Less Gladly

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Travelling long journeys – whether first class, second or business – you do need a bit of luck. It’s not every time that you get to sit next to someone with the beauty of Grace Kelly or the wit of Oscar Wilde. I recall travelling from London to Singapore and being seated next to a Frenchman who had just got off a … Continue reading Less Gladly

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False Fork

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN A choice between two equivalent options has come to be known as a Morton’s Fork. Under Henry VII, John Morton was made Archbishop of Canterbury in 1486 and then Lord Chancellor a year later. He justified a King’s benevolence by holding that a man living modestly must be saving money and, therefore, could manage to pay for the benevolence, whereas a man … Continue reading False Fork

Grimes

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE After two years of polluting the political ether with conspiracy and conjecture, an illusionary truth formed in Britain’s liberal elite mirroring that of the Trump-Russian collusion conjured by their US counterparts. It is now received wisdom in much of Britain, and indeed Europe, that Britain’s freedom from the EU was won by unscrupulous means. Not that truth and accuracy is still expected … Continue reading Grimes

King Solomon’s Choice

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN It is in the best interests of the country to continue to expose the anti-Semites who flourished under Jeremy Corbyn’s (for want of a better word) leadership of the Labour Party. Having publications such as the Jewish Chronicle expose anti-Semites like the toxic Bristol University professor David Miller and the lunatic Editor of The Canary, Kerry-Anne Mendoza, is beneficial but not sufficient. … Continue reading King Solomon’s Choice

As Strong As Your Team

BY FRANK HAVILAND What exactly is the purpose of the Labour Party? If it’s sixth-form activism, then Rebecca Long-Bailey’s petulant 49-point Twitter questionnaire to Gavin Williamson makes sense. At least we know the Williamsons won’t be panic-buying Andrex any time soon. If it’s Britain’s state-funded comedy circuit, then Corbyn cabinet choices suddenly become coherent: Diane Abbott, a woman who doesn’t believe in borders, in-charge of … Continue reading As Strong As Your Team

EU Ideologues Target Essential Oils

BY JAN KUSMIREK Taxonomy is the science of naming things. Botany is the science or study of plants.  Combining the two produces the scientific or Latin names that help identify species. In recent years the population, and in particular gardeners, will have seen a number of name changes which has led to a lot of confusion as to what something really is. For example, a … Continue reading EU Ideologues Target Essential Oils

Universal Basic Logic

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Watching opportunists using the Coronavirus crisis as a lever with which to implement Communism is simultaneously entertaining and dispiriting: Someone sent me this photo of the @c2c_Rail this morning from Southend to London, who are running a reduced service so everyone’s crammed on the train. This situation is utter madness, the government has to announce a universal basic income and call a … Continue reading Universal Basic Logic

Imagine

BY EFFIE DEANS I think I saw the Killing Fields (1984) when it came out, but I really don’t remember. I may have seen it on video afterwards. It’s a film about the Cambodian genocide that took place between 1975 and 1979. I don’t remember the details of the film, but I remember the ending. John Lennon’s Imagine plays over the final scenes and the … Continue reading Imagine

Hush, Cretins

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE COVID-19 has revealed the tragic futility of contemporary politics. Spirited efforts by sections of the Left to undermine each and every government response to the virus wearies even those who would ordinarily take an interest in Westminster proceedings. How is Parliament to be taken seriously if £330 billion of spending is to be criticised by the opposition as ‘not going far enough’? … Continue reading Hush, Cretins