Today  I noticed a Labour politician, whom I like, tweet his condemnation of Joey Barton’s on-pitch lashing out at the weekend.  The tweet was a high-minded, moral thing about how awful Barton’s violence was; how much of a disgrace he is to football and about the human race in general.  The comment accurately reflected widespread.. read more →

The murder last week in Pakistan of Scottish nurse Khalil Dale raises a difficult question no-one seems keen to address.  That is; why do NGOs which deploy people to the world’s most dangerous places say they’ll never pay a ransom when their employees are kidnapped?  The London Times came up with the standard defence of.. read more →