Repurposing the Licence Fee

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Last month, Britain’s broadcast media subjected the nation to a series of bombshell revelations from which it may never recover. First came the news that Philip Schofield isn’t the red-blooded womaniser his tousled hair and flowered shirts would have us believe. Then the BBC’s Head of Drama, Piers Wenger (pictured), revealed that far from some happy coincidence, it is actual BBC policy … Continue reading Repurposing the Licence Fee

Advertisements

Labour’s Identity Intake Failure

BY LIAM DEACON Somewhat lost in the fog of the Brexit war raging in Westminster, another, more parochial yet still significant, landmark battle in British democracy could soon be won, with a British parliamentarian set to become the first in history booted out of the job by constituents mid-term, after a recall petition was launched following her release from jail. Fiona Onasanya was part of … Continue reading Labour’s Identity Intake Failure

Identity Politics is Bollocks

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN I attended a meeting the other day at which a very wrong yet erudite man was present. When he spoke, I personally enjoyed the beautiful words tumbling from his lips and the obvious depth of his thinking. With the various literary references embedded in his arguments I was happily reminded of books I had long forgotten. I walked away from that meeting … Continue reading Identity Politics is Bollocks

A Week In Identity Politics

BY SAM WHITE If someone were to ask, “what’s the best way to divide society, make everyone hate each other, and bring the whole thing to a state of collapse from the inside?” I might answer with just two words: “identity politics”. It’s difficult to imagine a more regressive approach to life than that endorsed by this horrible philosophy. As a quick reminder, the ideology … Continue reading A Week In Identity Politics

You would say that, you’re a white man!

BY SAM WHITE I wrote recently about holy segregationist Giles Fraser’s low expectations of minority communities. But look closely at identity politics and you’ll find this kind of fatalism is deeply ingrained everywhere. I noticed it the other night when I went out for a drink and narrowly avoided, as Mrs Merton used to say, a heated debate. In Shinjuku’s eastern district—a do-as-you-like, all-night corner … Continue reading You would say that, you’re a white man!

How The Left Tricked You

BY SAM WHITE Opponents of the radical left’s excesses have for a long time warned that over-bearing, often nonsensical levels of fervent political correctness are having a deleterious effect on public discourse. The censoriousness, anti-democracy, and plain nastiness of the regressive left is not only wrong on a moral and a civil level, but is counter-productive to its own aims. When normal disagreement on issues … Continue reading How The Left Tricked You