From Caliphate to Welfare State

BY FRANK HAVILAND The first duty of government is to protect its citizens. You can map the decline of a nation simply by its inability to uphold the laws founded for such a purpose. Britain is now failing this litmus test with alarming regularity. Westminster is now perfectly willing to ignore its largest ever democratic vote, overlook the carnage on the streets of London lest … Continue reading From Caliphate to Welfare State

The Patron Saint of Victimhood

BY FRANK HAVILAND With the best will in the world, it’s hard to sympathise with Diane Abbott. For the record, I don’t possess that will. Nevertheless, I did my utmost to read her ‘woe is me’ whinge-fest in the Independent last week with impartiality. It wasn’t easy. The Hackney MP has had her ample plumage ruffled once again, this time by ‘racist’ mistreatment at the … Continue reading The Patron Saint of Victimhood

In Defence of Toxic Masculinity

BY FRANK HAVILAND If you’re the proud owner of a penis you’ll be no stranger to vilification. Male babies who stoically refuse to cry are quite rightly welcomed into the world by a good slap from the head nurse; a salutary life lesson for things to come. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you: men are useless. They can’t iron, can’t ask for directions, can’t cook, … Continue reading In Defence of Toxic Masculinity

Double Standards of the Left

BY FRANK HAVILAND Successful TV shows rarely survive the ratings wars once the lead has quit. Having put in 20 years, and achieving viewing figures of 17.4 million in the process, you can hardly blame Nigel Farage for hanging up his mustard corduroys and deciding to live a little. The demise of Brexit without him has been shocking nonetheless. Trying to market it to a … Continue reading Double Standards of the Left

Alas Soubry & Jones

BY FRANK HAVILAND As they near the end of their primary school careers, most children have learned the crucial life lesson ‘sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.’ Those who have not are rightly treated with a certain degree of exasperation by their teachers. It’s reassuring to note therefore, that the combined output of Westminster over the past 72 … Continue reading Alas Soubry & Jones

Left Running Out of Victims?

BY FRANK HAVILAND Back in the 90’s it was still considered racy to show a lesbian kiss pre-watershed. Twenty years on and homosexuality is so mainstream, your best chance of being controversial is to do the unthinkable and put a straight, white couple on. In fact, if the latest Disney princess isn’t a pink-haired, non-binary, transgender activist for Antifa, what is the point? Gender it … Continue reading Left Running Out of Victims?

The Abuse of Identification

BY FRANK HAVILAND Child abuse is nothing new, though the market has certainly diversified in modern times. In the good old days, most families had an uncle whose hugs were overly-affectionate, just as many a parish vicar was renowned for their ‘hands-on’ approach to pastoral care.  But it wasn’t all bad – Uncle George’s Christmas and birthday gifts were always generous, and at least mum … Continue reading The Abuse of Identification

In Defence of Offence

BY FRANK HAVILAND If the left had their way, civilisation would be an endless reality show to find the world’s most offended person: X Factor Whingers’ Edition perhaps. Winners could then simply be elected for a term as supreme leader, and employ their virtue to solve society’s ills. Indeed, any aliens unfortunate enough to make it to Earth could well be forgiven for believing that … Continue reading In Defence of Offence