This occasional blog arises out of an exasperation at rampant and unnecessary social injustice and the peculiarly human stupidity that prevents us from learning from our own mistakes. It particularly mystifies me that we continue to accept political decisions based on ideology (and bribery) rather than evidence and to prefer personal advancement based on wealth and not merit.
- One of the main problems with our politics is the constant abuse of statistical data by all sides which, in my view, is no different to lying. Last month the UK government told us that unemployment fell by 124,000 but did you know that unemployment figures are based on a *survey* with a margin of error of +/- 100,000. . Whatever the change in unemployment was last month, one thing is a near certainty; it did not fall by 124,000. This clip from Newsnight highlights a few of the methods used by politicians as they attempt to mislead us with skewed data and political spin every single day. It is time that we demanded some honesty in our political debate.
- Piers Morgan get it the f*ck together on transgender politics
- UKIP Fruit Loops (An Occasional Series): No.2 David Silvester
- The facts don’t fit your prejudices? No problem. Be like Fox News and invent your own!
- The end of net neutrality is why everything that you enjoy on the internet is about to cost you more
- This is how a highly regulated banking system works and it is what global banking should look like
- Capitalism: serving God and Mammon?
- World At One: Embarrassing DEFRA Report on Food Banks Finally Released
- Updated With Video: Do you want the truth from your government or just what a minister says he ‘believes’ to be true? (imincorrigible.wordpress.com)
- Update: Do you want the truth from your government or just what a minister believes to be true? Part 2 (imincorrigible.wordpress.com)
- Do you want the truth from your government or just what a minister believes to be true? Part 3 (imincorrigible.wordpress.com)
- The “Rank Hypocrisy” Of Political Donations (imincorrigible.wordpress.com)
Irrational Debate And A Misinformed Public: Things We Don’t Have To Learn From America (Updated) (imincorrigible.wordpress.com)
Talking Bull About The Bedroom Tax….Err I Mean Spare Room Subsidy (imincorrigible.wordpress.com)
Why Should MPs Earn the Same as GPs or Headmasters? (imincorrigible.wordpress.com)Truthiness: “Whipping Up A Frenzy” About Benefit Tourism (imincorrigible.wordpress.com)
- Drugs legislation is hampering clinical research, warns David Nutt (theguardian.com)