health and safety

24 types of authoritarian

I don’t know whether to laugh or open a vein…. Click image to expand. Advertisements

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How many people were electrocuted last year?

Well, in 2002, the last year that RoSPA compiled statistics, 8,364 people suffered domestic electrical and radiation accidents in the UK. The fact that electricity is manifestly more dangerous than mephedrone hasn’t stopped politicians of all parties climbing enthusiastically aboard the moral panic bandwagon over the deaths, “possibly” and “partly” caused by the drug, of two […]

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I baa therefore I are….reprise

Remember this? Well, sadly, the redoubtable Andrea Charman has finally thrown in the towel and given up the unequal struggle against a group of flat-earther parents who believe their children should not be taught that meat comes from slaughtered animals. I know who I’d like to slaughter.

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How have I survived until now without these meddling bastards?

Some of you may recall that last winter a girl died in a sledging accident after some enterprising youths had used an old Land Rover roof as a sledge. The girl lost control at 60 mph and smashed into a tree. In the “something must be done” way of these things, the coroner has now […]

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