Just take my word for it

Watching the US presidential election surely does nothing to ward off any nascent cynicism. Consider Mitt - take my word for it - Romney. The guy clearly thinks the US electors are a bunch of gullible morons. Mitt claims to be patriotic and to want...

No tax savings from off-shore tax havens

They say you learn something everyday. Well, I certainly learnt something today:   There are no tax savings from off-shore tax havens.   This is news. I never knew this. And I have to thank that generous educator of the public, Governor...

Islamophobia

It is fashionable to characterise criticism of Islam as Islamophobia, as though the critic were irrational. However, one cannot but wonder whether the people who make such claims have actually read the Koran, for it is written:   Surely the...

More fun with Boris

It seems Boris just loves to entertain. His latest bit of slap stick, knock about fun and games comes in the guise of a lesson in economics for David Cameron, who he told: "Stop pussy-footing around." Capitalising on what he sees as the success of...

Extraordinary judgement

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, and fancied by many to be the next Leader of the Conservative Party, announced that the London Olympics was "the most extraordinary event of our life-times". Mr Johnson, just in case it had escaped your notice, was...

There are only two kinds of people

That's right. There are only two kinds of people. There are believers and there are non-believers. The believers are easy to spot. Evidence means nothing to them. They say ... and when you ask for evidence: they have none; and they don't care. Oh,...