Category: politics

You may remember a few months ago when I blogged about the vile racist tweets of Liam O’Donoughoe.  Well, the latest piece of racism I’ve spotted comes not from the world of football, but from the account of a Labour MP and member of the shadow cabinet, Diane Abbott. You’ll notice the sweeping ‘white people’ …

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Posted on: January 5, 2012 | Author: Tom
Categories: politics

This evening (Sunday September 4th) Four Lions, the début film from director Chris Morris, gets it first UK screening on Channel 4. The film, which tells the story of four bumbling Jihadists from Sheffield, caused controversy when it was first released in cinemas, and the Daily Mail thinks the screening will cause outrage because it’s …

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Posted on: September 4, 2011 | Author: Tom
Categories: fun stuff politics

The #ten23 hashtag on Twitter is currently full of homeopathy skeptics currently up in arms over a Daily Mail article claiming that the EU are to spend 2 million euro on researching the use of homeopathy in livestock farming. However, rather than being another piece of Mail right-wing euro-bashing, it is in fact true. Fernando Frias kindly …

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Posted on: September 1, 2011 | Author: Tom
Categories: homeopathy politics

Here in the UK, we are being given an historic opportunity to vote in a referendum on the Alternative Vote (AV) this Thursday, May 5th. It will decide how our MPs are elected in future, and the result will determine whether they are elected with AV or if First Past The Post (FPTP) is retained. …

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Posted on: May 3, 2011 | Author: Tom
Categories: campaigns politics

This Saturday morning (April 2nd) sees a Holistic Health Fair come to the Levenshulme Inspire Centre in south Manchester. A variety of bunkum will be on show, including reiki, ear candling, and of course, homeopathy. Homeopathy needs no introduction from myself (I’ve already given my take on it here) but I’ve not mentioned reiki or …

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Posted on: March 30, 2011 | Author: Tom