Illness and Christmas may slow down blogging a bit, but in the meantime here are some things I've enjoyed reading recently:
David Semple: If John Cruddas is the future of the Left, we're fucked
Lillian Ladele, the Christian who refused to perform same-sex civil partnerships, has lost her employment tribunal after the council appealed.
Justin over at
Chicken Turkey Yoghurt on another tribunal victory, and what the bullying bastard culprit at the centre of it is doing with himself nowadays.
A couple of fine articles on Colin Stagg and the media bastards who hounded him by Septicisle.
The Beeb reports on how, thirty odd years on from the original Milgram experiments, people are still happy to torture when told to by an authority figure.
Ben Goldacre cheekily submits a Times article to their new rip-off 'Bad Statistics' column.
Finally, via Eric the Fish, some wonderful journalism photos that sum up the year. The one of the Kenyan kid begging the policeman not to beat the shit out of him is particularly stunning.