Tag Archives: Censorship


Never heard of Allen J Frantzen? Don’t worry, unless you are into Anglo Saxon literature there is little likelihood of you stumbling across the professor. Yet, within the world of medieval studies he was, until January of this year, a … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Niceness

I am not a nice person. I have no wish to be a nice person. The next person who tells me that the world would be a better place if we were all just a little bit nicer to each … Continue reading

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Freedom Of Speech

In the first prosecution under a ‘hate crime’ law passed in March 2010 five Muslims from Derby have gone on trial for the composition and distribution of leaflets. The leaflet describes homosexuality as a sin leading to hell, calls for … Continue reading

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So, they got their way, Dr Hans-Christian Raabe has been removed from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs before he was able to attend a meeting. The ostensible reason was that he had “failed to disclose” something which … Continue reading

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Dangers Of Laughing Differently

My apologies for being so long off line. Five days is too long for addicts. Indulge me for the hiatus and let me catch up. Bravely I jump in to that most dangerous of subjects, humour. Humour truly is a … Continue reading

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Making Things Worse

Baroness Warsi has claimed that Islamophobia has ‘passed the dinner-table test’ and is seen by many as normal and uncontroversial. What is interesting in the speech was how she defined Islamophobia. What she called prejudice is simply mentioning Muslim extremism … Continue reading

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You Censor, I Protect

I have been asked what I meant by saying I was allergic to the EU. It is simple, mention of the EU brings me out in a rash of cynicism which is bad for the soul, so I avoid the … Continue reading

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