Tolkien Reduced to Woke

BY DANIEL JUPP It’s actually heart-warming to read through the comments on an Amazon Prime ad for their Lord of the Rings (The Rings of Power) series. People are ripping the piss out of it. The ad features what I suppose is meant to be either a wizard or a hobbit, maybe Gandalf, maybe Bilbo’s great grandfather. It’s hard to tell because the actor is … Continue reading Tolkien Reduced to Woke

Where does ‘Progress’ End?

BY DANIEL JUPP Are there any boundaries that shouldn’t be crossed in the name of a “progressive society”? The progressive offer is a seductive one in one sense: if you accept complete submission and subservience to the progressive ideology, if you accept that the State is all powerful and decides all things, if you normalise the idea that every human being is both flawed and … Continue reading Where does ‘Progress’ End?

The Dangers of Predictive Computer Modelling

BY DANIEL JUPP Both climate change hysteria and Covid hysteria are based on two things, and in neither case except by the most inaccurate understanding of the word can these things be described as science. The ‘science’ foundation for both is actually computer modelling. Computer modelling is a modern form of fortune telling. It can probably get fairly accurate results in a very short time … Continue reading The Dangers of Predictive Computer Modelling

What Does it Mean to be Green? 

BY DANIEL JUPP The only time my Dad, a working class but aspirational patriot who through hard work rose to a middle management position, ever voted anything but Conservative, he voted Green. It was only once, I think, during the Major years.  My Dad loved the countryside. He was a South Londoner but moved out to Essex. When he was a young boy, which would … Continue reading What Does it Mean to be Green? 

Just Words?

BY DANIEL JUPP Home Secretary Priti Patel has supposedly authorised a turn back policy. Britain has seen an invasion of illegal Channel crossings with roughly 1,000 migrants landing illegally every day. These are the reported figures, so it’s likely higher. That’s 365,000 a year illegally entering the country. Most people want this stopped. A turn back policy is common sense and would limit attempts in … Continue reading Just Words?

The Arrogance of Ignorance

BY DANIEL JUPP The above came up on my Facebook newsfeed as one of those pronouncements that goes viral, having attracted the applause of many people on the Left who share its sentiments. It was written by a US college professor called Peter Bolland, and it struck me as saying something important, just not for any of the reasons Professor Bolland asserts. It is, of … Continue reading The Arrogance of Ignorance