BY FRANK HAVILAND Award ceremonies have long since been redundant, but it was not always the case. In the Golden Age of cinema, they provided a rare opportunity for stars to go off-script, and actually say something of significance. It wasn’t perhaps until 1973 with Marlon Brando refusing the Best Actor Oscar for The Godfather that politics became infused with self-congratulation. For the record, in … Continue reading 7 Majestic Minutes
BY FRANK HAVILAND As Dirty Harry famously put it, opinions are like arseholes: everybody’s got one. Celebrity opinions on the other hand are more like Hugh Grant electoral endorsements: amusing curios, with all the efficacy of oral sex from Siri. So forgive me if I can’t get too excited about December’s angst-ridden multi-millionaire, ‘Stormzy’, or Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr., as I prefer to … Continue reading Brits Are Not Racist
BY TARQUIN SUTHERLAND I would have been the last to have guessed that it would be J K Rowling herself – that Queen of Fantasy, revered almost as a deity by hordes of young and impressionable Leftists that had grown up on her expertly spun tales of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Darling of Fantasy has enjoyed – right up until last week in fact – … Continue reading The Gob of Fire
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE I thought it rather fitting that the charity ‘Period Power’ chose that boy with the curious habit of making frenzied fisting gesticulations to be their patron. Fitting because my thoughts on Owen Jones could be condensed into that four letter word which so eloquently describes the private parts of a woman. But I’m afraid that today, calling him that simply won’t do; … Continue reading Owen Jones-Corbyn
BY FRANK HAVILAND I’m not a gynaecologist, but I know an uppity countess when I see one. I’m also shrewd enough to realise when the Twitter feeds of Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Owen Jones and Afua Hirsch look a little anaemic, it’s a sure sign we haven’t hit our “racism” targets for the week. With pretty much everything racist by default these days, it must be hard … Continue reading Uppity
BY BEN PENSANT There are many things to admire about pint-sized Eco-warrior Greta Funbag, such as her courage, intellect, shiny locks, and cute-as-a-button nose. She has a finger-wagging demeanour which is beautifully complimented by a cold stare so piercing it could make an organic onion cry. However, Greta’s two most impressive features have little to do with pigtails or principles. In fact they have little … Continue reading Greta
BY PHIL DEEKS Imagine a group of countries, each with varying histories and cultures (some linked, some not), each with distinct economies (some developed, some not) and each with their own domestic concerns. Is it wise for them to follow the same monetary and social policies as each other? I posed this question on Twitter to a follower group of a left/liberal bent. 85% of … Continue reading Localism is Best?
BY FRANK HAVILAND As some of our more myopic MPs will tell you, there’s never a copper around when you need one. They must be looking in the wrong places. Sadiq Khan tweets a good police cut, but always keeps half a dozen burly officers stashed under his mattress, ready to accompany him on walkabout around London. Never forget: ‘diversity is our strength’, except when … Continue reading Policing Pronouns
BY FRANK HAVILAND There are no words in the English Language sufficiently benign that the Left will not market them as a form of hatred. Pity our poor Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, whose lexicon has recently been denuded to the tune of ‘humbug’ and ‘surrender’. Christmas at Number 10 is going to be a rum affair this year I fear. Not only will Bojo wince … Continue reading Dark Days Ahead?