The LibLabCon: reclad socialism, and an inevitable death trap

Grenfell Tower went up in smoke today (with no sign of any 9/11 pancake physics either). Built in 1974, it was recently reclad in a new façade, and apparently residents got letters telling them that their refurbished front doors would let them sit out a fire in the tower for 30 minutes before they would be rescued by the fire brigade – no need to More...

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By P W Laurie On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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The Truman Show and smiley-faced corporate-government dictatorship

Introduction When you think of seminal works of art in film and literature that imagine a dystopian totalitarian state, what titles immediately spring to mind? Nineteen Eighty Four? Brave New World? The Running More...

By P W Laurie On Sunday, February 5th, 2017
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Friday night match result: British Public 1 Big Society 0

First published April 29, 2011 at Orphans of Liberty Katie Fraser seems to know what is quintessentially British; “the street party,” she writes in a BBC online story “is about as British as it More...

By P W Laurie On Sunday, February 8th, 2015
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The great Bosham DNA harvest sees freedom get murdered too

Sussex Police are currently conducting the largest collection of volunteered DNA in the force’s history. The operation is being executed all in the name of hunting down the killer of Valerie Graves, a 55 year More...