The Resistible Rise of Steiner Education in the UK

July 12, 2017 32

It has been reported today that Canterbury Steiner School is to close as it is no longer financially viable. It would appear that they cannot get enough children into this independent, fee-paying school to keep it running. This comes only a matter of weeks after the school appeared confident that it could attract many new entrants and expand. Canterbury is not the only Steiner school in the UK that is [read more…]

The Charity Commission’s Consultation on CAM Charities. My Submission.

May 18, 2017 5

Tomorrow is the last day you can submit your thoughts to the Charity Commission on the charitable status of Complementary And Alternative Medicine organisations.  After several years of activity by campaigner and clinical scientist Les Rose, the Commission has finally agreed to look into whether it is right to award the benefits of charitable status to groups that promote quackery. This blog has been highly critical of many quack charities. [read more…]

David Tredinnick Standing Again as MP for Homeopathy.

May 5, 2017 2

David Tredinnick has been the Conservative MP for Bosworth since 1987. During that time, he has worked tirelessly to promote the interests of alternative medicine businesses, mostly homeopathy. With the General Election approaching fast on June 8th, Tredinnick has once again put his name forward in the constituency of Bosworth, and will ask the good voters to elect him so he continue his work promoting superstitious medical beliefs in the UK. [read more…]

Huddersfield Family Raising Funds for Burzynski

April 22, 2017 5

It is not possible to imagine the distress that the Sitkowska family must find themselves in as their child, Cristiano, has an aggressive tumor and they have been told there is no more that can be done to save his life. I look at my own children and imagine how hard I would fight to do something to change the situation. Cristiano has been through treatment ordeals and it has not [read more…]

The Charity Commission’s Failure to Stop Quack Charities

April 5, 2017 10

The regulator of charities in the UK, the Charity Commission, is undertaking a consultation into how it should approach registering charities that promote so-called Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). The Commission have an obligation to ensure that only organisations that provide a benefit to the public gain the benefit of charitable status. CAM, by definition, is the set of medical beliefs and practices that are based on pseudoscientific and superstitious [read more…]

Just One Drop: Dreadful Homeopathy Propaganda

March 9, 2017 79

Homeopaths are launching a new film about homeopathy. As you can see from the trailer above, this is a film that sets out to ‘educate and promote’ homeopathy to the world. It is conspiratorial in tone and credulous in its presentation and shows disgusting quackery being sold to parents of children with autism. I have not been able to see the whole film yet – but the trailer clearly shows [read more…]

Homeopathic College Pays Heavy Price for Helping to Screen VAXXED

February 17, 2017 31

Andrew Wakefield’s plans to have a glamourous premier showing of his new film VAXXED in London’s West End failed after the cinema bacame aware of the content of the film and cancelled the contract. There then followed a desperate search by the VAXXED team to find an alternative venue. They did this successfully and decided that to ensure this new screening was not ‘sabotaged’ by scientists the location would be [read more…]

Curzon Cinema Soho Hosting Fraudulent Doctor and dishonest VAXXED film.

January 26, 2017 73

Curzon Cinema in Soho appears to screening a secret showing of controversial quack film VAXXED and holding a Q and A afterwards with the film’s director – struck-off and discredited doctor Andrew Wakefield. A ticket website is selling tickets for a screening on Valentine’s Day and looks to be close to selling out. The cinema website itself does not appear to list the screening. In addition to the ‘premier’ screening, [read more…]

Society of Homeopaths ‘Taking Legal Advice’ to Fight the ASA.

November 15, 2016 8

In September, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority wrote to all homeopaths informing them that it would be taking action against homeopaths that did not comply with the rules for making claims in advertising. It has taken the ASA many years to get to this position after trying to work with homeopaths and their trade bodies to ensure they cleaned up their act. The Nightingale Collaboration has been campaigning hard and [read more…]

Ten Things You Should Know About Waldorf/Steiner Schools

November 9, 2016 91

Waldorf Schools (or Steiner Schools as they are sometimes called) are portrayed as progressive, humanistic and child-centred. Parents are attracted to this form of education as such schools suggest they are an alternative to the ‘robotic exam factories’ of mainstream schools that do not take into account the unique needs of each child. However, before you plunge into putting your child into such a school it is worth understanding things [read more…]

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