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Darth Lansley continues his march to destroy the NHS

Andrew Lansley continued his push for the NHS bill (which many view as the latest Tory effort to take down the NHS) with another secret hospital visit this week.  Here’s a video of him being heckled through the corridors of… Continue reading →

Jesus & Mo…and student unions

In reponse to the latest crawling from a Student Union over the recent Jesus and Mo fracas, and indeed the recent example of intimidation at an event featuring a dicussion of sharia law and women’s rights:

Bad Faith award: Dorries takes a landslide victory

The New Humanist magazine reports that Nadine Dorries has won their 2011 Bad Faith award by a landslide (Bad Faith Award 2011: it’s Dorries by a landslide).  As New Humanist says: It’s been a fascinating race for the award this… Continue reading →

UC Davis pepper spray cop meme

The infamous pepper-spraying of protestors at UC Davis has gone a bit viral it seems. Here’s a video of the cop casually spraying peaceful protestors. This isn’t some harmless spray.  On the Scoville scale of chilli heat, where the pretty… Continue reading →

Dorries' amendment shot down in flames

Well, it appears that the latest in Nadine Dorries’ attempts to limit women’s reproductive freedom got pretty short shrift in Parliament (The Guardian).  From the Guardian’s live blog: What does it mean? On Twittershortly before the vote took place Labour’s… Continue reading →

Two more posts on the Health bill

Over at Posterous: Once again Nadine “70% fiction” Dorries falls short on telling the truth Yes, the Tories do want to lose the NHS

The future of the NHS – Don't lose sight of the bigger picture

In all the furore over the Dorries-Field attempt to restrict women’s reproductive rights, I believe that it’s important not to lose sight of the fact that this reflects a mere handful of amendments to therather larger legislative effort, a bill… Continue reading →

Dorries anti-abortion bid in disarray…

Nadine Dorries’ thinly disguised attempt to limit terminations seems to be running out of momentum as an understanding of its implications and motivation spreads (Anti-abortion bid in disarray as critics rally | World news | The Guardian).  Some statistics relating… Continue reading →

Fact and Fiction in Nadine Dorries’ abortion proposals

Via the National Secular Society comes this appraisal of Nadine Dorries’ plans aimed at restricting women’s reproductive rights (Nadine Dorries’ abortion proposals – Fact and Fiction | National Secular Society). The key issue here is the use of the word… Continue reading →

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