The Centrist Provocateur

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE It is one of life’s great mysteries: how much of the BBC’s anti-Britishness is due to Marxist subversion and how much is merely the perfunctory prattishness of liberals? Probably it is more of the latter but with enough of the former to ensure that incidents like the recent Proms controversy will continue to rile the average TV licence payer. Despite their latest … Continue reading The Centrist Provocateur

Wonderful Wit of White

BY ANDREW MOODY Journalist and photographer, based in Tokyo, Sam White of the Spectator, Quillette and this magazine is ambivalent about Twitter: “After all, what kind of way to communicate are skeletal 280 character statements, stark of nuance, caveat or context?” In his new book I Wish I Hadn’t Written This: An Archive of Being Too Online in the Culture Wars 2016-2019, the eminently sensible … Continue reading Wonderful Wit of White

Faux War

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN There is growing evidence that lockdown is winding people up now. This includes the journalists who scribe from the homes they have rarely left since March. Hats off to the anti-capitalist Black Lives Matter opportunists who used the perennial August of lockdown to generate a high-profile campaign when, frankly, there were so few stories circulating. One can only read so many articles … Continue reading Faux War

Run With The Fox

CSM EDITORIAL Excusing his error of judgement on the Sikh soldier (yup, Lefties, human beings are permitted to err), Laurence Fox is just the vehicle that Common Sense has been desperately seeking for years. Not only has Lozza shown the West how to blow away the hangover from the failed freedom-grabbing experiment of political correctness, in one foul swoop he has lanced the festering boil … Continue reading Run With The Fox

7 Majestic Minutes

BY FRANK HAVILAND Award ceremonies have long since been redundant, but it was not always the case. In the Golden Age of cinema, they provided a rare opportunity for stars to go off-script, and actually say something of significance. It wasn’t perhaps until 1973 with Marlon Brando refusing the Best Actor Oscar for The Godfather that politics became infused with self-congratulation. For the record, in … Continue reading 7 Majestic Minutes

We’re Losing this War

BY SAM HOOPER The good aspects of this populist insurgency in America and Britain need saving from horrified (and increasingly organised) antidemocratic elites – but also from cynical and incompetent populist leaders who are squandering our last best hope of democratic renewal. For all the furious words being written and opinions expressed of late, nothing much seems to be changing. Despite a political discourse which … Continue reading We’re Losing this War

Moody Thoughts

BY ANDREW MOODY “Laurie Penny has over 140,000 followers on Twitter” the bio of her recent 3rd Wave Feminist Manifesto “Bitch Doctrine” proudly declares. I currently have 509 followers and lose (or gain) a couple every so often, remaining around the 500 mark. So, is this vastly larger Twitter audience indicative of Penny’s superior talent (considering I am but a mere self-published author and she … Continue reading Moody Thoughts

Welcome to the TERF Wars

BY TARQUIN SUTHERLAND It was some two hundred thousand years ago that our early ancestors made use of the two unique gifts that our burgeoning sentience brought us – those of pattern recognition and imagination. It was then that time came into being – and from that moment on we were propelled forward into an ever increasing and ever more complex world of civilisation. What … Continue reading Welcome to the TERF Wars