Politics

…up in a puff of smoke

It probably came as a surprise to most to see that The Economist’s ‘Country of the Year’ for 2013 was Uruguay.  Their decision was in no small part down to the nation’s recent move to regulate the production, sale and consumption of cannabis. “Prohibition”, observed the late American economist Milton Friedman, “is an attempted cure(…)

COMRADE FOX: Low-living in Revolutionary Russia (The Life and Times of Archibald Brinsley Fox) by Stewart Hennessey

COMRADE FOX: Low-living in Revolutionary Russia (The Life and Times of Archibald Brinsley Fox) by Stewart Hennessey

“I never gave a monkeys for Marxism or Monarchism or Liberalism or Conservatism or Socialism or any ism. I’ve always been leery of anyone brandishing an ism – an excuse to howl at the moon if you ask me. And they’re all moralists too, always got it in for someone else, usually someone like me.”(…)

Arrests Over Badger Cull Protests Continue

Arrests Over Badger Cull Protests Continue

Four people were arrested early on Tuesday morning during a police operation covering the badger cull protests in Gloucestershire. The people arrested were two 46-year-old women, a 23-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman, who was suspected to be carrying an “offensive weapon”. They were arrested at around 3.10am and remain in police custody at the(…)