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11th September 2013: The world's gone mad and I'm the only one who knows
30th August 2013: Isn't sarcasm a wonderful thing?
25th August 2013: Operation Yewtree has turned British justice on its head
13th August 2013: Black is white. Fact. End of.
11th August 2013: Why 'human rights' is nothing of the sort ...
11th August 2013: Electric cars, not as green as they're painted?
6th August 2013: How the British nation treats its friends ...
8th July 2013: The BBC biased? How can that be? They're so NICE!
26th June 2013: Think this country is a bastion of freedom and justice and a shining model for the world? Think again.
18th June 2013: Wrinklies unite, you have nothing to lose but your walking frames!
17th June 2013: is the end finally approaching for this evil woman?
31st May 2013: Now it's official - the BBC really is a left-wing propaganda machine
31st May 2013: Those evil bastards are at it again. Yes, you've guessed it - social services!
27th May 2013: Well-known TV presenter talks sense. No good will come of it.
24th May 2013: British justice is best? Only for the very poor, apparently ...
17th May 2013: Some actual FACTS about climate change (for a change) from actual scientists ...
10th May 2013: An article about that poison gas, carbon dioxide, and other scientific facts (not) ...
10th May 2013: We need to see past the sex and look at the crimes: is justice being served?
8th May 2013: So, who would you trust to treat your haemorrhoids, Theresa May?
8th May 2013: Why should citizens in the 21st Century fear the law so much?
30th April 2013: What the GOS says today, the rest of the world realises tomorrow ...
30th April 2013: You couldn't make it up, could you? Luckily you don't need to ...
29th April 2013: a vote for NONE OF THE ABOVE, because THE ABOVE are crap ...
28th April 2013: what goes around, comes around?
19th April 2013: everyone's a victim these days ...
10th April 2013: Thatcher is dead; long live Thatcher!
8th April 2013: Poor people are such a nuisance. Just give them loads of money and they'll go away ...
26th March 2013: Censorship is alive and well and coming for you ...
25th March 2013: Just do your job properly, is that too much to ask?
25th March 2013: So, what do you think caused your heterosexuality?
20th March 2013: Feminists - puritans, hypocrites or just plain stupid?
18th March 2013: How Nazi Germany paved the way for modern governance?
13th March 2013: Time we all grew up and lived in the real world ...
12th March 2013: Hindenburg crash mystery solved? - don't you believe it!
6th March 2013: Is this the real GOS?
5th March 2013: All that's wrong with taxes
25th February 2013: The self-seeking MP who is trying to bring Britain down ...
24th February 2013: Why can't newspapers just tell the truth?
22nd February 2013: Trial by jury - a radical proposal
13th February 2013: A little verse for two very old people ...
6th February 2013: It's not us after all, it's worms
6th February 2013: Now here's a powerful argument FOR gay marriage ...
4th February 2013: There's no such thing as equality because we're not all the same ...
28th January 2013: Global Warming isn't over - IT'S HIDING!
25th January 2013: Global Warmers: mad, bad and dangerous to know ...
25th January 2013: Bullying ego-trippers, not animal lovers ...
19th January 2013: We STILL haven't got our heads straight about gays ...
16th January 2013: Bullying ego-trippers, not animal lovers ...
11th January 2013: What it's like being English ...
7th January 2013: Bleat, bleat, if it saves the life of just one child ...
7th January 2013: How best to put it? 'Up yours, Argentina'?
7th January 2013: Chucking even more of other people's money around ...
6th January 2013: Chucking other people's money around ...
30th December 2012: The BBC is just crap, basically ...
30th December 2012: We mourn the passing of a genuine Grumpy Old Sod ...
30th December 2012: How an official body sets out to ruin Christmas ...
16th December 2012: Why should we pardon Alan Turing when he did nothing wrong?
15th December 2012: When will social workers face up to their REAL responsibility?
15th December 2012: Unfair trading by a firm in Bognor Regis ...
14th December 2012: Now the company that sells your data is pretending to act as watchdog ...
7th December 2012: There's a war between cars and bikes, apparently, and  most of us never noticed!
26th November 2012: The bottom line - social workers are just plain stupid ...
20th November 2012: So, David Eyke was right all along, then?
15th November 2012: MPs don't mind dishing it out, but when it's them in the firing line ...
14th November 2012: The BBC has a policy, it seems, about which truths it wants to tell ...
12th November 2012: Big Brother, coming to a school near you ...
9th November 2012: Yet another celebrity who thinks, like Jimmy Saville, that he can behave just as he likes because he's famous ...
5th November 2012: Whose roads are they, anyway? After all, we paid for them ...
7th May 2012: How politicians could end droughts at a stroke if they chose ...
6th May 2012: The BBC, still determined to keep us in a fog of ignorance ...
2nd May 2012: A sense of proportion lacking?
24th April 2012: Told you so, told you so, told you so ...
15th April 2012: Aah, sweet ickle polar bears in danger, aah ...
15th April 2012: An open letter to Anglian Water ...
30th March 2012: Now they want to cure us if we don't believe their lies ...
28th February 2012: Just how useful is a degree? Not very.
27th February 2012: ... so many ways to die ...
15th February 2012: DO go to Jamaica because you definitely WON'T get murdered with a machete. Ms Fox says so ...
31st January 2012: We don't make anything any more
27th January 2012: There's always a word for it, they say, and if there isn't we'll invent one
26th January 2012: Literary criticism on GOS? How posh!
12th December 2011: Plain speaking by a scientist about the global warming fraud
9th December 2011: Who trusts scientists? Apart from the BBC, of course?
7th December 2011: All in all, not a good week for British justice ...
9th November 2011: Well what d'you know, the law really IS a bit of an ass ...

 

 
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Media "celebrity" Phillip Schofield, interviewing the Prime Minister on ITV's This Morning programme, attempted to ambush him by handing him a list of six Tory child abusers. Well, alleged child abusers, one should say, because he offered not one stitch of evidence against them.
 
You might think that if there were one thing to be learned from the Jimmy Saville affair, it is that media people should not be allowed to think they can use their celebrity to behave in a way that us common oiks aren't allowed. Plainly this lesson hasn't been learned, not by Schofield, anyway.
 
What he did was completely unacceptable, a cheap publicity stunt, an attempt to use the dreadful experiences of young people years ago to boost his own flagging career, and to publicly embarrass a man who, whatever one thinks of his politics or his performance as PM, has no possible connection with these crimes and, as he is not a police officer, has no responsibility for investigating them.
 
Why Schofield and his cronies in medialand think David Cameron is a legitimate target is not clear. The man's taken on, for better or worse, the hardest job in the country. He's no doubt made mistakes, some things have not gone well for him, he has ducked some issues he ought not to have ducked. But he's probably done a good job in some other respects, he has certainly steered a fairly adroit course through the rocks and rapids of the economy, the Afghan War, phone-tapping etc. without making a total fool of himself, he appears to have retained the respect of most of his Tory colleagues and he hasn't given in to the loony Lib-Dems nearly as much as we feared. So why is it OK to stalk him and his family, to publicise every tiny detail of his private life, to try and make political capital from his choice of friends, and to ambush him when he's trying to conduct a polite, sensible interview on telly?
 
What did Schofield hope to achieve - did he imagine that Cameron was going to break down in floods of tears, while Schofield himself would be hailed as a serious cutting-edge journalistic heavyweight instead of a lightweight, over-the-hill pretty boy with little talent and a tiny little brain? Well, here's news for you, Philip-baby; we are a polite and thoughtful nation on the whole, and most of us would like to be treated politely and thoughtfully, and to see our Prime Minister accorded at least the same amount of respect as you. No, I'll correct that - we'd like our appointed representative to be treated with a great deal more respect than you, because you're a W*nker and he isn't.
 
We welcome the news that Schofield has apologised, but we'd like to go a little further than that. We'd like him, and all other media celebrities, to learn a lesson from this. We'd like them to learn that it was wrong for Jimmy Saville to use his celebrity to allow him to commit crimes, that the law applies even to famous people, and that even famous television figures, if they truly have information about criminals and criminal acts to share, should not use them to create publicity but take them to the police or risk charges of aiding and abetting, or perverting the course of justice, or even being an accessory after the fact.
 
Of course, if they've just written down a list of six random names off the internet and they're accusing those people of being paedophiles, one hopes they've got some evidence to back up the allegation or they're going to find themselves having to answer some quite difficult questions in a court of law. No doubt the rest of us will enjoy listening to their answers.
 

 
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