On the Precautionary Principle

On the Precautionary Principle

The Australian government has tabled a report on smoking e-cigarettes (aka vaping) and, according to Terry Barnes, the reaction is typical: The much-anticipated House of Representatives committee report on e-cigarettes and personal vaporisers – in other words, vaping...
Elections Have Consequences

Elections Have Consequences

Barack Obama knew it, and he said it: Elections have consequences. He understood it, and he made sure others understood it, too. The lesson didn’t stick with the Democrats, though, as the gnashing of teeth following the election of Donald Trump in 2016...
Najib Razak is an Idiot

Najib Razak is an Idiot

Najib Razak is the Prime Minister of Malaysia. And an idiot. Here’s the latest bill his party has tabled in the parliament: Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government tabled a bill in parliament on Monday outlawing “fake news”, with hefty fines and up to...
Gent-Wevelgem: How’d I Do?

Gent-Wevelgem: How’d I Do?

So Gent-Wevelgem is done and dusted, the race run and won, and I’ve a chance to revisit my predictions. So how’d I do? Peter Sagan Elia Viviani Arnaud Demare Christophe Laporte Jens Debusschere Olivier Naesen Matteo Trentin Zdenek Stybar Jaspar Stuyven...
Owned by the NRA?

Owned by the NRA?

The protests in the US under the March for Our Lives banner got some coverage here in France with everyone from the TV news through to the local paper dedicating at least some space in the build up and the aftermath of the rallies. I didn’t pay a lot of...