The Conservative election expenses saga explained (The Conversation) (video)


Since late January, a story about political party finance and spending in the 2015 UK election (and three by-elections) has been simmering. Now it seems to be boiling over. For brevity, it’s probably best to concentrate on the allegations related … Continue reading

Think tanks, dead cats and the ‘Merchants of Doubt’ (video)


What do you think of when you hear the words “think tank”? For those who have only a passing interest in the world of politics, which is most of us, the words are likely to indicate a gathering of highly intelligent … Continue reading

Government and ‘independent expertise’: think tanks represent a blind spot for critical analysis


Drawing on recent research about UK think tanks, austerity and social policy, Hartwig Pautz and Elke Heins examine the relationship between government and the world of ‘independent expertise’. Focusing on one example, the Centre for Social Justice’s influence over Conservative ministers’ social policies, they … Continue reading

The “criminal courts charge” is criminalising poverty but where’s the justice?


It’s not only the monstrous and still widening wealth inequality gap that is now the same as in 19th century Britain; it’s also our debtors’ prisons. Introduced by stealth towards the final days of the coalition government by Tory imbecile … Continue reading

John Oliver does piggate (video)


OK, so we all know that “piggate” almost certainly isn’t true, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have a little snigger about it! To watch the clip use the password: imincorrigible Video © HBO Related posts: John Oliver on … Continue reading

The Beeb, the bias and the bashing (The Conversation)


By: Ivor Gaber, University of Sussex My entry for the prize for the most unsurprising allegation of 2015 was the uncannily similar complaints that emanated from a number of Conservative MPs who claimed that the BBC’s reporting of the general … Continue reading

Kincora (Part 3): Explosive new files indicate motive for Westminster VIP child abuse cover up (video)


Channel 4 News reports that the Home Office & Cabinet Office have ‘discovered’ a cache of new files relating to VIP child rape. The two folders, each containing several letters accusing politicians and diplomats of abusing children, include devastating evidence … Continue reading

Adam Hills: we need to talk more about politicians who are abusing our children (video)


The moment on Channel 4’s “The Last Leg” when Adam Hills says what we are all thinking about the veil of silence that still surrounds UK politicians’ “f*cking our children” Contains strong swearing Password: imincorrigible © Channel 4 ***** If … Continue reading

Independent research proves that the BBC and newspaper election coverage was biased in favour of the Conservative party


The Tory party and their plethora of think tanks drone on and on about institutional BBC bias in favour of left-wing views. It has been an evidence-free complaint for many years but they have now extended it to include the BBC’s … Continue reading

Rewriting history with the Tories – The Tory party’s online revisionism (video)


If you are a regular reader of this blog, you will be familiar with the Conservative party’s attempts to mislead the public about the nature and effect of their policies. You will also know that Lynton Crosby, Grant Shapps, Iain … Continue reading

Vote for Michael Green (NOT Grant Shapps) GE2015 party election broadcast


Michael Green (formerly comedian Heydon Prowse) is actually standing against Tory Party chairman Grant Shapps in his constituency of Welwyn and Hatfield. He needs your help! Please visit: http://www.votemichaelgreen.com Promoted by Tom Costello on behalf of Michael Green, both at … Continue reading

Kincora (Part 2): Abuse survivor Richard Kerr calls Theresa May’s CSA inquiry a cover-up (video)


“Right now, when they’re not willing to bring Kincora into [the Westminster child abuse inquiry] the message it sends to me is that there has been some sort of cover-up….and there has been.  I need to know that I can … Continue reading

Grant Shapps: just how gullible does this lying crook think voters are? (video)


In November 2013, this blog expressed its dismay and disgust at the fact that, despite legal advice indicating that Grant Shapps may well be a fraudster, the police had decided to drop the investigation completely. You can read the full … Continue reading

An open letter to Theresa May demanding a ‘fit for purpose’ child abuse inquiry (reblog from Spotlight on Abuse)


Rt Hon Theresa May MP, Home Secretary, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF Dear Theresa May As survivors and associated professionals, we were very much hoping to take up the invitations to engage with your Ministerial Officers to discuss the … Continue reading

Operation Midland could be the key to unlocking the MP’s child abuse scandal and this is what you need to know (video)


From the raft of ongoing police investigations into non-current child sexual abuse, Operation Midland stands out as a potentially critical inquiry due to its focus on a number of issues related to an alleged Westminster paedophile ring and the possibility of a military intelligence … Continue reading