Tag: Victimhood Poker

They Can Call It ‘The Stephen Fry Amendment’…

Michael Danby on Australian politics: In 1995, during Paul Keating’s prime ministership, section 18C was introduced into the Racial Discrimination Act. For 11 years under John Howard, this effective protection against hate speech remained untouched. Now, however, Senator Brandis has…

Autism Jumps The Shark…

When Annette Lewn’s children were young, she longed to join in the chats with other mothers at toddler group coffee mornings, but always felt like an outsider. ‘I desperately wanted to be part of the group, but I never seemed…

We Have A New Phobia, Folks!

Jake Bowers, the ‘Guardian’s Romany correspondent, on the expected Roma influx: As January 2014 approaches and the anti-immigration lobby warns of the arrival of millions from Romania and Bulgaria, it’s essential that progressive politicians – and I’m assuming Blunkett considers…

“But It’s So Unfair..!!”

Oxfordshire’s drugs campaigners have highlighted the case of Michelle X, the Abingdon multiple sclerosis sufferer who grew her own cannabis, as “the human cost” of Britain’s drug laws. Oh, for..! Lady Neidpath, Countess of Wemyss and March, also known as…

Is This ‘Reasonable’?

James Clarke, 35, has spent six months fighting to make Fitness First pay for an interpreter, which he claims they are obliged to provide under the Equality Act 2010. Oh? Really? Mr Clarke, from Sanderstead, suffers from Usher syndrome and…

More Bonkers ‘Research’

Dr Chris Chambers, from the University of Cardiff’s School of Psychology, said the results should be viewed with ‘extreme caution’. He said: ‘We don’t know whether the drug influenced racial attitudes only or whether it altered implicit brain systems more…

Because The Rules Apply To You Too!

One of Britain’s top-rated nurseries could be forced to close, leaving more than 30 families without childcare. And why? Well, because they didn’t consider the small print: Piplings is one of many businesses in Forest Hill covered by a 1938…

Can a dress code be homophobic?

Well, I suppose if it reads “Don’t dress like a big flaming poof or one of them bean flicking, dungaree wearing lezzies” then yes, without going into the rights or wrongs of having such a dress code I’d say that…