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Monthly Archives: April, 2015

A coalition of the opaque

Danny Alexander has revealed this morning what the Conservatives explored as options for welfare reform in 2012. That’s three years after the event. The details will be a surprise to … Continue reading

April 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Small Business letter to the Telegraph; an attempt to defraud the electorate?

Originally posted on sturdyblog:
How the letter from small business owners to the Telegraph in support of the Tories fell apart UPDATE 07:30 on 28/4: A reader has done additional…

April 28, 2015 · Leave a comment


We, as in the universe of bloggers, commentators, social justice warriors and assorted misfits who try not to deliberately hurt others unless they consent, must be careful if we discuss … Continue reading

April 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Sunday Sermon; Nepal

I visited Nepal in the long holiday when I was a tefl teacher, and like most westerners fell in love with it. A country whose economy rests so much on … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Lutfur and the left

The judgement on Lutfur Rahman’s reign at Tower Hamlets, and how he achieved his victory, is as shocking as it is comprehensive.If you have the time, and the patience, the … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Racism, Islamophobia and Sexual Double Standards.

I have been following the news of the arrest of a 14 year old boy for supposedly inciting terrorism in Australia with a growing sense of unease. This peaked when … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 4 Comments

Them low down no good Tesco blues

The news that Tesco have lost billions of pounds in one year illustrates both the depth of the crisis they face, and the fact that they have learned nothing, still. … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

Thoughts on nurturing

It’s general election time here in the UK. Many of my fellow citizens will not vote; one reason they cite is because of the perceived gap between what politicians say, … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Beating out my own Rhythm

Over the weekend Carter wrote a personal, and very wonderful exploration of spanking. It set me pondering the roots of paraphilias, something that has a murky history going back to … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 3 Comments

A sense of rhythm

This blog started out from a relationship between Jem and myself, a relationship that reflects our shared paraphilias as well as my admiration for her brain. Sometimes it’s good for … Continue reading

April 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

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