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RGTyler: So What if Tom Daley is Gay?! He’s Just an Individual!

Tom Daley has announced this week that he’s currently in a relationship with a man. So what?! Firstly, without sounding too rude, was anyone that surprised? And more importantly than that, why should anyone really care? 2.7% of 16-24 year olds in the UK described themselves as either Gay, Lesbian or Bisexual in the last

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Hickling: Gary North on Bitcoin ‘The Second Biggest Ponzi Scheme in History’

From GaryNorth.com: “I hereby make a prediction: Bitcoins will go down in history as the most spectacular private Ponzi scheme in history. It will dwarf anything dreamed of by Bernard Madoff. (It will never rival Social Security, however.) “Here is the central fact of money. Money is the product of the market process. It arises out of

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Marx on Monday: Boris Johnson

I don’t know about you but I was outraged by the comments made by Mayor of London Boris Johnson in his speech at the Margaret Thatcher lecture last week. The bumbling oaf of a politician made a number of offensive comments about how the rich pay most of our tax and how the poor are

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Rocco: Our Politicians Don’t Work for Us.

One of the more curious things that I’ve learnt about writing for a site, rather than just leaving comments, is that there’s a feeling of responsibility that accompanies it. Perhaps a feeling of being slightly  constrained or ‘hemmed in’ would be a better description. At least for me there is as Bogpaper’s only anarchist. I

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Science Sunday with John Duffield: Quantum Gravity

You hear a lot about quantum gravity. For example in New Scientist you can read how it could take the singularities out of a black hole. That’s good. But in the same article you can read about black holes being portals to another universe. That isn’t. There’s other things about quantum gravity that aren’t good.

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Delingpole on Friday: My Litecoin Hell: or Why the Geeks will Inherit the Earth

This is the story of how I lost £100,000. Or £250,000. Or £1,000,000. Or God only knows the way Bitcoin and Litecoin are behaving at the moment. But whatever: I wanted to buy into Bitcoin and Litecoin much earlier than I managed and had I done so, I would have been able to buy a

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RGTyler: Plain Package Cigarettes… The Nanny State Strikes Again!

The Government, this week, has announced yet another policy U-Turn. This time on plain packaging for cigarettes. The opposition pressured the government into the U-Turn with claims that they were in bed with big Tobacco companies. Whether or not this is true is beside the point. What I do want to look at is the

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Libertarian Girl: The End of Left vs Right

One thing that’s always surprised me when it comes to politicians is their utter certainty that they are right. Obviously one could draw the conclusion that much of this is simply rhetorical bluster our largely careerist politicos use in a desperate bid to secure their place slopping at the trough; that it doesn’t come from

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Rocco: Not Safe for Home

Welcome to Britain in the year 2013. A land covered in persistent stains, soggy tissues and stiff socks. Each morning newsagents, supermarkets and petrol stations are clogged with millions upon millions of men furiously stroking themselves to fiery completion over Page 3 “hotties”. Libraries and internet cafes are packed to the rafters with pale men

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Marx on Monday: 1984

When I was a little boy my family always went on holiday to the same place – the Scottish Isle of Jura. It was beautiful but bleak and always cold. One year, I think it was 1949, whilst I was exploring the island I came across an old dilapidated farmhouse. At first I thought it

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