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

10 Reasons Why Labour’s Doomed

BY ROB BROWNE Paucity of Talent Since the Gordon Brown Premiership there has been an exodus of quality from the Labour Party. In the past Labour could call on safe hands like John Reid or wordsmiths like Jack Straw to face the music when a crisis hit. Now? The Shadow Cabinet is an abuse of the historical eminence of its offices. Titles like Shadow Foreign … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Labour’s Doomed