BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN In 1972 in Venezuela a meteorite killed a cow, but no one knew about it for years because the farmer ate the cow and then used the meteorite as a doorstop. It is curious how some people are drawn towards publicity and others, for whatever reason, shy away from it. It can be the same within the ebb and flow of British … Continue reading Red Underground
BY JOHN ISMAEL The organisation has polarised Labour politicians and journalists since its inception. Some have compared it to the Militant tendency within the Labour Party. Whatever one’s thoughts on the organisation’s policies and Life of Brian style governing committees, People’s Momentum used to be relevant. So significant that some Tory activists grew scraggy beards, ditched deodorant, cultivated blackhead farms on their noses and plucked … Continue reading Momentum is Dead
CSM EDITORIAL When this plague is over – presuming there is a return to normality at some point in the near future – it shall be interesting to see how the Labour Party goes about its business. The introduction of Sir Keir Starmer as Labour Leader has been positive not just for Labour but for the whole country. Governments need something of an opposition just … Continue reading The End of Pies?
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Twitter is simultaneously a brilliant and awful invention – brilliance and awfulness coming in equal measure. At election time the nasty Marxists seem to lose their heads, randomly firing their Gatling gun off with insults. They become hot-headed because they simply do not understand how most of the nation sees through them and will never vote along their madcap lines – so … Continue reading Cigar Today, Persistence Tomorrow
CSM EDITORIAL Tomorrow is vital. Turnout is key. Even if You think that You live in a safe Tory seat, or You are fed up to the back teeth of politics, Your vote has never been so important. Even if You are down with flu, brave the weather to lend the Conservative Party and The Country Your vote. Why? As the last two General Elections … Continue reading Tomorrow Britain Dies?
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN “Dad, who did you vote for in the 2019 General Election?” “I voted Labour that year.” “For Mr Corbyn?” “Yes.” “But we learnt at school, Dad, that Jeremy Corbyn was an Anti-Semite and he almost single-handedly ruined the Labour Party.” “Well, there was some talk of that at the time, son. But it was in vogue back then amongst my generation to … Continue reading Toast?
CSM EDITORIAL The narrowing of the polls was likely to happen once Jo Swinson was seen through. A politician whose hinterland amounted to PR spokesperson for Hull’s Viking FM never stood much chance as prospective Prime Minister – whoever chose the drastic “Revoke” option for the Liberal Democrats must have been caught up in the FBPE Continuity Remain nonsense which only ever gathered any kind … Continue reading Face Neil
BY ALEXIA JAMES Not since Prince Andrew’s triumph of an exchange has an interview been so heralded. As bank-breaking hooligan Aaron Bastani recognised minutes after the airing of the BBC Corbyn-Neil spectacular last night, “Corbyn nailed the Andrew Neil interview. How? He was well prepared, repetitive in what he said and ultimately…boring. People watching will think ‘this guy doesn’t seem particularly radical’. And they’d be … Continue reading The Annihilation
BY NICK CARTWRIGHT This has been a very odd General Election run-up so far. To be frank, I am left with more questions than answers: Hypocrisy. The Liberal Democrats are pledging a £100 Billion Climate Fund and have an election pact with the Greens in some seats. So why have I received – 16 so far – leaflets from them? And nowhere on these leaflets … Continue reading A Most Peculiar Election
BY PAUL NEWALL Why is it that when faced with certain failure politicians these days scream “Russia”? The Democrats in the US tried and failed to oust Trump with their Russian collusion antics and now losers like Dominic Grieve are forced to pull the Russian collusion card over here. Recent tall tales in obtuse publications about the owner of the Evening Standard, Evgeny Lebedev, being … Continue reading It’s the Russians!
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN I normally get a short back and sides from the Turkish barbers. They are a sociable bunch, good value and their treacly coffee ensures you depart on a high – even if you’re an eyebrow short. However, this week I gave a local salon a crack at cutting my hair as I happened to be passing and there was no queue. The … Continue reading Silencing the Piper
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN A recommendation to everyone – go attend a Momentum meeting or two. First, pop around to your local British Heart Foundation or Cat Rescue Charity Shop and buy some cords, a cardigan or jumper and some t-shirt you’d rather not be seen dead in, then rock up to a Momentum meeting at one of the hundred or so branches of Jon Lansman’s … Continue reading Faux Fabians
CSM EDITORIAL Excusing corpses and those voters forced to vote by imams for fear of a beheading, if there’s anyone left in Britain still thinking of voting for Corbyn’s Labour Party then they need to read Leo McKinstry’s account of working alongside Jeremy Corbyn for a decade in his Islington North constituency. McKinstry spells out the obvious – that “the Labour Party is in the … Continue reading McKinstry’s Mauling
CSM EDITORIAL Jeremy Corbyn claimed yesterday that the Conservatives are no longer the party of farmers and rural communities, that the Tories’ willingness to take the UK out of the EU without an agreement paves the way for “devastation” of the agricultural sector comparable to Margaret Thatcher’s coal mine closures in the 1980’s. His pitch at the UK countryside appeared to be based on a … Continue reading Oil & Water – Corbyn & the Countryside
BY RUTH LEVINE It might be amusing for the tiny fraction of Communists and antisemites in the UK that the MP Chris Williamson has been allowed back into Labour after an investigation into comments he made about the party’s handling of anti-Antisemitism allegations. It is not amusing for the majority of Jews like me, who have one eye on the exit door to the UK … Continue reading Williamson Return Scares Us
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN “What we see the public sees,” so claimed a friend this week, discussing the horror show that Labour (and the non-conservative part of the Conservative Party) has become. His theory was that the general public know that Corbyn is a terrorist-sympathiser and an anti-Semite; that Emily Thornberry is a hypocritical prig; that anti-McDonald’s John McDonnell is a rabble-rouser with a penchant for … Continue reading The Blind Labour Timebomb
BY JAMIE FOSTER Both Sadiq Khan and Jeremy Corbyn are guilty of embarrassing virtue signalling with their silly Westminster protest. They are a disgrace to Britain. Their arguments with President Trump are largely confected. Trump has said things that many people disagree with but on a state visit he comes as the office holder of President of our closest ally. The relationship between the US … Continue reading Pipsqueaks Trumped
CSM EDITORIAL Yesterday evening’s statement by Theresa May that she would be seeking a further extension to Article 50 and would be reaching out to Corbyn’s Labour Party was the last straw for Brexiteers across the country – with talk of “the rape of British Democracy” last night. For Conservative Brexiteers her statement was even worse – May has put them in an impossible position … Continue reading Brexit Alliance Urgently Required
BY DAVID EYLES In the early part of 2019, it would appear that Theresa May (without any apparent effort) has effectively sundered the Conservative Party into two irreconcilable groups. The first group is of the party in Westminster, including all MPs, peers, journalists, special advisers and so on. The second is the party in the constituencies – the holders of coffee mornings, bring and buy … Continue reading May’s Great Divide
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?