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
BY FRANK HAVILAND With the best will in the world, it’s hard to sympathise with Diane Abbott. For the record, I don’t possess that will. Nevertheless, I did my utmost to read her ‘woe is me’ whinge-fest in the Independent last week with impartiality. It wasn’t easy. The Hackney MP has had her ample plumage ruffled once again, this time by ‘racist’ mistreatment at the … Continue reading The Patron Saint of Victimhood
BY KOFI BOATENG For the sake of the Identity Politickers on the Left, let’s begin by mentioning that I am black. I am known as Barry White by my mates because I’m as fat as Barry was in his latter years and I have been told I have a deep, sensuous voice. Unfortunately, my voice does not translate into deep, sensuous singing in karaoke bars … Continue reading Bungling Abbott in Wrong Career
BY JAMIE FOSTER Jeremy Corbyn’s reaction to press allegations that he may have passed information to a Czech spy in the 1980s comes straight out of the Donald Trump playbook but may be reminiscent of even more totalitarian characters. The press have made a point of allegations that Corbyn met with a Czech spy at the House of Commons. The former spy alleges that Corbyn … Continue reading Corny Cob’s Puny Denials
BY MANDY BALDWIN Nobody should be surprised at the reaction of Jeremy Corbyn to the announcement that Sally Jones, aka ‘The White Widow’, has been killed in a CIA drone strike. As ever, Corbyn is unable to wholeheartedly condemn terrorists, or terrorism. He seems dimly aware that by not doing so he offends people who he may have to impress in order to gain power, … Continue reading The Corbyn Jones Affinity?
CSM EDITORIAL The day after the General Election, Country Squire Magazine produced an editorial which suggested that Theresa May should step down. That her authority was shot. Some Readers of the magazine complained and others agreed. We stick by that assumption however we’d now like to add one proviso. It is now clear that Labour (let’s call it Momentum, as Corbyn’s party is no longer … Continue reading Labour Still So Vulnerable
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN As Guido pointed out yesterday morning, John McDonnell yesterday claimed he didn’t know that hammer and sickle and pro-Assad flags were flying above his head as he addressed a May Day rally – despite standing just yards away from them. McDonnell was asked if he knew the flags were in his vicinity as he spoke: “No, of course I didn’t know” he told … Continue reading Labour Red Flagged