Saving the Planet One Mask at a Time

BY BERNADETTE SPOFFORTH Nothing has brought out the worst piousness and virtue signalling in certain sections of society like Covid. These latter-day self-styled saints have shown their do-goodery by wearing their sacrifice like a hair shirt, wilfully oblivious to the collateral damages of Covid restrictions, lockdowns and shifting human behavioural patterns. As COP26 gathers together to decide for civilisation how society will change, the huge … Continue reading Saving the Planet One Mask at a Time

Maintaining Our Sense of Perspective

BY JOE NUTT One of the most significant advances in Western culture took place when a handful of Renaissance artists defined the rules for creating the illusion of linear perspective in their work. When painters learned how to mimic reality by following rules, they unknowingly initiated cultural and intellectual innovation on a vast scale. Perspective gave people vision. Our modern day visionaries have lost this … Continue reading Maintaining Our Sense of Perspective

Taste of Your Own Medicine

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Dominic Lawson wrote in the Daily Mail on Monday how Extinction Rebellion Founder Roger Hallam was one of the coordinators of Insulate Britain, the idiots blocking Britain’s motorways. Dominic wrote how: ‘Hallam – the actual founder of Insulate Britain – has not put himself out. This is the Roger Hallam who has been telling his acolytes what to do either from his … Continue reading Taste of Your Own Medicine

Moorland Matters

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Trying to brush up on eco matters in light of recent events, I took it upon myself to read Ian Coghill’s ‘Moorland Matters: The Battle for the Uplands against Authoritarian Conservation’ when the publisher, Quiller, sent through a review copy to the magazine. I chose well. This is a masterful book and it’s written in such a refreshing way. It offers such … Continue reading Moorland Matters

Jesus, Marx & Greta

BY DAVID EYLES Those of us conservatives, who sit on our park benches and watch and observe the political world go by – scurrying hither and thither, forming allegiances and breaking them up again in their enormous, squabbling rats’ nest – have noticed a strange alliance that has formed in recent years. The Labour Party has almost completely abandoned its Jewish MPs – most have … Continue reading Jesus, Marx & Greta

Common Sense Green

BY RICH Everyone has gone mad and I’ve had enough of it. Extinction Rebellion say we’re all going to die from a climate-related catastrophe if we don’t go carbon neutral by 2025. That’s 5 years away. (Actually they’ve already started pushing the time-frame back, but let’s ignore that for now). Greta Thunberg reckons we’ve already entered our extinction event. They’re both wrong, obviously. Just like … Continue reading Common Sense Green

Greta

BY BEN PENSANT There are many things to admire about pint-sized Eco-warrior Greta Funbag, such as her courage, intellect, shiny locks, and cute-as-a-button nose. She has a finger-wagging demeanour which is beautifully complimented by a cold stare so piercing it could make an organic onion cry. However, Greta’s two most impressive features have little to do with pigtails or principles. In fact they have little … Continue reading Greta

Capitalism 10 Swampies 0

CSM EDITORIAL Climate Change activists have been disrupting London’s traffic for a third day. Wednesday’s protest saw them gluing themselves to a Docklands Light Railway train. Now – for some peculiar reason – a bunch of the activists have glued themselves to Jeremy Corbyn’s garden fence. Let’s hope the dogs of Islington do not have to change their peeing habits. Highly unusually we find ourselves … Continue reading Capitalism 10 Swampies 0

Schroders Caught Up in L&G Mess

CSM Legal & General’s charm offensive to its shareholders didn’t go unnoticed by the Squires yesterday morning. After a piece on the Today Programme describing how L&G would from now on only invest in sound companies and avoid any which were badly affecting our climate and environment, articles appeared across the Web like this one outlining L&G’s new approach. Companies that ignore environmental issues, planning … Continue reading Schroders Caught Up in L&G Mess