A Country Girl’s Reflections on Environmentalism

BY ROCHELLE BLAKEMAN “Toil mastered everything, relentless toil And the pressure of pinching poverty… Everything by nature’s law Tends to the worse, slips ever backward, backward.” Virgil, the Georgics As a farmer’s daughter, I was blessed with a bucolic childhood. With only 1% of the UK population being farmers, it is a lucky stroke to have lived my younger years with a closeness to the … Continue reading A Country Girl’s Reflections on Environmentalism

What Does it Mean to be Green? 

BY DANIEL JUPP The only time my Dad, a working class but aspirational patriot who through hard work rose to a middle management position, ever voted anything but Conservative, he voted Green. It was only once, I think, during the Major years.  My Dad loved the countryside. He was a South Londoner but moved out to Essex. When he was a young boy, which would … Continue reading What Does it Mean to be Green? 

Saving the Planet One Mask at a Time

BY BERNADETTE SPOFFORTH Nothing has brought out the worst piousness and virtue signalling in certain sections of society like Covid. These latter-day self-styled saints have shown their do-goodery by wearing their sacrifice like a hair shirt, wilfully oblivious to the collateral damages of Covid restrictions, lockdowns and shifting human behavioural patterns. As COP26 gathers together to decide for civilisation how society will change, the huge … Continue reading Saving the Planet One Mask at a Time

Maintaining Our Sense of Perspective

BY JOE NUTT One of the most significant advances in Western culture took place when a handful of Renaissance artists defined the rules for creating the illusion of linear perspective in their work. When painters learned how to mimic reality by following rules, they unknowingly initiated cultural and intellectual innovation on a vast scale. Perspective gave people vision. Our modern day visionaries have lost this … Continue reading Maintaining Our Sense of Perspective

Taste of Your Own Medicine

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Dominic Lawson wrote in the Daily Mail on Monday how Extinction Rebellion Founder Roger Hallam was one of the coordinators of Insulate Britain, the idiots blocking Britain’s motorways. Dominic wrote how: ‘Hallam – the actual founder of Insulate Britain – has not put himself out. This is the Roger Hallam who has been telling his acolytes what to do either from his … Continue reading Taste of Your Own Medicine

Sickly Shade of Yellow

BY EFFIE DEANS The Scottish Greens will not save the world, though if given the chance they might wreck Scotland. The deal they have made with the SNP changes nothing whatsoever. It was unnecessary for Sturgeon to form a coalition with the Greens, because she knows that they always vote with the SNP anyway. We are no closer to a second independence referendum because Sturgeon … Continue reading Sickly Shade of Yellow

Why Caring for the Environment is not ‘Woke’

BY STEPHEN PAX LEONARD Vaporised words linger in arid self-interrogation. There is an extended silence, a short sonata of raised eyebrows and then a meaningful grin. Ibbi, an Inuit hunter, sits in my freezing hut, patting his firm bulk full of seal meat. Implausible palindromes are whispered over black coffee, and jokes are shared about his embonpoint. Thin jokes, admittedly. Here we sit hour after … Continue reading Why Caring for the Environment is not ‘Woke’

Jesus, Marx & Greta

BY DAVID EYLES Those of us conservatives, who sit on our park benches and watch and observe the political world go by – scurrying hither and thither, forming allegiances and breaking them up again in their enormous, squabbling rats’ nest – have noticed a strange alliance that has formed in recent years. The Labour Party has almost completely abandoned its Jewish MPs – most have … Continue reading Jesus, Marx & Greta

Common Sense Green

BY RICH Everyone has gone mad and I’ve had enough of it. Extinction Rebellion say we’re all going to die from a climate-related catastrophe if we don’t go carbon neutral by 2025. That’s 5 years away. (Actually they’ve already started pushing the time-frame back, but let’s ignore that for now). Greta Thunberg reckons we’ve already entered our extinction event. They’re both wrong, obviously. Just like … Continue reading Common Sense Green