BY FRANK HAVILAND The calibre of political discourse ain’t what it used to be. In the days of Churchill, I suspect you could have followed him round with a Dictaphone and not managed to find a dull quote. Personally I rather like ‘The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter’. Maggie had her moments too. When asked by Terry Wogan … Continue reading 10 Point Plan for Britain
BY FRANK HAVILAND Doomsday forecasters rarely back a winner, but 2020 might just be their year. Anyone with a tenner on the end of the world coming by Christmas will be experiencing a nervous frisson around now, as 2020 has really stepped up its game. Tensions are also mounting at the Annus Horribilis Club, where rumour has it notable members 1914, 1929 and 1939 are … Continue reading Happy 2020
BY FRANK HAVILAND The world is not fair – we all know it. And yet, curiously, it is those who benefit most from such a state of affairs who insist on lecturing the rest of us about them. It can get rather galling listening to the petulant foot stamps of multimillionaire luvvies, sweatshop-based multinationals, and every tax-dodging athlete who can haul themselves onto one knee … Continue reading Don’t Mention the J Word
BY FRANK HAVILAND Like A-level results, the calibre of ‘racist’ has depreciated of late. You used to be guaranteed a minimum of a swastika tattoo and a National Front membership card accompanying the word racist, but now anything goes. Mispronouncing Kamala Harris’s name is racist, as is a day out in the countryside, and / or camping. So if you fancy pitching a tent with … Continue reading Gay Giraffes & VE Day
BY FRANK HAVILAND Not since Margaret Thatcher has Britain had a Conservative Government in anything other than name. John Major was too busy ‘putting Britain at the heart of Europe’, David Cameron obsessed with gay marriage; and while Theresa May parroted ‘Brexit means Brexit’, she did a spirited impression of not knowing what it meant. For Boris Johnson, God only knows what conservatism means. Still, … Continue reading Keeping Tories Conservative
BY FRANK HAVILAND Once the envy of the world, British Education has lost its way of late. While we still have world-class institutions, almost three quarters of Britain’s universities have slipped down the world rankings. This is not a coincidence. Education has been on the slide for decades now, something successive administrations have desperately tried to quell with soundbites. For John Major it was ‘back … Continue reading Should I Go To University, Dad?
BY FRANK HAVILAND The first duty of government is to protect its citizens. Indeed, you can map the decline of a nation simply by its inability to uphold the laws enacted for such a purpose. Britain is now failing this litmus test with alarming regularity. We prefer young black men stab each other to death, rather than take the ‘racist’ step of stopping and searching … Continue reading De Trop
BY FRANK HAVILAND Who would be a police officer in today’s London? When it’s not high heels, rainbow cars, and the latest colours from Maybelline, it’s being instructed to kneel, so those oppressed Black Lives Matter activists don’t bruise their knuckles as they sucker-punch you. And with whites now advised to attend ‘unconscious bias training’, ‘undo their whiteness’, or suffer calls for the ‘abolition of … Continue reading Discharge Dick
BY FRANK HAVILAND Say what you want about the Black Lives Matter movement, but it has undeniably been effective. With everyone from world leaders to Joe Public terrified of getting off their knees, the unoppressed are now demanding reparations from the unoppressing. In the space of a month, far from being one of the most tolerant nations on earth, Britain has become so ‘racist’ that … Continue reading Anti Racists being Racist?
BY FRANK HAVILAND Four years ago to this day, Britain once again showed why she has always been a world leader, never a follower. Against the expressed will of her politicians, the relentless pooh-poohing of the media, and the eternal shrieks of ‘racist!’, the British people stood firm and made the right call, to divorce from the European Union. Four years on from that referendum … Continue reading Vacuum of Leadership
BY FRANK HAVILAND We’re currently living through history; a time our children will hopefully look back upon, and wonder what the hell was going on. As UK police are instructed to kneel rather than aggravate the ‘largely peaceful’ thuggery, it’s easy to get distracted by the carnage on the streets of London. The most poignant aspect of the Black Lives Matter riots however, may not … Continue reading Cover-Up Britain
BY FRANK HAVILAND Let’s get it right: George Floyd was murdered by police officer Derek Chauvin on the 25th of May in Minneapolis; a monstrous crime. Not only did Chauvin fail to act legally, the police have a duty of protection to all. Floyd did not receive that protection. The notions doing the rounds however, that his murder would be somewhat less heinous had a … Continue reading Get Off Your Knees
BY FRANK HAVILAND What exactly is the purpose of the Labour Party? If it’s sixth-form activism, then Rebecca Long-Bailey’s petulant 49-point Twitter questionnaire to Gavin Williamson makes sense. At least we know the Williamsons won’t be panic-buying Andrex any time soon. If it’s Britain’s state-funded comedy circuit, then Corbyn cabinet choices suddenly become coherent: Diane Abbott, a woman who doesn’t believe in borders, in-charge of … Continue reading As Strong As Your Team
BY FRANK HAVILAND It was once a feature of adulthood that we labelled things correctly, something even the millennials’ Bible (Harry Potter) acknowledges: ‘Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself’. The Wuhan Virus however, has shown how staunchly opposed to facts our societies have become. On February 11th, the World Health Organisation declared it had … Continue reading Kung Flu
BY FRANK HAVILAND In the wake of last December’s UK General Election, resulting in Labour’s worst drubbing at the polls since 1935, Jeremy Corbyn confidently claimed ‘We won the argument’. At the time he was met with ridicule; on reflection, he may have a point. With the Left increasingly willing to simply cancel those it disagrees with, it’s not a stretch to conclude it was … Continue reading Circular Firing Squad Must be Heard