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Cheryl thinks of the children

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It seems to me, reader, that Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s “call for body shaming to be made illegal” was not quite that. The quote “The body shaming has to stop. It’s bulls***. Something has to be done, changed, even if it’s done in law.” sounds more like the sort of fashionable soundbite celebrities are expected to come…

How to be healthy

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I see the value in this kind of thinking, described as a kind of therapy by Greg Lukianoff  and Jonathan Haidt but sharing much of what I would “education” or even “parenting”: The goal is to minimize distorted thinking and see the world more accurately. You start by learning the names of the dozen or…

Ashley Madison

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Ah, Ashley Madison. The self-described ‘most famous name in infidelity and marriage dating’ which boasts that it has thousands of married men and (allegedly) thousands of married women on its books all of whom are looking for an affair. It is impossible to deny that its founder (a lawyer from Toronto) isn’t great at PR…

Freedom is the best answer to insecure jobs and low pay

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This month thousands of young adults across the country received their hard earned A-level results, most of them going on to study at university. However, a recent survey showed that over 60% of young people about to enter the adult world are extremely anxious about being trapped in ‘dead end jobs’- stuck with low wages…

Buy a dog!

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Hey, why don’t you buy a dog? Dogs are super special! They’re real fun, too! Dogs need a lot of love – but they give even more in return! Dogs are always faithful! Dogs love going for walks, and walking is a great way to stay in shape! Dogs come in lots of different colours!…

Ending fake charities

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A few short days ago, Sara Scarlett, a well known libertarian and a former Lib Dem started a petition calling on the Government to cease all funding of the charitable sector. A “charity” which receives taxpayer funding is simply not a charity. In light of the Kids Company scandal it is fair to say that…

Congratulations

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Let it be known that, this day, Ayumi Meegan,  and Richard Carey, both of this parish, were wed at St James’ Church, Piccadilly. The ceremony was attended by an international circle of family and friends including several members of this community. The Wren edifice failed to upstage the great quality of this union.      

Who gets screwed the hardest during Tube strikes?

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by ExxCeeI read a rather nifty article in the Telegraph earlier which claims that today’s Tube strike could cost the capital anywhere between £50 million and £300 million, depending on which source you look at. Assuming it is somewhere in the middle – around £175 million – that works out at £21 for every person…

Could the FT swing right?

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The Financial Times is a media organisation. As you enter you are greeted by a painting of a shark being eaten by ever larger sharks opposite a drawing of Richard Branson made up like Che Guevara.  Amongst its general staff there are closer links with organisations like the BBC and the Guardian than the Times…