BY SAM HOOPER It is a far, far better thing that she does…. What drama last week as vaguely-known personality Sandi Toksvig revealed – at a meeting of the Women’s Equality Party – that she is not being paid the same as her predecessor, the much more widely known Stephen Fry, to host a television quiz show. From ITV News: QI host Sandi Toksvig has revealed … Continue reading Gender Martyrs
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN This week’s attack on Jacob Rees-Mogg and his children was despicable but should come as no surprise. Rees-Mogg and his family were ambushed by protesters outside his home in Westminster. Footage posted on Tuesday by Class War, an organisation claiming to be a “working class action group”, showed police standing guard as a small group of demonstrators confronted the Conservative MP, his … Continue reading Nasty Little Men
BY BEN PENSANT I was delighted to learn of the new twists taken in the heart-warming story of Swedish airplane hero Ellen Eriksson If you’re anything like me you’ll have marvelled at courageous Ellen’s refusal to sit down on a plane until an Afghan asylum seeker facing deportation was removed. And you were probably also horrified by the alt-right bigots who immediately piped up with … Continue reading Ah Sweden!
BY BEN PENSANT It is just unfair that anyone other than us Leftists can use social media to stop funding hate. I am referring to the recent case of James Gunn and other cases that the right have won against us using OUR social media. Sadly, mere weeks after Hollywood bosses correctly removed Scarlett Johannesburg from a transgender gangster biopic because she’s never possessed a … Continue reading Stop Harassing Us Lefties
BY ANDREW MOODY Whilst educated to a middle-class standard, by the time my 21st birthday arrived (spent alone inside a cell in a psychiatric ward) I was living off mental health benefits and completely written off work. I lived in temporary accommodation in Vauxhall in SW London at the tail end of a decade of hard drug abuse (purchased off primarily blacks or ex-convict whites) … Continue reading The Myth of White Privilege
BY BEN PENSANT A rotten freakshow rocked up in my hometown of Newcastle the other week, striking fear into the hearts of frigid Gender Studies professors everywhere. Friends Fest came to town. Or rather, ‘Fascist Fest’. For the uninitiated, Friends was a white supremacist ‘sitcom’ that debuted on Channel 5 in 1992, turning a generation of vulnerable youngsters into racist, fat-shaming, transphobic, misogynists. I was 14 when it first … Continue reading Beware Friends Fest
BY SAM WHITE Have you ever thought you knew a place, looked away for a moment, and when you look back it’s changed? Have you ever had that happen for an entire country? I hadn’t – not for a whole nation – until just now, when I looked at Britain and saw the most bizarre of infernos taking hold. It appears that Britain has been … Continue reading A Strange Revolution
BY ANDREW MOODY After I’d just been placed under Section 3 of the Mental Health Act, one of the ward nurses told me he was off for a week to enjoy the World Cup in the pub. I had no leave and it was boiling hot. “Mate,” I said, “and I mean this: If England make it to the final, I may deign to watch … Continue reading Moody’s Thoughts: Lineker
BY JAMIE FOSTER Currently government proposals are being considered that would prevent online trolls who intimidate election candidates or campaigners from standing for public office. The length of a ban from standing for or holding public office will be part of a consultation. At present in extreme cases of intimidation there are jail sentences available for those who commit these offences. It feels like this … Continue reading Trolls Banned from Public Office?