Please, Back to Basics

BY PAUL NEWALL The memes about PC police are many and varied. The British police services have been jumping through hoops for a couple of decades to reinvent themselves as inclusive – embracing diversity. The online comedians have made hay with rainbow-painted patrol cars and epaulettes, with female officers being dry-humped at the Notting Hill carnival and some officers getting sent out for duty on … Continue reading Please, Back to Basics

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First Principles

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN “Where are there flying cars, Daddy?” “Flying cars are everywhere. We call them planes.” “Ha! Planes are not cars, Daddy. I’m not gullible!” People are so focused on form (in this instance a flying object that looks like a car) that they overlook the function (conveyance by flight). Original visions of inventions or ideas set boundaries because in part we can see … Continue reading First Principles

Big Tech Too Big

BY TARQUIN SUTHERLAND “I am not a number, I am a free man!” So began the seminal 60s TV series, The Prisoner. Upon recently revisiting this evermore prescient work by the sorely missed Patrick McGoohan, I was struck by the thought; ‘I wonder what he witnessed?’, as it is chock full of the echoes of future-shock. “Be seeing you” the characters chirpily say to one … Continue reading Big Tech Too Big

The Cracked Teflon of Priests

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN During some rainy days of holiday this summer, I was forced to watch some Poldark episodes by my persuasive wife and I confess that I enjoyed the performance of the actor Christian Brassington as the loathsome Reverend Osborne Whitworth. Hardly what you’d expect of a Man of God, Reverend Osborne is a lecherous hypocrite and a slave to deviant thoughts. Unable to find … Continue reading The Cracked Teflon of Priests

Persecuting the Persecuted

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE I use 2010 as a marker for when many noble pursuits fell into disrepute: music; games; comics; fat shaming; but it’s also when I think the slow creep of “wokeness” began. Now here we are, listening to increasingly emboldened fat women vent their outrage porn unto Twitter — but how did we get here? 2010 introduced the Equality Act, which ironically sought … Continue reading Persecuting the Persecuted

Court Not Hate

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The Far-Left Group Hope Not Hate’s defeat in the High Court on Wednesday was significant. As the Jewish Chronicle noted: “Hope Not Hate have apologised and been ordered to pay costs to a Jewish woman after falsely accusing her of being among a group who attacked a London socialist bookshop. The organisation published an article in August 2018 claiming that there was … Continue reading Court Not Hate

Intersectionality Chickens Home to Roost

BY GARY MCGHEE Cluck, cluck. An almighty furore has developed between Muslim primary school protesters and Local Labour MP Jess Foghorn Phillips. If you didn’t know already she has ordered an exclusion zone be put around the school to prevent the demonstration from being outside the school. Meanwhile LGBT groups are also demonstrating about the right of gay relationships to be taught in schools, though … Continue reading Intersectionality Chickens Home to Roost