The Long March Away from the Institutions

BY PATRICK FAGAN Deep in the darkness of the Amazon rainforest, there is a monster known as the zombie-ant fungus. It is a parasite that infects carpenter ants and controls their behaviour for its own ends: under the fungus’ mind control, the ant leaves the safety of its nest, finds a high, humid spot on the underside of a leaf, and attaches itself there while … Continue reading The Long March Away from the Institutions

Whitehall: The Self-Preserving, Incompetent Master of Us All

THE CITY GRUMP The list goes on. Whether it’s the chaotic NHS, the inflation and interest rate situation, the Afghanistan fiasco or 10 Downing Street partying the pandemic nights away, the guiding force behind these and countless other horrors for at least the last 70 years is Whitehall. You may wish to blame our elected politicians for all and sundry but, for the most part, … Continue reading Whitehall: The Self-Preserving, Incompetent Master of Us All

Nationalists’ Misplaced Confidence

BY EFFIE DEANS If there were a Scottish independence referendum tomorrow who would win? I genuinely have no idea. I don’t think anyone does. You might as well toss a coin. But let’s ask a different question. If you asked 1000 Scottish nationalists who would win an independence referendum, 999 or more would answer that their side would win. If you asked 1000 Pro UK … Continue reading Nationalists’ Misplaced Confidence

The Endangered Species Fallacy

BY RON THOMSON Dear Editor, Coming out of the current “Ban Trophy Hunting” controversy in Great Britain at this time, there are a great many misconceptions that need to be exposed and explained. And within the general ‘conservation’ field as a whole, there are a great many other so-called “statements of fact” that are nothing of the kind. The British people owe it to themselves, … Continue reading The Endangered Species Fallacy

Cabbies, Cyclists and the Cost of Living        

BY STEWART SLATER Why is it so hard to get a cab in the rain?  Increasing demand surely – despite there being no recorded example of any human less than 100% waterproof, most of us prefer not to get wet. But if you are a classical economist, supply should increase to match demand. The more people want a cab, the more of them should appear … Continue reading Cabbies, Cyclists and the Cost of Living        

SNP Corruption Comes from the Top

BY EFFIE DEANS Why are there so many tales of corruption and scandal involving Scottish nationalists? Former SNP MP Natalie McGarry has just been convicted of embezzlement and will most likely be jailed. It is a sad story and each of us ought to regret the disgrace and ruin that this individual faces. She could have had a long career as an MP, instead it … Continue reading SNP Corruption Comes from the Top

Friday 13th Update: Packham 3

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN A brief update for all you generous supporters of the 3 of us defending our articles and other content in the much-anticipated Packham defamation case. Today our legal team is expected to receive a reply to our defences from the Claimant’s solicitorvists. Our lawyers will then be discussing the case over coming days with counsel and deciding how we progress from there.  … Continue reading Friday 13th Update: Packham 3

Too Little Wheat, Too Much Makeup

BY JIM WEBSTER During first lockdown, behind the scenes, major retailers performed logistical miracles. As a farmer I’m not somebody who is prone to praise them, but in spite of ridiculous levels of panic buying (there are people out there who won’t need to buy toilet paper for another couple of years) the retailers managed to keep the show on the road. During lockdown I … Continue reading Too Little Wheat, Too Much Makeup

Where does ‘Progress’ End?

BY DANIEL JUPP Are there any boundaries that shouldn’t be crossed in the name of a “progressive society”? The progressive offer is a seductive one in one sense: if you accept complete submission and subservience to the progressive ideology, if you accept that the State is all powerful and decides all things, if you normalise the idea that every human being is both flawed and … Continue reading Where does ‘Progress’ End?