Project Fear?Yes indeed

The Government' s tactic over Brexit is now clear. They will keep the EU talking over fishing rights (only 1% of the British economy in other circumstances it would be high comedy) until time runs out to make a...

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Do not ignore Trump

You can bet that virtually every tyrant in history has been the product of a devastated childhood, and exercises supreme and arbitrary power either to cover his feelings of inferiority or to exact revenge through surrogates on those he...

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Suppose someone destroyed the Mona Lisa

Think of the fuss there would be if somebody destroyed the Mona Lisa.  But a human embryo is more precious still. Its development is surely the greatest wonder in all of nature.  It is the beginnings of a person...

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Think twice next time you eat fish

When fish are dragged out of the oceans in huge fishing nets, their eyes often pop out of their heads owing to the change in pressure and they suffocate as they are crushed amongst millions of others. On the...

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A small over-populated offshore island.

Few want another Brexit referendum but we should keep the possibility open because, whatever happens, Brexit is now bound to be a disaster. This is primarily because the nation is now not solidly behind it, as it was behind...

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I so hate Children in Need

Poverty is never a natural condition but always imposed on the have-nots by the haves. Food was being exported out of Ireland to England during the potato famine. In the great Indian famines of the late nineteenth century the...

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The hanging chad

If Al Gore had become President in 2000 - he won a head count by half a million votes - there was at least a chance the world would have united to defeat climate change. In the election of...

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How we confuse the future with the past.

I am neither  a socialist nor a paid up free market capitalist.   I think all economic and social systems become toxic when taken to an extreme.  Too much socialism gives you Stalinist Russia.  Low tax Thatcherite deregulated capitalism...

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The Best of Sex

I wonder how many people find, like me, that the best sex is that of later life, he unable to penetrate anymore because his erection is too limp, she not wanting it because her vulva has lost its plump...

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Circumspice

I took The New Humanist for quite a time but gave it up because I got fed up with its enlightenment naivety,  its inability to understand or deal with the irrational savagery in the depths of the soul that...

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