• Who is DJ Tyrer?

    DJ Tyrer is the man behind Atlantean Publishing and a writer. This is his personal blog, in which he can express his thoughts on a variety of subjects that interest him.

Does mildew exist?

The festive period effectively ceased to exist for me when I discovered a rather severe damp and mould problem. The first thing I learnt as a result was just how much time, energy and sanity can be devoured by the need to dry and clean the affected books. The second thing I learnt was that … Continue reading

Neither Open Nor Closed

With the recent attack on the Christmas Market in Berlin, there has been, not unreasonably, a lot of discussion about Angela Merkel’s open door policy to immigrants. As ever seems to be the case, irrationality rules as many people surge to the extreme of demanding a complete closure of the borders, while out-of-touch ‘liberals’ claim … Continue reading

Passports, Please!

It’s been suggested (again) that patients accessing the NHS should have to produce a passport before being allowed treatment in order to put an end to health tourism at the expense of the British taxpayers who fund the system. Obviously, there’s a major flaw in this train of thought – the problem with abuse by … Continue reading

What is ‘Best’?

‘Best’ is probably the most misused and misunderstood word in the English language. We often hear people refer to various things as being ‘best’ with people taking them to mean ‘only’, when really it means, all things being equal, it is superior; things, of course, are not always equal. Thus, it is true that two … Continue reading

Brexit and Money

If there is one common denominator linking the majority of those opposed to Britain leaving the EU, it is money: They have it, they want more of it, and they’ll do anything to keep it regardless of the consequences. There may be a few genuinely-principled supporters of the EU who believe it is a good … Continue reading

Trumped

The flow of unpleasant revelations and accusations against Donald Trump seem to have scuttled his hopes of gaining the US Presidency, although things remain close enough that he may yet surprise us. But, as grotesque and unsuitable as his attitudes are, something even worse has been revealed, for the making of these claims and the … Continue reading

A Vote of No Confidence

If you thought British politics was bad, the Americans have proved they can be worse. I can’t claim to have watched the Donald/Hillary debate, because I didn’t, but the ‘highlights’ I did have the misfortune to see merely confirmed what I already thought – I wouldn’t vote for either of them if I were an … Continue reading

Euro-Dumb

The EU referendum was hardly a pinnacle of informed debate, but, while there are those Leavers who were shaky about the issues, it seems to be a requirement that to be one of the Remain brigade who still cannot accept they lost, a Remainer must be stupid. This might, of course, explain their stubborn detachment … Continue reading

Banning The Burkini

Plenty of reasons have been proffered for the ban on the so-called burkini in certain French holiday resorts, but not one of them stands up to scrutiny. I’ve never agreed with the intermittent calls to ban the burka and the veil in the UK, but there is a case, however weak, for doing so – … Continue reading

Post-Referendum Racism

Following the EU referendum, there were claims of a sudden surge in racist incidents. Remain campaigners made the inevitable claim that this surge was due to the Leave campaign, as if it had magically caused decent people to transform into racists. Which, of course, is nonsense: there were no more racists the day after the … Continue reading