Near Death Club

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The philosopher Bertrand Russell once wrote that “fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” These are valuable words which should ring in our ears over coming weeks and months as we club together to attempt to defeat COVID-19 and its many deleterious effects. Of course Coronavirus … Continue reading Near Death Club

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I Survived Jonestown

Leslie Wagner Wilson endured being held captive for sixteen months in a jungle compound known as “Jonestown”. There she witnessed suicide drills, worked all hours in the jungle heat and had her dreams of medical school stolen. She watched those labelled “high risk” be denied medical care and some get medicated for fear they were a flight risk – all under the leadership of a … Continue reading I Survived Jonestown

Just Don’t Get It

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN There are certain words and phrases that should stand out as obvious red flags. People who talk in a paranoid fashion about “they” all the time, or warn you to “not use Google and use DuckDuckGo instead”. Those who bring up the “fifth plane” whenever 9/11 is mentioned. Or those whose default position for government spending strategy is “the magic money tree” … Continue reading Just Don’t Get It

The City will be Fine

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Another dinner party. Another Remoaner over-refreshed courtesy of a paddling pool quantity of Sauvignon Blanc… this time the remoaning rant concerning the “imminent destruction” of the City of London because of Brexit. I confess that of late I’ve been having some rather bad luck with dinner parties. Back in July I attended a dinner in Hampshire at which some remoaner complained that … Continue reading The City will be Fine

The McStrike Stunt

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Yesterday’s McStrike outside McDonald’s Headquarters and at various branches of the fast-food restaurant were declared as the first ever in the UK by McDonald’s workers. This is not true – there were employee sit-down strikes in the 80’s and 90’s and most of those who “striked” yesterday were protesters holding aloft Labour Party banners. Some of the protesters present were obviously first-timers … Continue reading The McStrike Stunt

A Letter to Uncle Donald

Dear President Trump, One of the mightiest predecessors in your esteemed office – Ronald Reagan – warned on the eighth of March 1983, “let us be aware that while they [the Soviet leadership] preach the supremacy of the state, declare its omnipotence over individual man, and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on the earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern … Continue reading A Letter to Uncle Donald

Blair’s Benign Outcome

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The most interesting line in Tony Blair’s Bloomberg speech last Friday was nothing to do with the bolted horse of Brexit. Nor his sly attempts to fuse his stalling concept of globalism with closer connectivity brought about by technology. Nor was it anything to do with the Labour Party he used to lead about whose current (lack of) management he was derisive. … Continue reading Blair’s Benign Outcome