Sticks & Stones

CSM EDITORIAL First they complained that Brexit voters were misled by a bus advert. Next they complained that Brexit voters were racist. Then they whined about how Brexit voters were uneducated. Then came the gammon insults. These were linked to stories about Brexit voters dying off because they were so old. Northern Brexit voters then took loads of stick. Then Facebook got the blame as … Continue reading Sticks & Stones

The Smartest Guys in the Room

BY SAM HOOPER John Harris has long been about the only writer at the Guardian worth reading, and last week he had some wise words of advice for the organisers and stars of last week’s march in support of the “People’s Vote” on overturning Brexit and remaining in the European Union. For those who have been living under a rock and therefore missed the incessant publicity … Continue reading The Smartest Guys in the Room

No Compromise, No Appeasement

CSM EDITORIAL One of the comments left on the Mail on Sunday website this weekend in response to a Brexit article by Lord Lamont sums up the current mood amongst Brexiteers across the UK. There is real and mounting anger out there at the prospect of Theresa May sticking to her unpopular, half-in, half-out blancmange of a Brexit deal known as Chequers: “Those of us … Continue reading No Compromise, No Appeasement

God Bless the DUP

CSM EDITORIAL As our Prime Minister Theresa May enters the home straight of Brexit negotiations she would do well to prioritise threat levels – away from her advisers. While Brexit negotiations are important, by far the greatest threat to the United Kingdom – aside from a no deal Brexit or hordes engaged in street unrest following a failure to deliver Brexit – is Corbyn. That’s … Continue reading God Bless the DUP

Bringing Back Patriotism

BY SAM HOOPER Open Borders zealots and anti-immigration hawks could yet come to a pragmatic compromise that works for all, if only they stopped viewing the immigration debate as a zero-sum, existential war. This Texas town shows the potential fruits of such compromise. One of the nicest things about having moved from Britain to the United States is the fact that I now live in … Continue reading Bringing Back Patriotism

Around the Bend

BY TARQUIN SUTHERLAND So, did you hear about the latest EU Directive? Apparently, some poor chap had an accident on a farm. Yes, farms can be dangerous places and accidents will happen. Don’t worry! The European Union to the rescue! In some no doubt well-appointed office somewhere on the continent, a group of faceless bureaucrats have taken it upon themselves to use this accident as … Continue reading Around the Bend