British Beef Wellington

Ingredients for Beef Wellington (serves 4):  250g chestnut mushrooms, chopped very, very finely 25g porcini mushrooms, rehydrated 2 shallots 100ml dry white wine 60g prosciutto 100g pork liver pâté, optional 700g beef fillet – middle cut 300g ready-made puff Pastry sheet 1 egg, beaten   Instructions to make Beef Wellington: Season the beef with salt and black pepper. Fry for a few minutes until evenly … Continue reading British Beef Wellington

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What is Scottish?

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN David Sole’s Scotland’s 1990 Calcutta Cup defeat of the Auld Enemy before a partisan crowd at Murrayfield Park in Edinburgh was agonising for all Englishmen to watch. Since then, there have been skirmishes won (and a few lost) but none hurt the English so much as that gut-buster of a defeat. I was studying A-Level History at the time and struggled to keep up with … Continue reading What is Scottish?

An Open Letter to LBC’s James O’Brien

BY JAMIE FOSTER Dear James, Following the new fashion for writing letters to people unlikely to ever read, understand or be persuaded by them, I address this missive to you. For the benefit of those who may wish to read it and don’t know who you are, I will introduce you. You are the son of a hugely respected Telegraph journalist who made it to … Continue reading An Open Letter to LBC’s James O’Brien

The Crowd is Dead

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Throughout History power has been shaped by the Crowd. Whether the Bolshevik hordes or Wat Tyler’s Peasants’ Revolt, when the masses marched and massed in sufficient numbers in valuable locations they succeeded in altering the status quo. Often their countrymen would not hear about changes affecting them because of the actions of the Crowd until many days or weeks later; when historic news … Continue reading The Crowd is Dead

Guardian Begs for Money

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN I never much liked The Guardian. I’ve always found it jam-packed with hypocritical nonsense, frankly. However, I do admit that once in a while a decent article or scoop appears in its pages and I hold nothing against those jottings on cricket by the estimable Vic Marks. I began to distrust the “Grauniad” when I dated an American feminist a long time ago … Continue reading Guardian Begs for Money

Countryside Access – The Country Trust

EDITORIAL The Forgotten Countryside is not a meme created by those who inhabit Britain’s countryside to hit the Government and other politicians with. It is a genuine complaint. Far too often over the years we have been saddled with bureaucrats who rarely set foot in the countryside, city-dwelling journalists who cast aspersions on countryside dwellers, effortlessly calling them yokels, bumpkins and grockles, and a BBC … Continue reading Countryside Access – The Country Trust

Premainiacs

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Hearing the high-pitched squeals of some Remainers over recent weeks has been shocking – not just for Leavers but for many Remainers too, who were never die-hard about the referendum in the first place. Suddenly Brits across the land have discovered their inner political animal when, previously, they seemed more bothered about the outcomes of the Six Nations or Strictly. This week’s … Continue reading Premainiacs

What Drives Corbyn’s Young Lemmings?

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN When Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn holds his rallies, he not only entices the old, battered diehards of Britain’s far-left – those from Militant to the Socialist Workers Party to Left Unity – he also attracts considerable numbers of youthful political virgins, who have never joined a political party before. I have concluded that these people are wandering inadvertently into socialism; swallowing assumptions … Continue reading What Drives Corbyn’s Young Lemmings?