They Can’t Laugh Back

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

Chapeau

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN A week on from the death of our beloved family dog, Cadbury, things are more serene in the Wightman household. Our children have been most resilient. It is my wife and I, and the remaining chocolate lab, who still mourn. While an air of sorrow is ever-present in the void, the shadows are not winning – prevailing light still disseminates through my … Continue reading Chapeau

Court Not Hate

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The Far-Left Group Hope Not Hate’s defeat in the High Court on Wednesday was significant. As the Jewish Chronicle noted: “Hope Not Hate have apologised and been ordered to pay costs to a Jewish woman after falsely accusing her of being among a group who attacked a London socialist bookshop. The organisation published an article in August 2018 claiming that there was … Continue reading Court Not Hate

The Blind Labour Timebomb

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN “What we see the public sees,” so claimed a friend this week, discussing the horror show that Labour (and the non-conservative part of the Conservative Party) has become. His theory was that the general public know that Corbyn is a terrorist-sympathiser and an anti-Semite; that Emily Thornberry is a hypocritical prig; that anti-McDonald’s John McDonnell is a rabble-rouser with a penchant for … Continue reading The Blind Labour Timebomb