Greta

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

Localism is Best?

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?

Policing Pronouns

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

Gender Wars: Penguin Edition

BY FRANK HAVILAND Of all the pandemics the world has faced, equality may be the most dangerous. Not egalitarian principles or equal rights (which I fully support), but enforced equality: the notion that people must be equal. In the post-truth age, facts are only relative to the sympathy you can garner pretending to be offended by them; truth is out, social constructs are in. Intelligence … Continue reading Gender Wars: Penguin Edition

Abigail

BY FRANK HAVILAND Society’s foremost duty must be to protect the innocent and the vulnerable. In the age of perpetual victimhood however, the lines are so blurred we no longer get it right. Instead the indefensible is now defended: treacherous politicians who slander their own voters; middle-class deadbeats who spend their gap-year with ISIS; and child rapists, traumatised by the unwelcome advances of Tommy Robinson’s … Continue reading Abigail

Seismic Shocks Needed

BY PAUL NEWALL This month began with a seismic shock and I’m not talking about the LA earthquakes. Jeffrey Epstein, billionaire financier and convicted child abuser, was arrested for crimes that he had already been convicted of in 2008. At that time some people suggested that he had received a sweetheart deal having only pled guilty to one charge of child prostitution – receiving 18 … Continue reading Seismic Shocks Needed

Pride?

BY PADDY WIGHTMAN I’m not sure if you’ve noticed but over the last few years what is referred to as the LGBT Movement has grown from strength to strength. Around 15 years ago this movement had little publicity, but it is now mentioned on a daily basis across the West’s top newspapers and news channels. It enjoys the support of the majority of Europe’s democratic … Continue reading Pride?

Equality Lie Violation

BY FRANK HAVILAND There isn’t much left which isn’t racist. Managing to avoid it can be quite a challenge. Everything from your morning coffee to the weather is racism embodied. My personal favourites include: sandwiches, classical music, dating sites, science, being white, having a white family, disliking foreign food, liking foreign food, staring at people, not staring at people, and of course not being racist … Continue reading Equality Lie Violation