In Defence of Prince Harry

BY PAUL T HORGAN Prince Harry has been in the news quite a lot, and the media seem to be in the process of casting him as the latest incarnation of the dissolute minor royal, a cause of embarrassment to the monarchy, perhaps even calling the monarchy into question. T’was ever thus. This is unfair. Harry has spent his adult life being overshadowed by his older … Continue reading In Defence of Prince Harry

Why Are So Many Conservatives Gay?

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE One cannot browse Tory Twitter without noticing a disturbing lack of diversity among its younger members. Predictably, a great deal of them are of the now proscribed ‘male and pale’ variety. Less predictable, though, is how many happen to be avowed homosexuals. This would be unusual for any party, let alone an allegedly conservative one. Strange then that no one has cared … Continue reading Why Are So Many Conservatives Gay?

Don’t Mention the J Word

BY FRANK HAVILAND The world is not fair – we all know it. And yet, curiously, it is those who benefit most from such a state of affairs who insist on lecturing the rest of us about them. It can get rather galling listening to the petulant foot stamps of multimillionaire luvvies, sweatshop-based multinationals, and every tax-dodging athlete who can haul themselves onto one knee … Continue reading Don’t Mention the J Word

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

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