CSM EDITORIAL n the wake of the Conservatives’ electoral triumph there are a couple of flies in the ointment. One is the alleged Islamophobia problem that the Conservative Party is accused of; the other is the rumour – that will not die – of unwanted infiltrators joining the party from groups like Britain First. Both issues should be addressed as they are molehills which opponents … Continue reading Revoke the Neanderthals
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
CSM EDITORIAL The questions surrounding the smirking terrorist and liar Ashraf Mahmud Islam are not moral ones, but legal ones, explains ITV News Security Editor Rohit Kachroo. Ashraf Mahmud Islam has been imprisoned in northern Syria since January. Ashraf has been held by Kurdish YPG forces yet his Kurdish captors are unwilling to continue to house him and his fellow captives or put them on trial. They want … Continue reading Throw Away the Key
BY PAUL NEWALL When I was a little boy I had to ask my Dad what a Jew was. We were stood in a grotty bingo parlour on Blackpool sea front. My mum as always was feeding money into the coin operated bingo machines and my dad and I were keeping ourselves occupied on slot machines and filling up on candy floss. I heard the … Continue reading Why Antisemitism?
BY ASGHAR KHAN There are some in the British Muslim community and some on the Left who have been angered by the Defence Secretary’s statement to the Daily Mail this week. Gavin Williamson said: “A dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain.” He told the newspaper: “I do not believe that any terrorist, whether they come from this country or any other, should ever … Continue reading Gavin Williamson’s Wise Words
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN With invoking Article 50 now out of the way, Britain’s negotiators will be hoping to agree divorce with the EU at the same time as deciding on a trade agreement. Both are huge challenges and Prime Minister Theresa May was right to warn of “bumps in the road” ahead. While eyes are focused on Europe, now is the time to also look … Continue reading Turn to America
BY JIM BROWNE I have trouble with insomnia. It’s par for the course, I am told. Getting old. When numerous nights of intermittent or non-existent sleep pass, I succumb to a sleeping pill and have been known to enjoy eight hours in a row. Such a sleep occurred last week. I was a walking ghost before plumping for the pill. And so, I drifted off … Continue reading Karma Air