Miscellany

Here I place miscellaneous pieces that do not fit well elsewhere!

Most recently I have added a brief review of a valuable book warning against the current – indeed, perpetual – ideological and commercial war against the BBC.

There are two much earlier pieces. One is a critique of the judgement of the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Lautsi v. Italy (when under huge political pressure the court’s Grand Chamber totally reversed on appeal a well argued finding against Italy’s law requiring crucifixes to be displayed on every state classroom wall).  Next there is an outspokenly hostile review of a book on Humanism by Mark Vernon.

There are also some depressed thoughts on Brexit written just before and just after the referendum but still sadly unchanged.