Embarrassing Britain

BY JOHN ISMAEL Over 200 people rallied outside parliament yesterday evening to label Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party “institutionally anti-Semitic”. The protest was called by the Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA). It came a day after Labour MP Margaret Hodge – smeared as right wing by Corbynites – called Corbyn “A fucking anti-Semite and a racist.” Speakers attacked Corbyn in front of two banners emblazoned … Continue reading Embarrassing Britain

If

Students at the University of Manchester painted over a mural of a poem by Rudyard Kipling, arguing that the writer “dehumanised people of colour”. The poem If, which was written around 1895, had been painted on the wall of the university’s newly refurbished students’ union. But students painted over the verses, replacing them with the 1978 poem Still I Rise by the US poet and civil … Continue reading If

Theresa May’s Great Betrayal

BY DAVID EYLES Back in the day, before the arrival of William of Normandy, the Anglo-Saxons had a pretty straightforward set of principles for the governance of England. It was the duty of the king (or queen) to protect and defend the people against foreign aggression. This allowed the rest of the country to get on with their lives and their farms and their businesses … Continue reading Theresa May’s Great Betrayal

Welcome to the TERF Wars

BY TARQUIN SUTHERLAND It was some two hundred thousand years ago that our early ancestors made use of the two unique gifts that our burgeoning sentience brought us – those of pattern recognition and imagination. It was then that time came into being – and from that moment on we were propelled forward into an ever increasing and ever more complex world of civilisation. What … Continue reading Welcome to the TERF Wars

The Lord Hertford Interview

When Henry Jocelyn Seymour, the 9th Marquess of Hertford, celebrated his 60th birthday on July 6, the British peer also marked two other notable 60th anniversaries. Ragley Hall, the Warwickshire stately home he inherited from his father in 1991, will have been open to the public for 60 years this summer, and the estate will be hosting one of his favourite events, The Game Fair, … Continue reading The Lord Hertford Interview

Tiropitakia – Rustic Mini Feta Cheese Pies

BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS (Makes approx. 40) This Greek Meze is great for entertaining and the pastry is so easy to make. Serve as nibbles with drinks at parties, or pack as a snack in a packed lunch or picnic.  They freeze well too, just defrost and pop them in a warm oven, and you’ll think they’re freshly baked. Ingredients: Pastry 500g self-raising flour 250g natural … Continue reading Tiropitakia – Rustic Mini Feta Cheese Pies