BBC’s Social Media Achilles’ Heel

BY JAMIE FOSTER At a time when the BBC is losing licence fee payers at a dangerous speed and needs to endear the nation, the organisation has chosen the suicidal path of changing its editorial guidance on social media in order to allow Gary Lineker and Chris Packham to keep on ranting over Twitter. The guidance still bans political journalists from expressing a view on … Continue reading BBC’s Social Media Achilles’ Heel

Mogg Jumps Farron Fence

CSM EDITORIAL There is unquestionably fear about Jacob Rees-Mogg coming from Britain’s political left. After a Good Morning Britain interview yesterday during which Rees-Mogg clarified his Catholic beliefs – that abortion is wrong, as is gay marriage – the Left were up in arms, sensing that this interview was the end of Moggmentum. Twitter was soon ablaze with the usual suspects, thinking that Rees-Mogg had done … Continue reading Mogg Jumps Farron Fence

The Increasing Irrelevance of Celebrity Politics

BY SAM WHITE It’s easy to become frustrated by right-on celebrities like JK Rowling and Gary Lineker. The kind of reverend preachers who dissolve moronically into the regressive left cultural soup like soggy croutons in a rancid onion broth. Aloof, blinkered, and dismissive of the opinions of ordinary people, they seem willing to put lives and liberties in danger for no other reason than to … Continue reading The Increasing Irrelevance of Celebrity Politics

Walker’s Crisps: Salt & Too Much Lineker

BY JIM BROWNE I make two trips every week to the Tesco’s Superstore just a few miles from the Browne house. The first trip involves dropping my wife off and then pulling into a parking spot at The Red Lion next door. I confess I enjoy my Friday afternoon hour of freedom. A pint of cider goes down splendidly with pork scratchings and a chinwag with the locals. … Continue reading Walker’s Crisps: Salt & Too Much Lineker

Let’s Talk About Gary

BY JAMIE FOSTER   “These couchings and these lowly courtesies Might fire the blood of ordinary men, And turn pre-ordinance and first decree Into the law of children.” Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Act III scene I Nothing changes. This is the first principle we must accept if we are to recognise the nature of our public discourse. As humans we are locked in a constant cycle … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Gary