If you disagree with this, you have no soul and no brain

Simon Jenkins: No good is served by incarcerating an illiterate drugs "mule" in Holloway for 14 years for a first offence when she had no clue what she was doing and has left four children on the streets of Jamaica. She will be sent back in seven years, after Britain has spent £250,000 turning her … Continue reading If you disagree with this, you have no soul and no brain

Life is, indeed, skittles and beer

Tom Lehrer is 80 today. Which is nice, since when I saw references to him on other blogs I assumed he'd died. Sheer genius. I'm entertained by this comment from CT: The world really needs more like him – brilliant math teachers who are brilliant parodists and public intellectuals on the side. Yes, this is … Continue reading Life is, indeed, skittles and beer

From the department of ‘couldn’t make it up’

It's reasonably silly that you can get a qualification as a homeopath, given the complete lack of potential for an unlicensed homeopath to do any harm or for a licensed one to do any good ("you've been struck off the homeopath's register for actually giving someone a traceable amount of medicine", etc). But it's absolutely … Continue reading From the department of ‘couldn’t make it up’