More Bipartisanship, Less Tribalism

BY JAMES MELVILLE “When facts change, I change my mind.”~ John Maynard Keynes Where is the bipartisanship, respectfulness, balance and empathy in our political discourse? We are moving apart rather than walking towards each other. Increasingly, it seems that on almost every political issue, binary choices of division are being made. This is increasing the levels of division and hatred. Instead, we need to find … Continue reading More Bipartisanship, Less Tribalism

Towards Truly Non-Sexist Language

BY ARTHUR KAUFMAN This article grew out of my being tired of listening to “he … uh … and … uh … she” or “men … uh … and … uh … women” and all the variations emphasising the neutrality of gender.  As a Radio 4 junkie, not a day goes by without hearing a few utterances from a range of voices, especially politicians, who, … Continue reading Towards Truly Non-Sexist Language

Cancelling Cancellers

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN A solicitor friend once showed me a website you did not need to sign up to into which you simply typed your postcode. With a mouse click you could see within your chosen radius which of your neighbours were offering kinky massages or sexual favours. One of the most astonishing things I have ever seen. Overnight, people-watching in local pubs and cafes, … Continue reading Cancelling Cancellers

Faux War

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN There is growing evidence that lockdown is winding people up now. This includes the journalists who scribe from the homes they have rarely left since March. Hats off to the anti-capitalist Black Lives Matter opportunists who used the perennial August of lockdown to generate a high-profile campaign when, frankly, there were so few stories circulating. One can only read so many articles … Continue reading Faux War

Repurposing the Licence Fee

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Last month, Britain’s broadcast media subjected the nation to a series of bombshell revelations from which it may never recover. First came the news that Philip Schofield isn’t the red-blooded womaniser his tousled hair and flowered shirts would have us believe. Then the BBC’s Head of Drama, Piers Wenger (pictured), revealed that far from some happy coincidence, it is actual BBC policy … Continue reading Repurposing the Licence Fee

Run With The Fox

CSM EDITORIAL Excusing his error of judgement on the Sikh soldier (yup, Lefties, human beings are permitted to err), Laurence Fox is just the vehicle that Common Sense has been desperately seeking for years. Not only has Lozza shown the West how to blow away the hangover from the failed freedom-grabbing experiment of political correctness, in one foul swoop he has lanced the festering boil … Continue reading Run With The Fox

Woke

BY ANDREW MOODY The left, or rather the anti-democrats, are losing, and come Halloween and Britain’s exit from the EU, they will have lost. Meanwhile, thanks be to God for Titania McGrath (AKA satirist Andrew Doyle) and her magnificent polemic WOKE, which turns the tables on the MSM culture of outrage with all its immaturity and illogicality. Titania, an upper middle class social justice warrior … Continue reading Woke

They Can’t Laugh Back

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN There’s a well-known anecdote from the Soviet Union: A judge walks out of his chambers laughing his head off. A colleague approaches him and asks why he is laughing. “I just heard the funniest joke in the world!” “Well, go ahead, tell me!” says the other judge. “I can’t – I just gave someone ten years for it!” There’s a similarity in … Continue reading They Can’t Laugh Back

Moody Thoughts

BY ANDREW MOODY “Laurie Penny has over 140,000 followers on Twitter” the bio of her recent 3rd Wave Feminist Manifesto “Bitch Doctrine” proudly declares. I currently have 509 followers and lose (or gain) a couple every so often, remaining around the 500 mark. So, is this vastly larger Twitter audience indicative of Penny’s superior talent (considering I am but a mere self-published author and she … Continue reading Moody Thoughts