Shakespeare sonnets with rose

In defence of obscure words

Do you know what these words mean: sesquipedalian, desiderata, milt, ineluctable, modality, argot, grue, heliotropic, solipsism? Would you be put off reading something if a writer had you reaching for…

Eyes spying thorugh a computer

The Coalition’s war on privacy

Campaigners against the database state have condemned the announcement of extensions to internet snooping powers in the Queen’s Speech. Although the announcement gave few details, the Home Office has previously…

Baby looking surprised

Here a smack, there a smack

Disregarding the simplistic and unevidenced class-based pronouncement by David Lammy that a lack of parental self-confidence in disciplining children could be partly responsible for so profound a social problem as…

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