• Livingstone Suspension: An Attack on Democracy

    February 25, 2006

    Yesterday Ken Livingstone was suspended from his position as London mayor for 4 weeks on the grounds that he “brought his office into disrepute” by comparing a journalist to a concentration camp guard.This can only be understood as a deeply irrational act which is a serious and totally unacceptable attack on democracy. Livingstone made his […]

  • Pro-Test March – Great Success!

    February 25, 2006

    I’ve just come back after today’s Pro-Test march in central Oxford. It was a real success. According to police we had as many as 1,000 people coming together to march in favour of science and human progress (see photo, left: I am one of the figures in white at the bottom-left of the photo). I […]

  • Categories

    February 22, 2006

    One last thing. If anyone knows how to make categories in Blogger, please let me know. I would like to start filing blog entries under specific headings, in the way that WordPress blogs allow you to do (example). I can import all the stuff so far into WordPress’s own hosting system, but I’d lose the […]

  • Pro-Test Protest

    February 21, 2006

    Anyone living in Oxford will be aware of an ongoing campaign by the animal rights group SPEAK to try to stop a laboratory being built on South Parks Road that will include animal testing facilities.A range of tactics have been used by SPEAK or people sharing its goals to achieve this end, including intimidating construction […]

  • Holocaust Denier Denied Freedom

    February 21, 2006

    The infamous David Irving has been sentenced to three years in prison in Austria for holocaust denial. There should not be an offence of ‘Holocaust denial’. We should rely on free speech as the greatest defence of our liberties and of truth in history. When someone like Irving comes along and denies Auschwitz exists, and […]

  • The Shame

    February 12, 2006

    This footage obtained by The News of the World appears to show British infantrymen wading into a harmless-looking riot, extracting a few Iraqis who are scarcely more than children, dragging them out of sight into a compound, then headbutting, beating and kicking them senseless, egged on by the sadistic camera man. Every British citizen should […]

  • Cartoon Jihad

    February 12, 2006

    A few thoughts on the cartoon-inspired so-called “clash of civilisations” that has further fractured relations between the West and Islam. First, the crisis is totally manufactured – and manufactured by Muslim extremists. While spineless Westerners have poured scorn on those in the West who seek a “showdown” with Islam over something as pointless as provocative […]

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