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Category Archives: Wales

Check your expectations (2) Women preferring Sharia

I am deeply sceptical about any legal recognition of Sharia on two grounds. First, it is profoundly misogynist, starting with the discounting of evidence from women. Second, it evolved as an imperial legal system. It does not claim to be a legal system for only the faithful, as Jewish law does, but God’s law, applying […]

Value and ambit

ADDENDA: I have added in three extra paragraphs, because I came to realise a key part of the argument, and a key relevant distinction, was missing. ADDENDA II: My thinking on these issues is a work in progress, and I would put the transaction utility point somewhat differently now. As economist Frank Mehrling has observed (pdf): […]

Return to Sender

Prince Harry has been deployed to Afghanistan for four months, the Ministry of Defence says. The prince, an Apache helicopter pilot, arrived on Thursday night at the main British base, Camp Bastion in Helmand. The 27-year-old, who is third in line to the throne, will take part in combat missions against the Taliban. It is […]

Blue Movie

Pictures showing Prince Harry and a young woman naked in a Las Vegas hotel room have been published on a US website. The two photos of the 27-year-old royal, on gossip website TMZ, were taken on a private break with friends over the weekend. The site reported that the prince was in a group playing […]

Imperialism, it is what rulerships do

I came across (via) this very silly statement: The very idea of empire was created in ancient Rome … That would be news to the Persians, the Chaldeans, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, the Hittites, the Egyptians, the House of Ur, the Gutians, the Akkadians, the … And that is just the Middle East. When revenue was […]

As Blind as the Prat

  A CWMCARN man faces having his incapacity benefit stopped after being declared fit to work despite being registered blind and suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Tony Harris, 51, of Tribute Avenue, was called for a Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) reassessment in November due to him claiming £199 every fortnight in incapacity benefit. Mr […]

Spend a Pen-y

Police are investigating how a vehicle ended up on a footpath close to the summit of Snowdon. It is believed the 4×4 was driven up on Saturday morning but may have become stuck on the descent about 400 yards (365m) from the top. North Wales Police confirmed they were called to the incident but currently […]

Cute and Fluffy, Not

Swansea City – a very minor soccer club in an even more minor city where I once had the misfortune to live for several years – have been promoted to the Premier League. God help the premiership. May I introduce to you: Cyril, the Swan. In February 2001, Cyril the Swan of Swansea City, the […]

The Scotland Bill

… is likely to be £6 – £8 billion. That’s the likely oil-based revenue that stands to be removed from British coffers if Scotland restored Independence and withdrew its share of North Sea assets (previously established in both The Continental Shelf Act 1964 and the Continental Shelf (Jurisdiction) Order 1968 as the UK North Sea […]

The Lady in the Lodge

Julia Gillard has been sworn in as Australia’s first female prime minister after a surprise leadership vote in the ruling Labor Party ousted Kevin Rudd. Mr Rudd chose not to take part in the ballot knowing he would suffer an embarrassing defeat to his deputy. Ms Gillard said she believed “a good government was losing […]