So what did happen to the Stakeknife case? Mr. Knife’s lawsuit intended to force the minister responsible to deny that he was a British agent has begun in earnest, although it’s a common mistake to assume that being given leave to go to a judicial review means you’re winning. It’s not normal, though, for one…

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Oh dear….This really is not terribly good. After all, you can be a hard-right gun nut blogger if you want, but saying that “Being right-wing and pro-Bush is the in thing right now. I just hopped on that train.” is tantamount to going around wearing a sheep skin and a sign saying “Human Sheep –…

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Found on a discussion forum… Go placidly amid the noise and waste, And remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof. Avoid quiet and passive persons unless you are in need of sleep. Rotate your tires. Speak glowingly of those greater than yourself, And heed well their advice, even though they be…

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IT appears that the NHS is getting its act together about IT. The new plan for the “integrated care records service”, which is meant to computerise medical records and admin as a replacement for the current system of little cards that never seem to be where they are needed, has been leaked and seems to…

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Much respect to the ManifestBorder blogger, who covers US immigration news. Apparently some horrid gang of ultra-patriots have been preparing their own TV-equipped remotely piloted drones to seek those “trrriss wetbacks” in the killer deserts. Like yer local radio-control plane club gone fascist. Mind you, with the US Border Patrol, the vigilantes, the illegals and…

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What a morning! The sun was shining, the world not much worse than the day before, and Ian Duncan Smith was flopping about the floor of the Commons like some sort of horrible laboratory mutant fish fallen from its test tank. He made a frantic attempt to trap Blair on European policy, trying to make…

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Well, so we won’t be joining the € after all. Hardly a shocker – after the weeks of tiresome spin dickering, perhaps we need a new word for an announcement that declares nothing new. A claptrap, perhaps. The scary bit was this morning’s BBC Radio 5 phone in, riddled with oddsters and the terminally scared.…

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