BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN “Dad, who did you vote for in the 2019 General Election?” “I voted Labour that year.” “For Mr Corbyn?” “Yes.” “But we learnt at school, Dad, that Jeremy Corbyn was an Anti-Semite and he almost single-handedly ruined the Labour Party.” “Well, there was some talk of that at the time, son. But it was in vogue back then amongst my generation to … Continue reading Toast?
CSM EDITORIAL The narrowing of the polls was likely to happen once Jo Swinson was seen through. A politician whose hinterland amounted to PR spokesperson for Hull’s Viking FM never stood much chance as prospective Prime Minister – whoever chose the drastic “Revoke” option for the Liberal Democrats must have been caught up in the FBPE Continuity Remain nonsense which only ever gathered any kind … Continue reading Face Neil
BY NICK CARTWRIGHT This has been a very odd General Election run-up so far. To be frank, I am left with more questions than answers: Hypocrisy. The Liberal Democrats are pledging a £100 Billion Climate Fund and have an election pact with the Greens in some seats. So why have I received – 16 so far – leaflets from them? And nowhere on these leaflets … Continue reading A Most Peculiar Election
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN There are competent and then there are incompetent smears. I enjoyed an incompetent one recently from some animal rights wingnut who had informed an acquaintance of mine that I worked for my father who was an infamous arms salesman and sold rounds to terrorists in Syria. My acquaintance was surprised to find out that my father enjoyed a successful career as a … Continue reading The Smear Test
CSM EDITORIAL Boris’ deal is not perfect. It’s way better than Theresa May’s deal and it will get us out of the EU by the end of the month – less than two weeks’ away. More than that, it will end the domestic Brexit battle, which has been a grinding affair of Brit on Brit for more than three years. There may be some disappointed … Continue reading Take It
BY FRANK HAVILAND There are no words in the English Language sufficiently benign that the Left will not market them as a form of hatred. Pity our poor Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, whose lexicon has recently been denuded to the tune of ‘humbug’ and ‘surrender’. Christmas at Number 10 is going to be a rum affair this year I fear. Not only will Bojo wince … Continue reading Dark Days Ahead?
BY JAMIE FOSTER Should the unlikely happen and a deal materialise, a group of Tory MPs are considering voting against Boris Johnson’s divorce deal unless commitments to EU defence are removed from it. At present the divorce deal promises to keep the UK linked to a series of EU military structures including the European Defence Fund, the European Defence Agency and Permanent Structured Cooperation. This … Continue reading No Deal No EU Army
BY JON ALEXANDER Well, Wednesday night was a total shambles, wasn’t it? Just a lot of MPs pretending they were on EastEnders and having a slanging match with Kat Slater. We were told that prorogation of Parliament was unlawful and stopped our best and brightest MPs from debating Brexit and steering us onto a path that would unite both Leavers and Remainers whilst pleasing the … Continue reading Slagfest
CSM EDITORIAL The Labour Conference was weak fare. A party split by Brexit, feuds between Trotskyites and Blairites and a leader who has been reduced to changing his spectacles every couple of weeks just in case they give him a new look which some might mistake as Prime Ministerial. Every now and again the electable facade slipped – nationalising cutting-edge drug companies (pharmaceuticals are one … Continue reading Expect a Boris Bounce