Glorious Rain

BY JIM WEBSTER It must be admitted that we were ready for this rain. As it was we’d neatly ricocheted from one extreme to another. This winter was ridiculously wet. We never had flooding as such up here in Cumbria, but there was standing water where the water table was now higher than ground level. So if we were ever going to get any spring … Continue reading Glorious Rain


Lockdown Babies

BY THE EDITOR After you’ve mowed the grass, trimmed the hedges, marked your children’s verbal reasoning papers, walked the dogs, weeded the flowerbeds, polished the silver, dusted your books, done some office work, run out of things to put on the bonfire, struggled through the thoughts of Scruton with a claret, and watched all there is worth watching on Netflix and Amazon Prime, what the … Continue reading Lockdown Babies

Article 50 Illegality a Sideshow

BY JAMIE FOSTER Having entered the transition stage of the Article 50 process Boris Johnson will now negotiate Britain’s future relationship with the EU. This stage will come to an end on the 31st December this year at which point the UK will officially leave the EU and its regulations. It is Boris Johnson’s aim to have secured a trade deal with the EU by … Continue reading Article 50 Illegality a Sideshow

UK Antisemitism Still Ubiquitous

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Far from ‘never again’, seventy years on from the Holocaust, a repeat of its horrors seems all too conceivable. Although Britain has pushed what is now one of Europe’s most racist and antisemitic parties into near insignificance, the question remains: for how many was opposing antisemitism a motivating factor? As its scars fade into the dermis of history, the fear is, so … Continue reading UK Antisemitism Still Ubiquitous

Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

Ingredients: 125 dry rice noodles 1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil 1 large shallot finely diced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped or grated 2 garlic cloves, minced 2-3 tablespoons Thai Red Curry Paste (store bought) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric – optional pinch cardamom- optional 400ml can coconut milk 250ml chicken broth (or use water and one chicken stock cube) 1 thinly sliced red bell pepper (optional … Continue reading Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

A Completely Objective Look At The Democratic Primaries – Before Things Go Haywire

The state of politics in the United States has made it feel as if we’re on the cusp of a 2020 election that remains more than a year away. Regardless of anyone’s ordinary views on the conservative-liberal spectrum, Donald Trump has enabled inhumane policies, empowered monstrous figures, and displayed an increasingly unstable mental state. As prominent Republican strategist (and “Never-Trumper”) wrote recently, “Trump is coming even … Continue reading A Completely Objective Look At The Democratic Primaries – Before Things Go Haywire

Pity Those Decent Kippers

BY JAMES WILLIAMS When Gerard Batten took over as the leader of the UK Independence Party in February 2018, the party was facing bankruptcy and there was a serious chance of it collapsing. Henry Bolton had reduced the party to a laughingstock after a succession of 6-month leaders. Donors, who had been keen to assist when Farage was at the helm, were no longer interested … Continue reading Pity Those Decent Kippers