Stop the Boycott

By Stephen Pollard, June 7, 2007

A plea. If you're an academic, and you don't believe in discriminating against people on the basis of their nationality or religion, please get in touch with the Stop the Boycott campaign.

It's assembling a list of names of academics who oppose the proposed boycott of Israel, for a newspaper advert.

More..



That logo...

By Stephen Pollard, June 7, 2007

Daniel Finkelstein reveals the story behind the logo.

Another reading is also possible:

(Apologies for the language, but, well, it is.)

More..



Messing about in Bratislava

By Stephen Pollard, June 7, 2007

You'd have to be pretty hard hearted not to feel sorry for Stephen Mallone and his fiancee, Kerry Stokes. As the Mirror reports, Mr Mallon was arrested on his stag do in Bratislava for being drunk and disorderly and sentenced to two months in the clink, thus missing his wedding.

Here's how the Mirror reports what he got up to:

More..



More Yazzmonstering

By Stephen Pollard, June 7, 2007

I hesitate to link to this, I really do. But this performance from the Yazzmonster, 'debating' Israel with John Torode, is so breathtakingly ignorant, so jaw-droppingly stupid, that even veteran observers (and former sparring partners such as myself) will be amazed. She even manages to deny - indeed, to rant at John Torode for daring to suggest it - that Syria has any relationship with Hezbollah.

More..



Crass and ignorant

By Stephen Pollard, June 6, 2007

I was going to have a go at the idea of a new Bank Holiday, whether it be Britain Day, Europe Day, or any other day. If the government feels that we need yet another day off work - paid for by employers - then fine; let's debate the merits of another day's statutory paid holiday.

More..



Lord Ahmed and racists

By Stephen Pollard, June 5, 2007

I was travelling yesterday morning, so I didn't hear the Today programme. (By the way; why does everyone call it that rather than just Today? No one refers to the East Enders programme.) But David T did:

More..



Unattainable or self-immolating

By Stephen Pollard, June 5, 2007

Gerard Baker puts the climate change aspect of the G8 in perspective:

More..



Here they go again

By Stephen Pollard, June 5, 2007

This week our bloggers will be looking at the 1967 Arab-Israeli war and its consequences.(Georgina Henry on Comment Is Free.)

She hasn't even said anything yet, but that hasn't put off the Grauniad's commenters. This is the fourth in the thread:

More..



Blowing hot and cold

By Stephen Pollard, June 5, 2007

Unlike Mr Editor, I am not a fan of the London Olympics. In fact whatever the polar opposite of fan is, that's me. It's still not too late to give it to Paris.

As for the logo...as someone has just pointed out to me: it looks like Lisa Simpson giving a blow job.

More..