society

1984

by on March 14, 2017

This site doesn't usually comment on matters to do with state surveillance of and control of the Internet. Chiefly because the whole notion of "data [more…]

Lies from Winchester College, Hampshire, about child sexual abuse

by on February 8, 2017

A series of allegations have surfaced about a senior figure in the Church of England Evangelical movement. The allegations are that during he 1970's this [more…]

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…]