As Wails Turn to Squeals

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN These days you need the hide of an elephant if you share conservative leanings and voted for Brexit. At least, that is if you dare venture onto social media, where a frothing plethora of time-rich academics, students and librarians, BBC staffers, and other subsidised species of vote losers like to hang out in consoling packs and vent their fury by shutting down … Continue reading As Wails Turn to Squeals

Gotta Love the DUP

BY JOHN ISMAEL When Theresa May imploded during this year’s General Election, there was much doom and gloom. Albeit briefly, many of us were imagining a 1970’s style period of short-lived governments, one of which would be run by the Britain-hating Corbyn and the tragic cult of dross and gullibles who fester around him. The fixed term parliament act, and the supply deal set up … Continue reading Gotta Love the DUP

The Brexit Grandee Guilt Trip

BY SAM HOOPER Efforts by pro-EU political grandees to guilt the country into feeling bad about Brexit by elevating trivial British victories in ancient, minor trade disputes as proof of our great influence in Brussels only reveal the poverty of their ambition for Britain. Another day, another ageing political grandee is wheeled out to lecture us about how selfish and ungrateful we were to turn … Continue reading The Brexit Grandee Guilt Trip

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