* Ben Goldacre in his always delightful Bad Science column, does complete dissection of the claims of the value of drug seizures in Afghanistan.
* Sarah Vines in The Times notices how Labour men have turned on the women in the Cabinet. Oddly enough, I don’t recall any of them holding an important economic ministry, yet somehow Labour’s mess is now their fault.
* Some good news from Australia, where the grip of the car culture is, every slightly, being loosened. (CLose to my heart this one – when I think of how in my youth we’d drive for a pint of milk, even though the shops were a 10-minute walk away, I shudder.)
* Cheers for the Women’s Institute: its battle for decriminalisation of prostitution goes on.
* Then the environmental bad news: there’s fringe group running round saying global warming is due to water vapour (and not humans). Well it seems they’rte half-right – water vapour is an important factor, but it is going up because the temperature is going up due to carbon dioxide and other human emissions. And I don’t think it teaches us anything new, but this dramatic film of the fate of Greenland meltwater is powerful stuff.