Iain Duncan Smith and Esther McVey sneer, laugh and then vanish as commons debates why Britain’s desperate poor are forced to use food banks (video)


Clips from the recent parliamentary debate on the causes of the increased use of food banks can be found towards the end of this post.  The debate was largely ignored by broadcast TV news on the day so you may well be unaware … Continue reading

Iain Duncan Smith’s explosive row with LBC’s James O’Brien (Audio)


Whilst hunting for evidence to support the premise of my next post (if you are interested it is that the government, especially IDS, are in denial about why there has been an explosion in food bank usage in the UK) I … Continue reading

Evidence not ideology: Professor Nutt’s award is polite up yours to UK government’s ideological policy making (video)


Professor David Nutt has been berated by government ministers, especially Alan Johnson, for publicly stating his evidence based opinion about the relative harms associated with different types of drugs. He was ultimately fired for standing his ground and suggesting that ministers … Continue reading

Truthiness: The Telegraph is guilty of lazy and biased journalism but, as ever, it’s all the fault of the BBC (video)


For the second consecutive Sunday (and several days in between) the Telegraph decided to lead it’s news agenda with what it and the Conservative party have decided is BBC liberal bias.  Claims of liberal bias at the BBC have been … Continue reading

Truthiness: “Whipping-up a frenzy” about benefit tourism (video)


In October 2005, in the first ever episode of The Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert introduced the world to a new word – “Truthiness“. Password: imincorrigible Colbert clip added 26 Jan 2015 © Comedy Central Now you may be asking “what does any … Continue reading

Evidence not ideology: benefit tourism the problem only fruit loops and Tories can see


David Cameron and the coalition are having a bit of a bad time. Last week the UN’s Special Rapporteur, Raquel Rolnik, called for the abolition of the ‘bedroom tax’ saying: “I was very shocked to hear how people really feel abused … Continue reading

Talking Bull about the bedroom tax….err I mean spare room subsidy (video)


Thursday’s ‘The Wright Stuff‘ on channel Five featured Class A numpty and former Conservative Party Parliamentary candidate Dr David Bull (see video – for readability best viewed in full screen mode) talking about Wednesday’s Tory created media storm in response to accusations … Continue reading