The word 'but' is a slippery thing. Consider the usage, 'I'm not a racist but...'. In recent days we have started to hear something similar, 'I believe in publicly funded education, but...'
The orginator is, of course, A.C. Grayling. Last night I went to an event atFoyles,…
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Who said this?
killing a newborn baby is never equivalent to killing a person, that is, a being who wants to go on living
That's right, it was Professor Peter Singer, member of the professoriate at Grayling Hall, and infanticide advocate. The line is basically that newborns…
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I learned some things today. About Grayling Hall.
The first thing I learned was that it was called "Grayling Hall" until recently.
Most of what I learned, though, was via an emergency meeting this evening called to plan opposition to the…
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Over the past few months I've expressed worries about the future direction of higher education in the UK. Readers, I have seen the future. I give you the New College of the Humanities.
There are all sorts of reasons to oppose this development. The college is a narcissistic venture on the part of proponents of an ideological liberalism, and represents a lurch in the direction of US style 'Institutes' which function more as…
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Bravely blowing a raspberry in the face of political correctness (which, as we all know, has gone mad), the BBC threw caution to the wind on Friday and made a joke about Muslims. The wags.
Here we have Sharon Horgan hosting Have I Got News For You, broadcast at 9pm on Friday 3rd June…
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