Gove’s Environmental Watchdog

BY JAMIE FOSTER Michael Gove has announced a new Environmental Watchdog which will be created to protect Britain’s wildlife, land, sea and air following Brexit. It is intended to be a bulwark against the powerful and to ensure that environmental standards don’t slip when we leave the EU. A cross party environmental committee has expressed concern about what will happen in the aftermath of Brexit. … Continue reading Gove’s Environmental Watchdog

Two Brexits

BY SAM HOOPER Not everything of value can be measured or counted, and Remainers opposing Brexit purely on economic or materialistic terms are doomed to forever misunderstand half the country when they refuse to view Brexit through any other prism. If we are to have any hope of knitting Britain back together after Brexit, Remainers must first acknowledge and seek to understand an entire aspect … Continue reading Two Brexits

The Otto English Reveal Interview

Dale Sure is a satirist. That’s not normally a profession that needs to be explained. But Dale is a Twitter impersonator and one that is so extraordinarily talented and plausible he has made it onto the Somerset section of the BBC website. Life is tough in liberal 21st Century Britain for aspiring comedians who are up against Dick Emery repeats on Comedy Gold (cable) and … Continue reading The Otto English Reveal Interview

The Turing Test

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN In the opening lines of his paper, Computing Machinery and Intelligence, the British mathematical genius Alan Turing wrote, “I propose to consider the question, ‘Can machines think?’”. The Turing Test is a test of a machine’s ability to exhibit intelligent behaviour equivalent to, or indistinguishable from, that of a human. In other words, if the answers from a machine are answers that … Continue reading The Turing Test

Farage & The Angry Bird

BY JAMIE FOSTER Sometimes one wonders if losing candidates in elections would be better off remaining silent about why they thought they lost rather than speaking out and sounding bitter. Hillary Clinton in her interview with the Sunday Times this week decided to speak out and has confirmed if nothing else that she is out of touch with the voters she was trying to inspire. She … Continue reading Farage & The Angry Bird

A Postcard from Biarritz

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN As I write this piece from Biarritz on the French Atlantic coast, the September sun is shining and waves are crashing down onto the beach in front of the Hotel de la Plage. A dozen or so surfers attempt to gain traction from the occasionally useable waves. The terrace cafe in which I am sitting is much quieter than a month ago, … Continue reading A Postcard from Biarritz

Magna Carta & All That

BY MANDY BALDWIN Our ability to hang Theresa May for treason was removed in 1998 by Tony Blair – a man so slippery he covered his tracks before he’d even made them.  Nevertheless, the law still allows us to imprison for life any person seeking ‘to move or stir any foreigner to invade the United Kingdom or any other country belonging to the sovereign.’ May’s … Continue reading Magna Carta & All That