Corbyn Replacement?

BY NICK PEARCE Speculation is dangerous. Nonetheless, it’s rather good fun. If the polls are right and Theresa May ends up with a workable majority on June 8th (PLEASE do go out and vote) there will surely be a (yet another) Labour leadership election as the Labour Party turns on Jeremy Corbyn, despite recent predictions that Corbyn and the Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell will somehow … Continue reading Corbyn Replacement?

Quilliam Flawed

BY SAM WHITE You may be aware that this week, relations between Tommy Robinson and Maajid Nawaz’s Quilliam Foundation broke down completely. For those not up to date on what happened, here’s a summary. First, there’s Tommy Robinson, former leader of the English Defence League, and outspoken campaigner against Islamic extremism. Robinson is a deeply controversial figure about whom you can find two competing descriptions: … Continue reading Quilliam Flawed

Customers Think They’re Always Right

BY ANDY COLLIDGE When you are in a trade or business that is constantly frequented by the public, there inevitably comes that invariable onslaught of thoughts, opinions, requirements and self-indulgence. After only a very short while, you begin, not intentionally, to put people with similar attitudes and characteristics into certain categories. After a longer while at the mercy of the over-needy public, the more elevated of … Continue reading Customers Think They’re Always Right

Marine A Must Walk

BY JIM BROWNE MARINE A, Alexander Blackman from Taunton, has had his murder conviction downgraded to manslaughter. Blackman shot an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan and had his murder conviction reduced to manslaughter yesterday by five judges at the Court Martial Appeal Court in London. They heard argument on his behalf that fresh psychiatric evidence would have provided him with a diminished responsibility defence. He … Continue reading Marine A Must Walk

I, White

BY SAM WHITE The new left is racist. The middle class, holier-than-though, Europhile left. You know the ones. The millennial, mud-slinging narcissists, fixated on skin colour and marching for Islamism. Look at their progressive media and you’ll find endlessly carping think pieces on their perpetual hang up: race. They have a creepy obsession and ambiguous motives. Someone made a google extension changing the word "white" … Continue reading I, White

When Slough Trumps Seville

BY RICHARD HEATH I was thumbing through the BBC News app and came across an article called “Slough: What is it like to live in an ‘immigration town’?” The article was tagged simply under ‘Brexit’. It was an article to entice us in to watching a Panorama episode about Brexit Britain (and how we all became horrid racists on the morning of 24th June, I expect. … Continue reading When Slough Trumps Seville

Metaphors For America

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, 83-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (pictured) was interviewed on BBC Newsnight in late February and declared, “The true symbol of the United States is not the bald eagle. It is the pendulum. And when the pendulum swings too far in one direction it will go back … we are not experiencing the best of times, … Continue reading Metaphors For America

From Autoroute to Hell

BY MATTHEW CORRIGAN Nobody would have claimed it was Spring, but late February was pleasantly and unusually warm. A change of season, with all of its potential, was definitely in the air. Having taken breakfast at the harbour’s edge, I eased the car onto the motorway slip road. A thin layer of high cirrostratus filtered the climbing sun; it was perfect weather for the long … Continue reading From Autoroute to Hell

Alzheimer’s Sufferers are Human

BY MATTHEW CORRIGAN This morning was a good one; she remembered who I was. When I tucked my elderly relative safely into her bed last night, as I’ve done every night for the last few years, I did so in the knowledge that she might not remember exactly who I was upon awakening. Alzheimer’s does that. It’s one of the many nasty little tricks this … Continue reading Alzheimer’s Sufferers are Human