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Synthetic outrage over Trump’s temporary ban on entry to the US

by on January 31, 2017

Trump has instituted 3 bans:

i. The US Syrian refugee resettlement programme is permanently suspended

ii. The overall US refugee resettlement programme is suspended for [more…]

The BBC arrogates court powers to itself

by on January 24, 2017

The BBC (a sort of huge local authority whose main purpose is to promote its own existence) has been responding to a change in the [more…]

What happened to social solidarity (1)?

by on January 21, 2017

This is an article in the Guardian about how hard it is for people claiming Housing Benefit to get a private rental property.

The premise is correct. [more…]

Liberal democracy under challenge.

by on November 13, 2016

Following Trump's victory in the US Presidential elections the Guardian has been full of articles by concerned columnists about what a disaster this is. Dark days of [more…]

Keep up Mrs May

by on November 13, 2016

A couple of days ago Downing Street branded Mr Farage, interim head of the UK Independence Party and chief architect of Britain's unfortunate demise from [more…]

Exaggerated claims about autism study

by on October 26, 2016

This will be the first of a series of articles on 'fake science'. The current academic/scientific community works with the media to promote claims about [more…]