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

Parent 1 Parent 2

BY TARQUIN SUTHERLAND Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh… you know the rest. Roll on to 2019, and – you guessed it – it’s ‘transphobic, cisnormative and exclusionary’. At the very start of Aldous Huxley’s seminal novel of 1931, Brave New World, we get plunged into what must have, at the time, seemed an utterly absurd concept. That of school-children giggling over ‘naughty’ words – something they … Continue reading Parent 1 Parent 2

Memories

BY AMANDA CUMMINS A long life, well-lived. Well, Daddy certainly had a long life.  But the well-lived part started to unravel five years ago. Who could have thought that with every setback he’d not quite bounce back, but certainly totter back.  His was the most unshakeable spirit coupled with huge optimism, – a few weeks before he died, he asked me to buy some new … Continue reading Memories