CSM EDITORIAL The Prisons Minister Rory Stewart’s interview in the Spectator about wanting to become Prime Minister would have been more appropriate for April Fool’s Day, frankly. Mr Stewart has become the spokesman from the May bunker and his noble efforts at bridging Number 10’s delusions and the grim reality of the baying electorate have not gone unnoticed. He is the Comical Ali – the … Continue reading Comical Stewart
CSM EDITORIAL Since before the EU Referendum in June 2016 the Remain side has sold Project Fear. The constant warnings about Brexit have ranged from medicine shortages to grounded planes. Many of these threats have come from EU sources. The EU are clearly worried that the UK might just leave without making them a large payment and without staying in their system for another 24 months … Continue reading The EU Creaks
CSM EDITORIAL As our Prime Minister Theresa May enters the home straight of Brexit negotiations she would do well to prioritise threat levels – away from her advisers. While Brexit negotiations are important, by far the greatest threat to the United Kingdom – aside from a no deal Brexit or hordes engaged in street unrest following a failure to deliver Brexit – is Corbyn. That’s … Continue reading God Bless the DUP
CSM EDITORIAL As Jamie Foster and I addressed our Ultimate Burgers in the sunny garden of a café we like to frequent, we both sighed. This was the life. The sun roasting. A cool beer close to hand, the burger’s beef & bacon from free range suppliers Devon Rose, the hand baked buns from Hobbs House Bakery & salad sourced from the Severn Project. Together with the … Continue reading Was there an EU March?
CSM EDITORIAL From Anglophile Donald Trump’s seat at the Resolute Desk – a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880, built from the English oak timbers of the British Arctic exploration ship HMS Resolute – Britain does not seem so friendly after all. One would even forgive President Trump looking across the Atlantic these days and preferring Monsieur Macron to Mrs … Continue reading Resolute, Trump
CSM EDITORIAL This year the Labour Party Conference has brought few surprises. The usual undeliverable promises, which, on the face of it, seem attractive – the kind that in the real world are unworkable and get torn to shreds. The usual hypocrisy – the likes of Emily Thornberry, Lady Nugee, ranting about social housing when she’s a millionaire property landlady. The usual infighting – remainers … Continue reading Auschwitz, Labour & Pilgrimages
CSM EDITORIAL Attacks involving acid and other corrosive liquids have soared by nearly a third in the UK in the last two years. Running against the grain of a global rise in acid attacks mostly against women, the UK’s acid attacks are mostly perpetrated against men. A total of 242 people were either injured by or threatened with harmful substances compared with 186 in the … Continue reading Life Sentences for Acid Attackers
CSM EDITORIAL Raising the volume on a second Scottish Independence Referendum by Nicola Sturgeon is just games. She has said it’s Westminster playing games in that the Tory Government are heading for a “hard” Brexit and playing games with Scotland’s future. The reality is that the SNP – in line with their Irish blood-brothers, the IRA and Sinn Fein – look to stab the England-headquartered … Continue reading Laboured Contrivance