Extremism

The Investigatory Powers Bill will tell the police you read this blog

  The mainstream media is full of stories of checks and balances, U-turns and climbdowns. The so-called Snooper's Charter (aka Investigatory Powers Bill) will target only terrorists and extremists, we are told. They might go for paedophiles, too. And maybe…

China abolishes the cross of Christ

  China's stock-market has plunged: its GDP has crashed, the yuan has been devalued and economic confidence is in free fall. Another boom-and-bust bubble has burst: Mammon threatens another tidal…