A Bad Day to Detox… and a Diversion to Mill

Sense about Science are truly wonderful people, but, I fear, are engaged in a somewhat futile attempt to rid the world of gobbledygook.  Nevertheless, with Stakhanovite determination, they’re putting the boot into the detox industry.  Again.  On a similar theme, Ben Goldacre showed his mettle on Today and elsewhere. I wish them luck, but I […]

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Gordon Brown opposes something that noone wants anyway…

Gordon Brown was interviewed on the radio this morning by Cormack Murphy O’Connor, Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster.  A titanic clash of intellects it was not.  Apparently Super Gord is against reforming the laws on assisted suicide: In a interview with Cardinal Cormac Murphy O’Connor, a guest editor on Today, Mr Brown was asked about calls […]

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S. and Marper v. the UK 17 – 0 for civil liberties and common sense

The European Court of Human Rights have today in a unanimous 17 – 0 decision decided that the retention of DNA profiles and tissue samples from people who have been arrested, but not charged with or convicted of any crime is a breach of their right to respect for private life (Article 8 of the […]

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