Posts Tagged “mick philpott”

The Philpott case: at last, a reminder of the reality

by Stephen Tall on April 6, 2013

The debate over the Philpott case has raged all week, but mostly at a tangent to the reality of the case. Thanks to Grace Dent’s stellar column in today’s Independent, I’ve finally read through Mrs Justice Thirlwall’s summing up. It’s concise, shrewd, plain spoken, unsparing: no legalese, just clear sense. It returns this case to […]

The welfare debate and the age of the trollemic

by Stephen Tall on April 4, 2013

I decided to invent a new word yesterday: Is “trollemic” a word? If not it should be. Trollemic = deliberately OTT argument to generate controversy & make rational debate impossible. — Stephen Tall (@stephentall) April 3, 2013 It’s the welfare debate that’s prompted it, but it could be any other topic on a given week. […]