Category Archive: Order, Order!

Jul 08

A common misconception

Something that’s been bubbling up for a while that I haven’t had time to sit down and type up. Probably not if interest unless you’re in to weird laws. Despite what many “weird laws” websites claim, it is not illegal to die in the House of Commons, at least in the sense that doing so is …

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Jul 02

The Reeds of Runnymede

It always bothers me when I discover that I, a chemist with no legal training whatsoever, know more about the law than the people whose job it theoretically is to make it. Thursday night’s Adjournment Debate in the Commons concerned possible amendments to the regal succession rules, specifically ending the current bias towards male children …

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May 10

For auction

One mid-19th Century neo-gothic palace on the Thames, with excellent views of Westminster Abbey, St. Thomas Hospital and County Hall. Excellent transport links. Winning bidder must give solemn undertaking to sort out the bloody mess this country has been put in. Bids must be sent in writing to the Hon. Nick Clegg MP, c/o the …

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Nov 07

In honour of the season…

As time goes on, I become more and more convinced that Fawkes had the right idea.

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Mar 30

I shouldn’t have expected better

As expected, the British Tabloid Press is all over the latest scandal to rock our unelected Prime Minister’s government. Mention the word “porn” and their reaction is utterly predictable. Le Sigh. Just in case the point isn’t getting through, though: the real issue here is not that the Home Secretary’s husband watched a couple of …

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