They Can’t Laugh Back

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN There’s a well-known anecdote from the Soviet Union: A judge walks out of his chambers laughing his head off. A colleague approaches him and asks why he is laughing. “I just heard the funniest joke in the world!” “Well, go ahead, tell me!” says the other judge. “I can’t – I just gave someone ten years for it!” There’s a similarity in … Continue reading They Can’t Laugh Back

Chapeau

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN A week on from the death of our beloved family dog, Cadbury, things are more serene in the Wightman household. Our children have been most resilient. It is my wife and I, and the remaining chocolate lab, who still mourn. While an air of sorrow is ever-present in the void, the shadows are not winning – prevailing light still disseminates through my … Continue reading Chapeau

Dear Twist

THE EDITOR Fallopia japonica is a fast spreading weed that reduces the value of properties, drives businesses out of the area and wrecks lives. With bamboo like stems and small white flowers – known more commonly as Japanese knotweed – it is not wholly unattractive. Like most rogues, it’s not without its redeeming features. Despite its destructive capabilities, it’s not poisonous. Tug on the roots … Continue reading Dear Twist

The Prism

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The Oppressor and the Oppressed. This is the way that those Hard Left Labour people think. Call their disease liberation theory or postmodern neo Marxism. Call it what you will. This is the rigid prism through which Labour acolytes in Britain in May 2019 see the world. How it must be draining. Just as reading the output from the likes of David … Continue reading The Prism