Prisoner Exchange

BY JOHN ISMAEL Despite Labour Trotskyites like derisible Laura Pidcock, who declared she had “no intention of being friends” with any Tory MP, when you put the two parties alongside each other there is unquestionably a subset who share almost all the same politics and are neither obviously blue or red. Since, these days, the Lib Dems are a dinosaur run by a skeleton, this … Continue reading Prisoner Exchange

Resolute, Trump

CSM EDITORIAL From Anglophile Donald Trump’s seat at the Resolute Desk – a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880, built from the English oak timbers of the British Arctic exploration ship HMS Resolute – Britain does not seem so friendly after all. One would even forgive President Trump looking across the Atlantic these days and preferring Monsieur Macron to Mrs … Continue reading Resolute, Trump

Brits’ Satisfying Soros Payback

BY JAMIE FOSTER George Soros, the Hungarian-American Billionaire investor has caused yet more furore as it has emerged that he has invested a further £100,000 in an anti Brexit organisation, Better for Britain, bringing the total invested by him up to £500,000. The main argument that Soros faces is that, as a foreigner, he is trying to interfere in British politics. Nick Timothy, in his … Continue reading Brits’ Satisfying Soros Payback

Where’s Tariq?

BY JOHN ISMAEL Tariq Ramadan is a French-Swiss Muslim academic, philosopher, and writer. He is the Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at St Antony’s College and teaches at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, also at the University of Oxford. He is the director of the Research Centre of Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), based in Doha. He also … Continue reading Where’s Tariq?

Offshore Can be Moral

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Not a week goes by without some Corbynite pointing out that one of the ways they will raise revenues when Jeremy Corbyn gets into Downing Street is by cleaning out the Offshore Centres of their billions, as if these havens contain billions comprised solely of unpaid tax. Of course, presumably, what these Corbynites really mean is that any tax that was illegally evaded … Continue reading Offshore Can be Moral

The Torquay Pavilion Storm

CSM EDITORIAL Torquay has been a turbulent place of late, politically at least. Whether it’s alleged conflicts of interest or repeating votes of no confidence in elected officials based in the area, or planning bodies who run roughshod over wishes of local residents and ward councillors, one would wonder what advantages there are to a person, or their loved ones, in stepping up to get … Continue reading The Torquay Pavilion Storm

Stepping Stones 2022

BY SAM HOOPER This government does not understand the meaning of ambition, beyond the leadership’s narrow, selfish desire to cling to power and prevent anyone else from having a go. But worse than being cynically without purpose, the government is also incompetent and lacking a functional political radar. Even a government of chancers and fakers, having been warned numerous times that their lack of a … Continue reading Stepping Stones 2022

Labour’s Moral Relativism

BY JAMIE FOSTER Anyone joining Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party may be excused for being a little confused about the rules that may lead to them being asked to leave a job or the party itself. Recent events do nothing to clarify the position. Lord Mendelsohn, for example, has just been asked to leave his front bench position as a result of having attended the President’s … Continue reading Labour’s Moral Relativism