Author: James Higham

The tragedy of Judith Clark

The story of Judith Clark was a tragedy in most people’s minds but the question is, of course – just which part, precisely, was the tragedy?” Tom Robbins noted, as Ron Radosh put it: Clark was part of an offspring…

MPs’ EU voting record

Of note : The Bruges Group has ranked Members of Parliament according to their voting in the House of Commons since the 2010 General Election You can check how they voted on the key EU related issues that came before…

Say No to the Big Three

# It needs a token webpage as a focal point, no forum, no blog, just a short statement in simple wording, in three lines or less. # It needn’t be “run” or maintained – the message either goes viral or it…

Behind the headlines

While Julia, Longrider, so many other authors and I bang on ad infinitum about the PCishness gripping society, newspaper headlines are employed to underscore and reinforce the ills: US overcomes the crisis as UK sinks into the swamp So we’re…

The Death of Pretty

Lord Somber, an artist in his own right, sends an article by Pat Archbold on the “death of pretty”. We’re not a society of brilliant peacocks and dull peahens, we’re not a society where the men sartorially strut their stuff…

Adam Smith

Thought this a most significant take on Adam Smith who, like all great ideas people who’ve influenced humanity, has been partly read and misread as has been people’s wont and their own prejudices: Smith saw economics as a branch of…

Waybuloo what is acceptable

Ah yes – the tree Let’s start with the Mail piece on the parents’ outcry on how “they’ve” wrecked Waybuloo: BBC bosses decided to overhaul the programme to try and appeal to older children – bringing in Dave Lamb, best…

Employment and benefits

I’m currently tied up in a series of one-day courses and while they need to be studied for, they’re also very interesting indeed and give a good overview of what’s in the pipeline re debt, employment and benefits [the latter…

The feral underclass

This is why blogging is so hard to get away from. In the post on Cu**s, I left a link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2083507/Boy-10-arrested-attack-female-teachers-leaves-broken-leg-dislocated-kneecap.html#ixzz1ir1nl2Rp … and then went to the link. Under that was a comment: This is what happens when you pay…