Gibbon’s Caution

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Edward Gibbon wrote in his Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire: “[A] distinction of every kind soon became criminal. The possession of wealth stimulated the diligence of the informers; rigid virtue implied a tacit censure of the irregularities of Commodus; important services implied a dangerous superiority of merit; and the friendship of the father always insured the aversion of the son. … Continue reading Gibbon’s Caution

As Wails Turn to Squeals

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN These days you need the hide of an elephant if you share conservative leanings and voted for Brexit. At least, that is if you dare venture onto social media, where a frothing plethora of time-rich academics, students and librarians, BBC staffers, and other subsidised species of vote losers like to hang out in consoling packs and vent their fury by shutting down … Continue reading As Wails Turn to Squeals

Bring it On – The BBC Referendum

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Since 1973 there have been eleven referenda held in the UK, the majority of them have been related to the issue of devolution. The first UK-wide referendum was held in 1975 on the United Kingdom’s continued membership of the European Community. The latest referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union took place on the 23rd June 2016, when the UK … Continue reading Bring it On – The BBC Referendum

Lambophobia

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN It’s Lambophobia Awareness Month, folks! That’s right. It’s the month when all of us are subjected to pricks on our social conscience; obliged to feel pity for all “oppressed lambs” everywhere – especially those bigoted, supremacist, two-faced Lambists who dreamt up all kinds of faux victimhood in the past for attempted political gain and now promote Lambophobia Awareness Month on infidelitous Twitter. … Continue reading Lambophobia

The Power of the British Countryside

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Any 21st Century British political party operating without a Countryside Spokesperson should take a long, hard look at themselves. Official figures show that the UK rural population will increase by 6 per cent over the next decade as people choose to leave cities and settle in the countryside. 17.4% of Britons live in rural areas – 11,337,632 people. Cities may seem to … Continue reading The Power of the British Countryside

Public School Educated – And?

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN These days, when people are not having a go at middle-aged white men in suits, it’s the “public-school educated” who are the targets of social media ire. As a public school educated white man I seem, by default, to be in line for rather a lot of flak. For no good reason, of course. Just to sate the anger of tap-tappers who … Continue reading Public School Educated – And?

Reverse Weaponizing Alinsky

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Saul Alinksy died in California in June 1972. He is best known for his 1971 work Rules for Radicals about how to successfully run a movement for change. He is second best known for his acknowledgement to Lucifer. To many on the political right, Alinksy has become a hate-figure of Satanic proportions with a reputation for insidiousness allegedly personified of late by … Continue reading Reverse Weaponizing Alinsky