What annoys me most about IWantAReferendum.com is it’s completely anti-intellectual stance and the way it presents the Lisbon Treaty as the most significant EU treaty in terms of pooling sovereignty in history. Whether you are pro or anti a referendum, that is clearly nonsense. But I’ve banged on about the nonsense of all this in… Continue reading Block reform to get reform
Over at BAE’s favourite leftwing magazine, Richard Herring writes a blog post I’ve been meaning to do only puts it far more eloquently and humourously. One thing he doesn’t mention is that Chris’ “giant smile” on the advert doesn’t really look like a smile at all. Smug is one way of putting it. Another is… Continue reading How to give head in advertising
Nature always does contrive That every boy and every gal Thatâ€™s born into the world alive Is either a little Liberal Or else a little Conservative. Iolanthe, W. S. Gilbert There was an interesting article in New Scientist last week about research suggesting a genetic basis for political opinion (You can’t read the full article?… Continue reading Can science find a cure for conservativism?