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Yes, minister, on-campus censors need challenging. But so does ‘the Tory state’

Students and censorship go together like a pair of Norfolk cousins. Gone are the days of our bright young things rocking up to university to experiment with mind-altering drugs; now they dabble in reality-bending politics instead. Where once sit-ins and... Continue Reading →

Youtube’s ad sales have the same effect as plain packaging laws

Interesting news this week from the Times, which suggested in a front-page splash that many big brands, including universities, cosmetics companies and car manufacturers, have been inadvertently funding international terrorism through advertising on Youtube. Though these companies claim no prior... Continue Reading →

Smoke gets in your eyes? Meet the music-loving medic who doesn’t mind

Few health campaigners have been as tough on cigarettes as Simon Chapman, Emeritus Professor of Public Health at the University of Sydney. Advertising ban? You got him at ‘ad’. Plain packaging? The dirtier green the better. Age restrictions, protection against... Continue Reading →

Who do you think you are kidding, little Hitlers?

Orwell foresaw it with his Ministry of Truth and, in this new topsy-turvy world, it has come to pass. Words have become mirror-images of themselves. Thus, ‘liberal’ values – with their trigger-warnings and victim culture – now seem to embody... Continue Reading →

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