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Friday August 1, 2014

Chris Oakley reveals a serious abuse of science by Department of Health spin doctors

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Why do governments lie? Because they can!

Ever thought of complaining about a government public health advert? Read this sorry saga and weep. Brian Monteith on how the government can get away with lies.

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Review of the week ending 26 July

More unusual or obscure reporting from blogs, websites and newspapers that aims to keep you up-to-date and informed about the creeping state…

Brian Monteith

Champions of freedom: John Blundell and Neil Craig

Brian Monteith gives an appreciation of John Blundell and Neil Craig who both in their own ways spoke out to make the world more open and free

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John Blundell: defender of the free society

Professor John Burton pays tribute to John Blundell, former director general of the Institute of Economic Affairs, who died on July 22

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Lies, damned lies and tobacco control statistics

Yet more obfuscation of statistics to deny the counterproductive effects of tobacco control policies must mean higher taxes to disguise their repeated failure, argues Brian Monteith

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Review of the week ending 19 July

Alarming or cheering reporting from blogs, websites and newspapers that aims to keep you up-to-date and entertained – stories in no particular order…

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Why nanny should become the new 'N' word

Brendan O’Neill’s speech at The Freedom Dinner is published here for those who couldn’t make it …

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An over-provision of health quangocrats

Stuart Winton shows how state quangocrats will challenge new businesses selling alcohol within the law – with no evidence base or democratic mandate.

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Masturbation won’t cause you to go blind – and smoking probably won’t either

Chris Oakley retells the health scares about masturbation and their relationship to the state’s misleading tobacco packaging of today

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Review of the week ending 14 July

Robust, unusual or obscure reporting from blogs, websites and newspapers that aims to keep you up-to-date and entertained – stories in no particular order…