22 July 2018 Daily Question
Who finds the Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism incontrovertible?
During Prime Minister Questions May said that the Conservative Party had endorsed and recognised the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism. Turns out that this was untrue. There is no such policy in the Tory rule book.
22 April 2018 Daily Question
How could it be that Peter Hitchens agrees with me?
Truth is the first casualty of War
BBC THIS WEEK
19 April 2018
Hitchens Nails Andrew Neil
Peter Hitchens called the main stream media, including the BBC, for acquiescing to hearsay evidence, citing historical precedent of unjust past wars pursued on false premise: Suez, Iraq, Libya to name but three.
Andrew Neil and his panel of Priti Patel and Alan Johnson were all three missile-launch justifiers; each in turn attempted to question Hitchen's motivation as if that would make their blind faith in inconclusive evidence, more sustainable.
Since we speculated on these pages that the missiles launched were a futile gesture, the BBC has for the first time belatedly considered that this might have been the case.
Newsnight 19th April also considered the premise,
#too little too late
2 Mar 2018 Daily Question
What might help me understand the Bradley Libel?
25 February 2018 Daily Question
Jacob Rees-Mogg was made to feel unwelcome in Bristol.
5 February 2018 Daily Question
Why did the BBC Sunday Politics not show the footage of the white shirt muscle man punching a woman in the face?
Could it be that it was because he was a Jacob Rees-Mogg
supporter and that would not sit well with the BBC anti Corbyn message.
BBC presenter Sarah Smith called it a "scuffle", but she will know there was no physical abuse of Jacob Rees-Mogg at all and no "scuffle" until white shirt muscle man forced his way through the crowd and punched a woman in the face?
11 January 2018 Daily Question
"95% of teachers are qualified,"
I play tennis once once a week with a taxi driver who gave me a free ride on my birthday; but not this one who has never given me a free ride
and who is therefore my second favorite taxi driver.
Both Taxi drivers are fond of the Jam.
That much I know but all taxi drivers like Paul Weller.
Happy Christmas Raymondo.
20 December 2017 Daily Question
No means test required.
10 December 2017 Daily Question
How Dare Toby Young Tell Lies
on BBC Sunday Politics?
16 November 2017 Daily Question
How Did Ralf Little dismantle Jeremy Hunt's NHS obfuscation
on Marr last week?
And why did Marr not say what Ralf Little said?
18 September 2017 Daily Question
How do you cope with
The £350M Brexit Lie?
Jo Coburn just about looses patience
with Iain Duncan Smith as he obfuscates.
12 September 2017 Daily Question
Red or White Wine?
"I have paid up my National Insurance in full,"
#Hippo #NHS #A&E
22 August 2017 Daily Question
Did the Tories tell the Truth about
disadvantaged uni students.
Chancellor Hammond lied on the BBC Radio Four Today programme, 28 July 2017.
He was defending his continuing policy of austerity and he could not stop himself asserting that Jeremy Corbyn somehow "admitted last week" that the Labour promise to remove student debt was a "con".
This was of course a lie.
If society values education, society must pay for it one way or another and when Hammond claims that the Tories have somehow magicked away that debt, by passing it on to a another generation, then there lies the confidence trick; it is a myth that the structural changes to financing college fees have a beneficial consequence on society in cash terms.
The confidence trick is not that Jeremy Corbyn is making an unachievable promise, but may be found in Hammond's language. Hammond claims that society cannot afford to pay student fees, or should not afford student fees in order to maintain austerity, ("fiscal discipline"). This is where the bullshit lies.
Bizarrely, Hammond also claimed he was "investing in skills" in order to address the different problem of lack of skills, post Brexit. This would be Hammond contradicting Hammond, Hammond being two faced. He did not bother to cost this pledge but was happy to cost the Labour pledge that had already been costed by Labour and looked at by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.
The Today programme failed to ask Hammond for his spreadsheet.
So, Hammond would have it that Corbyn's costed promise to invest in skills is fake and that his uncosted promise to invest in skills was not.
Mr Hammond, feel free to apologise to Jeremy Corbyn or sue me for calling you a liar.
25 July 2017 Daily Question