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BBC bias

Subject of the day on Twitter (at least on many of the accounts that I follow and interact with) was BBC bias. Not accusations of institutional leftist bias, which is the the more common criticism, but instead claims that the

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So long, Norm…..

Like so many, I came to Norm via the excellent Normblog, which I first read in 2005. I was a sporadic blogger at the time and read a piece in The Guardian called “The new commentariat”, a profile of the

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More unutterable nonsense from George Galloway

“The man’s search for a tyrannical fatherland never ends.” Christopher Hitchens on George Galloway, 2005 So true. Galloway once said that “the disappearance of the Soviet Union is the biggest catastrophe of my life.” And he really meant it. Galloway

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Please, please, please…. just shut up

Morrissey has been spurting forth opinions from his gob-piece again and it’s a grisly spectacle. He’s issued a statement following the death of Margaret Thatcher. Why? Nobody can be sure, but I suspect that the reissue of his 1991 album

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Some thoughts on Margaret Thatcher

This piece was also a cross-post at Harry’s Place On Twitter, Margaret Thatcher died a thousand deaths. OK, maybe not a thousand, but lots. Countless times her name would trend as some mischief-maker or other would start yet another rumour

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Further adventures with Peter Hitchens

It’s been an unusual week. It’s not often that I get to exchange opinions with a renowned conservative columnist on my blog, but that is what has been happening. Further to my previous post documenting a conversation on Twitter with

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You’re gonna have to face it, you’re addicted to Peter Hitchens

The 1992 horror film Candyman is based on an urban legend: if you look into a mirror and say ‘Candyman’ five times, the eponymous protagonist will appear from nowhere and slaughter you with the hook on the end of his

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You can’t avert our gays

Upon hearing the news, I turned to Mrs Sane and said “Well, that’s that then. Do you feel it? Do you feel the undermining of our marriage?” We got married in October 2008 and have since had two children. “Things

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A tired man makes a couple of observations about music

BBC 6 Music have published the results of their poll to find the top 100 songs released in the station’s lifetime (the station launched in March 2002). Strangely, for a station that champions music of a more ‘alternative’ and left

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Unfinished monkey business

Iran made headlines on Monday for apparently sending a monkey into space and bringing it back down to Earth again. Having previously sent a rat, turtle and worms (I’m not sure if this was on separate occasions or a group

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