Libertarianism again

There have been a couple of long responses to my last post on libertarianism and Ukip. First out of the blocks was Longrider, who takes us away from abstract political ideologies and brings in a bit of pragmatism. Libertarianism in its pure form is anarchy. If you are to have individual freedom, sooner or later […]

Ukip libertarian? I think not

One of the most interesting things about libertarians is how quickly their devotion to free markets and capitalism disappear so quickly as soon as it involves those dirty foreigners getting a piece of the action. The Devil’s Kitchen likes to describe himself as a libertarian (as he did in a self-congratulatory post today) and makes […]

Faith is a private matter

That’s not what I said. That’s what Ruth Kelly said last year when she tried to bat away questions about her ties to Opus Dei. Funny, because that’s not what she’s saying today. I think that over the past couple of years, the level of understanding within government of the scale of the threat that […]

Breaking News: Pope is a Catholic

I am shocked — shocked! — to find out that the Pope is a Catholic. Longrider has an interesting post on the rather manufactured outrage. I mean, surely the Pope isn’t meant to like Islam? Cos he’s, you know, not a Muslim? He’s a Catholic? Duh. What I’d like to know is how many Islamic […]

Keeping lots of money in your house is very sensible

CuriousHamster is angry about the coverage of those Muslim chaps who have some money in their house. Read it all, as they say. My mum was quite angry as well. At the moment I usually don’t rise out of bed until about midday or 1 o’clock, so she always knows the news way before I […]


Dave Weeden surfaces, with this excellent quote: “I wonder if anyone’s told the Palestinians who’re proposing to boycott Danish goods that they mostly export bacon and lager?”

Britishness and clones

Following on from my post from a couple of days ago, there is more on proposed citizenship ceremonies at Blood & Treasure. Meanwhile, Lenin has a look at Boris Johnson. Johnson’s piece is quite ridiculous. It is under the headline, “The British dream: we must all speak the same language.” That’s a pretty rubbish dream […]

Bloody hell

I’ve not managed to read all of this. But I’ve read the first half or so and it’s really good, so why don’t you give it a go? (Via.)

London thought-splurge

This is a bit of a thought-splurge of little things that have been going through my mind since the London bombings. I was surprised that some people felt that they had to change their political views in the aftermath of the London bombings, seeing it as a wake-up call. It is, though, different for me. […]