RTÉ – Really Tiresome Emissions

BY EAMONN O’MAHONY If you thought you Brits had it bad paying out £147 a year for your TV licence, then think about us poor Irish who pay out €160 a year for our own poll tax imposed on anyone who watches the telly. We face a similar Stasi inspectorate and bailiffs, similar court appearances and jail sentences if we fail to cough up. Statistics … Continue reading RTÉ – Really Tiresome Emissions

The Corbyn Jones Affinity?

BY MANDY BALDWIN Nobody should be surprised at the reaction of Jeremy Corbyn to the announcement that Sally Jones, aka ‘The White Widow’, has been killed in a CIA drone strike. As ever, Corbyn is unable to wholeheartedly condemn terrorists, or terrorism. He seems dimly aware that by not doing so he offends people who he may have to impress in order to gain power, … Continue reading The Corbyn Jones Affinity?

Catalan Runny Nose Zapper

Into a pan, pour 3/4 litre of red wine, brought almost to boiling (wait till it is moving and steaming.) Remove from heat, throw in 2 good handfuls of thyme, 6 table spoons of honey, 6 table spoons of lemon juice, a rounded tea-spoon of ground nutmeg, a chunk of ginger root, chopped. Stir briskly, return to heat until ‘moving’ again, then remove from heat, … Continue reading Catalan Runny Nose Zapper

Pervert Havens on the Left

BY JON ALEXANDER By now you should be aware of the arrest of Harvey Weinstein, that is if you follow any branch of mainstream media.  Weinstein is a 65-year-old movie producer, creator of the ‘Miramax’ production company.  He is about as ‘Hollywood’ and ‘Democrat’ as you can get – expressing extremely strong support for Obama and then Hillary Clinton.  He in turn received strong praise … Continue reading Pervert Havens on the Left

Veritatis Splendor

BY PATRICK WIGHTMAN It appears that the words of the French leader Charles de Gaulle ring true today in Catalonia: “Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; Nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.” On the question of Catalan independence, the British press has tried its best to sell the public a “love story”: a democratic people, who … Continue reading Veritatis Splendor

Overcoming Horse Ailments

BY DEBORAH JANE NICHOLAS I slowed my car and carefully drove onto the grass bank as there wasn’t a safe place to park on the narrow country lane. The moment I spotted the horse I could tell something was wrong. I wondered how many drivers had passed this location and either didn’t spot the problem, or didn’t care. I slowly approached the horse while uttering … Continue reading Overcoming Horse Ailments

PETA Have Lost the Plot

BY BEN EAGLE People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have lost the plot. A couple of weeks ago a representative from their organisation appeared on ITV’s This Morning programme with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield to ‘inform’ viewers that sheep shearing is an inherently cruel practice and should be banned. Elisa Allen called on viewers to stop buying and wearing wool and instead … Continue reading PETA Have Lost the Plot