The Strange Death of British Liberalism

The resignation of Tim Farron as Leader of the Liberal Democrats comes at the end of an election in which his thoughts on gay sex marred a week or more of campaigning. Far too much in an election campaign of only seven weeks. Once an old interview of Tim Farron squirming his way around the… Continue reading The Strange Death of British Liberalism

Victoria, Australia to start teaching ‘male privilege’ in schools

Victoria, Australia is planning to start a compulsory course in primary and secondary schools on ‘respectful relationships’. An honourable goal, and possibly necessary right now. However, it instantly falls over itself and is destined to fail. It does contain some excellent material, about laws, UN Resolutions, and laws of countries other than Australia, as well… Continue reading Victoria, Australia to start teaching ‘male privilege’ in schools

ECRI (EU) gently suggests restricting the press, UK gov’t responds accordingly

The European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance conducts a report every 5 years on the state of hate crime laws, the media, politicians, society with regards to racism and intolerance. The UK has had the “honour” of having its next report. Most of it is a fairly mundane overview of laws, stats, and such. The… Continue reading ECRI (EU) gently suggests restricting the press, UK gov’t responds accordingly

Labour Party becomes tyrannical

The Labour Party NEC has been declared in its right to decide what arbitrary cut off date to impose on its members in the upcoming leadership election. They decided 12 January 2016. Anyone joining after that date does not have the right to vote in the upcoming leadership election, unless they spent £25 extra between… Continue reading Labour Party becomes tyrannical

Erdogan’s Unconstitutional Crackdown

Following the failed coup in Turkey President Erdogan banned academics from travelling abroad, revoked 21’000 teacher’s licenses, and almost 1600 deans have been ordered to resign. Erdogan’s justification for this is that US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen caused or at the very least influenced those involved in the coup. Erdogan has offered no evidence for Gulen’s… Continue reading Erdogan’s Unconstitutional Crackdown

Woman detained for reading a book

Yesterday a British woman, Faizah Shaheen, was detained and questioned due to reading a book. A muslim psychotherapist was on a return flight after her honeymoon to Turkey and happened to be reading, the award-winning book, ‘Syria Speaks: Art and Culture From the Frontline’. A collection of essays, short stories, cartoons, illustrations, and photographs from… Continue reading Woman detained for reading a book