Letter From Hell

BY BEN PENSANT So notorious right-wing porn mag Harpo’s has published its eye-poppingly offensive letter, signed by an assortment of successful authors, respected academics, and some weirdo who has sex with sharks. As you’d expect, the signatories were all white males, even the black or female ones: the worst kind of white males. So like most sensible leftists, my reaction focused on them rather than … Continue reading Letter From Hell

Cancelling Cancellers

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN A solicitor friend once showed me a website you did not need to sign up to into which you simply typed your postcode. With a mouse click you could see within your chosen radius which of your neighbours were offering kinky massages or sexual favours. One of the most astonishing things I have ever seen. Overnight, people-watching in local pubs and cafes, … Continue reading Cancelling Cancellers

Grievance Versus Division

BY EFFIE DEANS The strategic problem with Scottish politics is that there are now three small armies against one large army. The overall numbers are roughly equal, but the SNP can defeat Labour, the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives in detail because the opposition is divided. This problem can be overcome in a number of ways. If either of the Pro UK armies were able to … Continue reading Grievance Versus Division

King’s Misery

BY ANDREW MOODY Stephen King has been part of the film industry ever since his debut novel Carrie was adapted for the screen by Brian de Palma in 1976. Critic Pauline Kael referred to the book as “an unassuming pot boiler.” This criticism of bestselling fiction, and of King’s literary reputation as little more than a hack has followed the author since the first publication … Continue reading King’s Misery

Corrupt Welsh Assembly Needs Closing

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Animal rights groups still remain very much active on the political scene – cheating, lying, funding fake science, and getting like-minded politicians to do their bidding. On the 15th July 2020, You unlikely noticed but the final nail went into the coffin of UK circuses using animals when Wales, the last remaining country in the UK to do so, … Continue reading Corrupt Welsh Assembly Needs Closing

Postmodern Conservatism Does Not Exist

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN There has been a tendency on the Left to purloin useful words and to try and rob them of their meaning. We have seen this with words like progressive and liberal which – once crucial – are now reduced to a blancmange. And when words have proven difficult to pinch there has been an effort to dilute them by adding a modifier. … Continue reading Postmodern Conservatism Does Not Exist

Cowardly Cancel Culture

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE It would take either a fool or a fascist to witness the growing casualties of cancel culture and still deny its existence. But as I will go on to describe, there are deniers out there quite capable of displaying both these disorders in equal measure. Then there are those who recognise it but will nonetheless tacitly agree that the censored ‘had it … Continue reading Cowardly Cancel Culture

The Single-Minded Country Boy

BY TOM GALLAGHER Antonio Salazar was Europe’s longest serving Prime Minister in modern times. I wonder how much this can be ascribed to his farming background? In his 36 years presiding over the affairs of Portugal, this conservative autocrat, never allowed himself to be swallowed up by the bustle and self-importance of its capital, Lisbon. He ran Portugal rather like a punctilious head butler in … Continue reading The Single-Minded Country Boy