BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE If the BBC is the mouthpiece of the Guardian, then Sky News is its ringpiece – at least that’s the organ their appraisal of 2020 conjures up. Though it’s presented to us in a form as benign as any fatuous female supplement column, the subjects are more insidious than that of gluten intolerance. Make no mistake, this is a study in unrelenting … Continue reading Red Sky
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Where most saw a pensioner of unremarkable intellect or image, Corbynites saw a man of almost mystical significance, and if the support for his new project is anything to go by, the significance hasn’t waned. The launch video that sees him wax ineloquently about social justice issues feels like a call back to 90s televangelism; indeed, the website tells us what Corbyn … Continue reading Where did the Hard Left Go?
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Being British and having an appreciation for sound journalism, much of the New York Times’ recent output has mercifully passed me by. But a tweet from one of their writers asserting that baby gender reveals are violence compelled me to visit their site. Much of what I found on there was awful but the absurdity of the Trump derangement articles never quite … Continue reading The Absurdity of the New York Times
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE It seems to be a feature of British conservatism that its acolytes tend to spend more time convincing people they don’t belong to it than they ever do trying to convert them to it. Many of them will give the impression that they aren’t truly committed to conservative aims sooner than they would defend them. Trump was a blessing to these cock-crowing … Continue reading Imagining a Trump Win from Here
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Twitter is one of those places where being sober puts one at an instant disadvantage. With a glass of whisky in hand, the talk seems somewhat less tedious, the company less ugly and the tweets of Femi Oluwole not so ineffably stupid. More fool me, then, for going on there as sober as a judge last week and making the – quite … Continue reading Care in the Community
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Stancliffe Hall, not sane, stood by itself against its woods, holding darkness within; it has stood for hundreds of years and may stand for hundreds more. After reading the account of my years spent there, I hope you won’t think it too silly of me to apply the opening lines of Shirly Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House to my former boarding … Continue reading The Haunting of Stancliffe Hall
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE One cannot browse Tory Twitter without noticing a disturbing lack of diversity among its younger members. Predictably, a great deal of them are of the now proscribed ‘male and pale’ variety. Less predictable, though, is how many happen to be avowed homosexuals. This would be unusual for any party, let alone an allegedly conservative one. Strange then that no one has cared … Continue reading Why Are So Many Conservatives Gay?
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE It is one of life’s great mysteries: how much of the BBC’s anti-Britishness is due to Marxist subversion and how much is merely the perfunctory prattishness of liberals? Probably it is more of the latter but with enough of the former to ensure that incidents like the recent Proms controversy will continue to rile the average TV licence payer. Despite their latest … Continue reading The Centrist Provocateur
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE It was sexed up as the smoking gun to shoot down Brexit, but the Russia report squanders over 18,000 words without ever risking a climax. One must wade through reams of apparatchik gobbledegook only to find tepid talk of a Russian ‘threat’ – the word ‘threat’ mentioned 67 times in the report – without the committee ever committing to say just what … Continue reading From Russia With Nowt
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE It would take either a fool or a fascist to witness the growing casualties of cancel culture and still deny its existence. But as I will go on to describe, there are deniers out there quite capable of displaying both these disorders in equal measure. Then there are those who recognise it but will nonetheless tacitly agree that the censored ‘had it … Continue reading Cowardly Cancel Culture
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE The hills and valleys of our National Parks are basked in bigotry, or so assert some mirthless toads at the BBC. Their latest effort to denigrate rural folk sees a section of Countryfile devoted to tackling the supposed barriers preventing ethnic minorities from venturing into the countryside. Sombre music plays as a man intones a damning report of England’s National Parks. We … Continue reading A Racist Countryside?
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE It appears the British left have added irony to the list of senses they are prepared to rid themselves of as they continue to take on the crudeness of their American cousins, with attacks against the man famed for refusing to appease Hitler now regarded as victories amongst our anti-fascists. Despite finding newfound reverence from the more feral corners of the left, … Continue reading Google Sins
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE For one man’s life, thousands throng the streets to risk their own. There are, however, activists amongst them who aren’t there for George Floyd and who will carry on marching on Britain’s streets and through her institutions long after his name is out of print. Their march is for the ideology that has taken not one, but over one hundred million lives … Continue reading Marx V Neanderthal Sideshow
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Boredom. That’s the albatross around my neck. Whatever plans I had of sipping Chablis in the sunshine along with good company and stimulating conversation – lockdown measures permitting – my wretched liver had other ideas and protested with violent pangs. A nagging woman is one thing, but to have your own body disapprove of your lifestyle is quite another. How different life looks … Continue reading Wine, Wine Everywhere
CSM EDITORIAL Christmas last year was rotten for the Big state pro-EU crowd, especially for those MSM activist-journalists and other partisans caught up in the Westminster bubble. The General Election result was a recurring nightmare in the week leading up to Christmas night for the Soubrys and Campbells. So, having Dominic Cummings snookered just five months later seemed like Christmas was here again – this … Continue reading Cummings