Let’s get writing on this Constitution

Revolution Harry wrote: Here’s the first question. Do we want a democracy, a republic, a monarchy (I hope not) or something else? First up, there’s not a bad article hereabout this question: These two forms of government: Democracy and Republic,…

Sustainability

No, not the idiocy of the governments green energy policies, but pensions, particularly pensions in the public sector. Over the years I’ve been in various pension schemes run by various employers, it’s a bit of a nuisance as I’ve moved…

Yes, Even S&M Dungeons Aren’t Immune To H&S…

When fire safety officers visited Scarlett’s they were shocked by the potential deathtrap conditions, a court heard yesterday. Scarlett’s is the sort of place where the services are very, ummm, ‘specialist’ indeed. But it wasn’t the manacles and chains that…

Bloody Vikings…

… is what we’re thinking of calling our first child, partly because we like Monty Python and partly to take the mickey out of Denmark, Sweden and Iceland, all of which have laws governing what you can name a child. Obviously not…

Thoughts on Success

Over at EUReferendum, Richard North mentions us in passing. James was concerned about the negative implications of the following paragraph: On the other hand, organising the independents makes herding cats look like a gentle stroll, while the one recent attempt…

Exactly why ‘Politics’ does not work

The following has appeared over at ‘my place’, however I felt it may be of interest to readers of Orphans of Liberty. In arguing the above, this post contains a number of links, links that do really need to be…

Reasons to be cheerful

Richard North put up a post about megablogs yesterday and part of it said: On the other hand, organising the independents makes herding cats look like a gentle stroll, while the one recent attempt seems to be going nowhere. The…

Harrods and Dress Codes

I’ve discussed dress codes before but the latest case to hit the headlines is, without doubt, one of the oddest I’ve come across. A sales assistant at Harrods claims she has been “driven out” of her job over her refusal…

More equal than others

Multiculturalism, don’t you just love it? All cultures living here to be treated as equals, all cultures deemed to be of equal worth. On the surface it does seem to be good, save only that not all cultures are equal…

NOTW and brotherly love

In posting on the NOTW demise, I focussed on Rebekah Wade who’s got off scot free and pointed to these: http://www.thelastditch.org/lastditch/2011/07/our-enemies-are-circling.html http://autonomousmind.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/the-real-reason-for-the-guardian-bbc-assault-on-news-international/ http://autonomousmind.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/a-case-in-point/ … which produced a reaction from Cherry Pie: Everyone needs to forget about left and right it…