A Short Break From the Asylum

I just returned from a short break with my family to the Derbyshire Peak District, where amongst the many blessings was the fact there was no internet connection in the place we were camping. In fact, the first time I got even the remotest hint of one was when we ascended to the highest point in the area, Kinder Scout, where suddenly it came alive again. Now before you get the idea that I’m about to have a go on […]

Ofsted Sets New LGBTQWERTY Benchmark for Outstanding Education

Warning: This piece may contain traces of satire Ofsted inspectors have awarded an Outstanding grade for a school in Hackney, North London, despite its pupils getting poor GCSE grades. Égalité House, which was established in 2012, saw only three of its 129 pupils achieve A grades in maths and two in English last year, and a total pass rate for both subjects of less than 30%. Yet despite the low grades, along with what inspectors noted as “the poor quality of […]

People With Down Syndrome in “Civilised” Denmark Almost Extinct

Here’s one of those moral dilemmas. There are three people in a room. They all have the same medical condition and are in fact the last people alive who have it. It is by no means life-threatening, nor is it contagious, and its main symptoms are physical growth delays and varying degrees of intellectual disability. There is, however, currently no cure for it. Someone enters the room and tells you that they have found a cure, which they are going […]

Only Willing Serfs Could Possibly Accept the State Giving “Relationship Education” to Four-Year-Olds

According to popular legend, if you place a frog in boiling water it will immediately jump out, whereas if you put it in cold or tepid water and then gradually turn up the heat, it will stay until it is eventually boiled to death. Simmering Frog Syndrome is often used as an analogy to show how people react rather quickly to sudden change, whereas if you spread the change out over time they don’t notice. The analogy is a good […]

How to Prevent the Islamisation of Europe: Stop Stopping Children!

Once in a while politicians say something interesting. However, rare as such utterances are, unfortunately most of the really revealing comments get drowned out by the slurry of media commentary focusing on really important things like what trousers someone is wearing or how someone eats a bacon sandwich. Last week saw such an occasion where something revealing was said, and it was almost universally ignored by the media. It occurred at a conference in Malta, and the one making the […]

Messy and Messier — A Tale of Two Transgender Cases

Since we have decided to complicate an already complex world even further by claiming that a person can become a gender that is opposite to their biological sex, it is no surprise that we are being rewarded for our endeavours with increasingly complex situations. Two cases have recently emerged that pretty neatly exemplify the complexities that arise because we are choosing to tread on this path. Case A The parents of a 14-year-old girl have been accused by social services […]

What Happens When a Society Destroys the Institutions Which Are Designed to Protect Children?

Imagine you have a really bad back. You go to the doctors, but instead of examining you properly, he says that he’s sorry you are in discomfort, before writing a prescription for some strong painkillers. The painkillers help numb the pain somewhat, but the problem persists, and the reason for this is that you actually have a slipped disc – something you find out only after going to another doctor for a second opinion. The remedial action – an operation […]

The King Who Wanted to Increase His Power and Fulfil His Every Desire (or How the Graveyards are Full of Indispensable Men) Chapter 5

This is the fifth and final chapter in the adventures of the power-hungry King. Here are chapters one, two, three and four And so it came to pass that most of the womenfolk did leave off from raising their own children, and instead went to work for the barons, merchants and captains of industry. And as they did so, those who continued to refuse were declared to be stupid and backward, and in any case the cost of housing and […]

The King Who Wanted to Increase His Power and Fulfil His Every Desire (or How You Pay the State to Pay You to Look After Your Children) Chapter 4

Following on from chapters 1 and 2 and 3… Now it came to pass that after the King, together with the barons, merchants and captains of industrie, had spent a deal of resources on advertising and heavy propaganda to entice the womenfolk to leave off from raising their own children, that many of the womenfolk did indeed oblige. And as they did, the profits of the barons, merchants and captains of industrie grew, as did the Royal Treasury and the King’s […]

The King Who Wanted to Increase His Power and Fulfil His Every Desire (or How the State and Corporations are in Cahoots to Make us Slaves) Chapter 3

Following on from chapters 1 and 2… Now it came to pass that many marriages were dissolved, and as the bonds between the menfolk and the womenfolk grew faint, social problems were multiplied throughout the realm. But the more the problems grew, the more did the people look to the King as their benefactor, and he duly obliged by raiding the Royal Treasury to pay for a multitude of solutions. Thus did his power and the fulfilling of his every […]

The King who Wanted to Increase His Power and to Fulfil His Every Desire (or Why the State Wrecked Marriage to Turn us Into Serfs) – Chapter 2

Following on from Chapter 1 … Now it came to pass that some of the womenfolk did indeed leave their little ones and entered the workforce, and the King was delighted to see the Royal Treasury grow. Yet most of the womenfolk continued to ignore the Royal Emancipation Proclamation, choosing instead to stay at home to raise their own children. And so by and by the King’s countenance fell and once again he grew sorrowful in his heart. At last […]

The King who Wanted to Increase His Power and to Fulfil His Every Desire (or How we Became Slaves of the State) – Chapter 1

There was once a King who, despite his great wealth and power, found that he was unable to be happy. So one day, he called his twelve wise men to gather before his throne, to see if any could help. “O Great King, may you live forever,” they said. “What aileth thee and why is thy countenance fallen?” “I am indeed in very great distress of mind,” replied the King sadly, choking back tears. “I find that my thirst for […]

Cooking up a Recipe for Contentment

This is my latest piece for Samaritan Ministries International, looking at the importance of parents instilling thankfulness in their children around the meal table. One of the most common complaints I hear from other parents is how they have been unable to get their children to eat certain types of food. As you will no doubt guess, I am not talking here about burgers, or candy, or other items packed with sugar or fat. Somehow the problem most of us […]

Kennels 4 Kids

Satire Warning: May contain traces of parody, though only separated by a couple of degrees from reality. To many parents, Priscilla Kendall’s holiday plans might seem shocking. Like many others, she’ll be heading off for two weeks in the sun this summer, but unlike most parents, she won’t be taking her children with her. Instead, they will be staying at the controversial “child boarding” company Kennels 4 Kids. For Ms Kendall, who works for an investment bank, this is the […]

The Cost of Silly Studies into Child-Rearing is Higher than Ever

According to a recent study, the cost of raising a child up to the age of 21 is now just over £230,000. You find this news depressing? Well, please spare a thought for me. I have six children and having totaled up the cost of raising them all, I find that it’s apparently going to cost me in the region of £1,380,000. Now returning to the real world, no you really don’t need to pity me, and no I’m not […]