Brave Brexiteer Required

BY ROBERT FOX Theresa May’s latest attempt to pass her deal through parliament, and her talks of a second referendum, demonstrate that the early mantra of her negotiations, ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’, has been long forgotten. Had she ever really believed this mantra, May would have maintained preparations for exiting the EU without a deal. Publicly announcing plans for a low … Continue reading Brave Brexiteer Required

End Spineless Prosecutions

BY A FORMER BRITISH ARMY SERGEANT MAJOR The young man carefully approaches the recruiting sergeant, intent on being ‘just like him’. He’s smart, worldly, well turned out and confident – he wants to join the 350-year-old going concern that is the British Army. The sergeant welcomes his interest and informs him of all the available options to improve his character. How to better his lifestyle, … Continue reading End Spineless Prosecutions

2019

BY JON ALEXANDER So here we are. 2019 is here. New Years resolutions are made and quickly forgotten, some will be making big changes while others seek to keep things going as they are. So what politically can we expect? The answer is not very much unless the Tories can get their act together and provide the country with a much-needed Government. So far, the … Continue reading 2019

The Smartest Guys in the Room

BY SAM HOOPER John Harris has long been about the only writer at the Guardian worth reading, and last week he had some wise words of advice for the organisers and stars of last week’s march in support of the “People’s Vote” on overturning Brexit and remaining in the European Union. For those who have been living under a rock and therefore missed the incessant publicity … Continue reading The Smartest Guys in the Room

Forced Diversity

BY FRANK HAVILAND ‘Diversity is our strength’ as we all know, but unfortunately for Generation X, our formative years were spent in the absence of such wisdom. Indeed, I often attribute the cataclysmic failures of my life to my diversity-barren childhood; a nightmare from which only the bravest millennials would have survived. My brothers and I were ritually force-fed egg and chips every Saturday. How … Continue reading Forced Diversity

Welsh

BY ANDREW MOODY Iconic Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, who once referred to himself as so famous and wealthy he was essentially “upper class”, called the anti-Semite psychopath (and potential UK Labour prime minister) Jeremy Corbyn “as the best of a bad bunch” in August 2017, shortly after the hung parliament. One of the most influential writers of the past twenty years, Welsh began life as the … Continue reading Welsh

Best Not Ask Bono

BY SAM HOOPER Every now and then you read an article so astonishingly un-self aware, so counterproductive, so open to attack and ridicule on multiple fronts that it is difficult to know where to begin. The latest writer to evoke this strong reaction is Fareed Zakaria, CNN’s in-house intellectual and self-touted expert on international issues and foreign affairs. The headline of Zakaria’s latest asinine column … Continue reading Best Not Ask Bono