articles I would like to write. Therefore the site has been archived for the foreseeable future. Here are a few sites which are regularly maintained and which you might be interested in: Craig Murray […]

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Review: The Therapy Industry – Paul Maloney

This is a review of Paul Maloney’s book criticising the Therapy Industry. Maloney is a practising clinical psychologist. His criticisms of therapy are those of someone who is engaged in clinical practice in the NHS. This grounding makes for a different kind of criticism than the kind based on cultural analysis, for example, that of […]

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Towards the Horizon – Emil Gataullin

This is a book of the photographs of Russian photographer Emil Gataullin. Emil Gataullin came to public attention after he won the Alfred Fried Awards competition in 2014 with a photograph of two boys upside down on a swing. This photograph is included in the book. Emil¬†Gataullin is based in Moscow where he works as […]

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Officious – Josie Appleton

For several years Appleton has been documenting the ever-increasing reach of petty bureaucracy in the UK. She has focussed on several areas including: ‘Safeguarding’ and the notorious ‘Criminal Records Checks’ (now re-branded as ‘DBS’ checks), excesses of local authority litter enforcement officers, the introduction of ‘Public Space Protection Orders’, controls on photography, and many other […]

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Fake youth projects

The editor of this site had a meeting the other day with the manager of a Youth Project in Oxford (Rose Hill youth club). The idea was to discuss the possibility of the editor helping the youth project to run some photography workshops over the Summer. The meeting/interview lasted about 30 minutes. 20 minutes was […]

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Skirpal – which came first, the ‘training manual’ or the door-knob?

The British government case that Russia was responsible for the poisoning by “Novichok” of ex Russian spy Sergey Skripal and his daughter initially relied on the argument that Russia had the “means, the intent and the motive” to do it and thus must have done it. The public was also told that the substance had […]

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The Nazi bullet

I read somewhere, I don’t know if it’s true, that when the Nazis executed someone they sent their family a bill for the bullet. In this country if you get a DBS check (an administrative procedure which allows employers in many sectors to bypass the terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, and, in some […]

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