Government

International Women’s Day message from PHE: women can only have half the chocolate that men can

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There’s been some confusion about Public Health England (PHE) and their recent ‘call’ for meals to have fewer calories. The nannies at PHE are now saying we should follow a 400-600-600 rule, meaning that breakfast should be 400 calories, lunch 600, and dinner/supper 600. Because PHE haven’t been very clear about what they’re saying some […]

Guardianistas

‘I’m a Guardianista, Get Me Out Of Here!’

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Idea for a new game show that I’ve just sent to ITV: ‘I’m a Guardianista, Get Me Out Of Here!’ Guardian and BBC journalists are taken to the Australian outback. (They will be taken against their will, because in the ultimately free society everyone does the right thing voluntarily.) In the outback they are given […]

Commies

There was an old man called Jeremy…

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I don’t normally post my Twitter material here, but I liked this, and didn’t want it to disappear into the ether once TweetDelete does its monthly cleanout… There was an old man called Jeremy Who liked to fraternize with the enemy When asked ‘Are you a traitor?’ He said ‘Sooner or later Your paper’ll be […]

Government

It’s like the government telling the Tax Office that it’s bad for taxing people

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The UK government likes to give the impression that it’s on the side of the students when it comes to the matter of crap Universities doling out worthless degrees that don’t advance the career prospects of the students on the course. The government is now demanding that University departments display the stats on graduate employment […]

Music

Debussy’s ‘Sunken Cathedral’ and Satie’s ‘Ogives’

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Philip Hensher in The Spectator wonders about Debussy being apparently devoid of influences: Hardly anything in Debussy’s work is obviously indebted to a predecessor. The hunt for influences on him is a favourite game of musicologists because it is so perverse; once you have mentioned Mussorgsky in the first orchestral nocturne and Wagner’s Parsifal in […]

Academia

Place(wo)men in action

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Here’s a minor confirmation of my thesis in my recent Comment Central article ‘Social media and the place(wo)men’, that there is a symbiotic relationship between social media SJW outrage-mongers and the progressives who have got themselves into positions of power in multiple institutions, the latter being ready to receive complaints from the former and act […]

Academia

Punish the man properly instead trying to rewrite history

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This is worrying: Cambridge University is to strip a paedophile of his academic qualifications after he was jailed for 32-years for conducting a campaign of appalling web based abuse against a string of vulnerable victims. Dr Matthew Falder, 29, who obtained a masters degree and PhD from Cambridge, admitted blackmailing scores of men, women and […]