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The road to and from serfdom

Thursday December 18, 2014

Before 2014 ends John Burton reminds us of another important anniversary to recall – and in this case celebrate.

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Baby talk infantilises us all

Wednesday December 17, 2014

Not content with telling us what to beware, the language used is often condescending, patronising and just plain infantile, says Simon Hills.

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Why public health dismisses public opinion

Public Health is now an ideology where facts fit policies and public opinion matters only when it suits – Chris Oakley explains how history tells us to be prepared for the worst.

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Time, government, please!

It’s time to reverse the pernicious government policies that have contributed to the decline of the British pub…

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Bullies’ Bulletin issue #36

News from around the world about policing nanny state laws, a tobogganing ban, another tobacco/e-cig ban, and drinking booze at Scottish football matches…

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What a free society needs from its politicians

What would make British politics and our politicians more trusted by the people? Peter Lloyd has some answers.

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Review of the week ending 7 December

Our latest round-up of reporting of bizarre bans from blogs, websites and newspapers – stories in no particular order…

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Evidence-based policy is a big political lie

Brian Monteith asks what value is any evidence when it is so consciously twisted or ignored to meet the policy goals?

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Review of the week ending 30 November

Our latest round-up of amusing, unusual or obscure reporting from blogs, websites and newspapers – stories in no particular order…

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Bullies’ bulletin issue #35

Some good, bad and ugly news about a victory over a tobacco ban, soda taxes, powered bicycles, gambling bans and EU plans for rubber gloves (ooh, er, missus!)

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Order, order, the question is to vape or not to vape...

Will Speaker Bercow set the wrong example on e-cigarettes, asks Andrew Allison

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Review of the week ending 23 November

Our latest round-up of obscure or unusual reporting from blogs, websites and newspapers – stories in no particular order…