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 instead of merit.
From the banking crisis to the scandal over MPs pay and expenses, phone hacking, corruption resulting from political lobbying, child sexual exploitation, global warming and Brexit this blog tries to peel back a few layers of complexity in the hope of revealing some truths about how those in power abuse the system and occasionally, perhaps, present some possible alternatives.
The author believes in social justice, human rights, science and properly regulated market competition, however this blog does not explicitly (or unquestioningly) support any political party. Instead, this blog supports impartial evidence-based policy making irrespective of party ideology and the advancement of the many rather than the few.
It seems that in today’s spoon-fed mass media world, facts and evidence have been usurped by spin and appeals to citizens’ guts rather than to their brains. It’s a phenomenon that has come to be known as “truthiness” and this blog is, in part, a reaction to the ‘merchants of doubt’ who are the main purveyors of this misdirection.
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Whilst the author recognises their potential for teaching basic morality, he rejects all religious belief systems. This is because there is no objective evidence to support the existence of any God and that adherents of each of the major religions practised today have caused inestimable harm to humanity over centuries.
The author is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and has worked in the capital markets and corporate finance divisions of a number of investment banks and a financial services start-up.
He was raised in state-run children’s home where he suffered and survived abuse.
He is an atheist.
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The first channel associated with this blog was deleted (resulting in a number of video posts becoming unwatchable). The second is called “I Am Incorrigible” and is on hiatus as of November 2015. From November 2015 through May 2016 I used the channel, “Still Incorrigible“, you can link to it by clicking the logo above or here
My current channel, begun in June 2016, is “Incorrigible Forever” and, as of 1 July, contains 199 videos although the bells and whistles have yet to be completed.
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For the purposes of the government’s use of statistics, this blog defines a political lie (or ‘spin’ as it is now known) as when in full knowledge that the research shows a certain version of the situation, politicians suggest the data shows something completely different. It is my view and that of many others that Ian Duncan Smith and Grant Schapps in particular are guilty of misrepresenting data about the effects of government policy in recent months. These widely reported misrepresentations are in most objective commentators assessment “unethical”. IMHO, they are dishonest and morally indistinguishable from lies. On that basis Iain Duncan Smith, Grant Schapps and others have been repeatedly guilty of lying to the British public. Their lies have been reported ad nauseam in the media and it is clear from surveys of public opinion that these government lies have been widely accepted as true. When this happens the consequences for society and the planet (in the case of climate change denial) can be catastrophic.
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