THE CITY GRUMP First a quick refresher from the inestimable Dominic Cummings: “Current existing systems massively reward high status, well connected people” We may indeed have much to thank Lex (Luther?) Greensill for employing one David Cameron. Because the aforesaid top toff ex PM has been caught with his proverbial trousers down, and this has encouraged the mainstream British media to use the ever decreasing … Continue reading You Scratch My Back
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The countryside versus the town is a phony battle that has been conjured repeatedly over the ages, mostly as an excuse by opportunist charlatans and self-preservers who generally had a foot in both. Nonetheless, there is something increasingly perverse about those who rarely leave the perimeter of the M25 casting judgement on those distant swathes of green where their crops are grown, … Continue reading The New Countryside Roar
BY EFFIE DEANS Britain has left the EU with a deal. We will continue to trade freely with the EU. There will be no tariffs or quotas. But we will not have to follow EU laws or regulations. We will not be part of the Single Market and we will not be part of the Customs Union. We will be able to trade freely with … Continue reading Rejoining the EU Now Impossible
BY FRANK HAVILAND As a child of the eighties, I hope you’ll forgive my assertion that pretty much any life truth can be found in The Princess Bride (a lockdown must if you haven’t seen it, and well worth a revisit if you have). As a 9-year-old boy, I marvelled at the battle of wits between Cary Elwes’ hero ‘Wesley’, and Wallace Shawn’s criminal mastermind, ‘Vizzini’. … Continue reading Malignant Mayor
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Hello, I am Truth. I have come here today to shatter a few lies for you. Sorry to interrupt your shouting. Isn’t it funny how liars love to shout. As if an increase in volume will drown me out or somehow metamorphose falsehood into truth. Please, Mr Lammy! Pipe down just for a minute, sir, so I can make myself heard… Margaret … Continue reading In the Name of Truth
BY CLLR CAROLYN WEBSTER Many politicians enter the political fray because of a desire to serve their community. Often personal experience will drive one to want to change systems and processes which don’t work. Whether it is having experienced domestic abuse, or serving in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces or even seeing your parent’s business collapse because of external economics, most politicians have their own back … Continue reading Labour’s Failure on Autism
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN While the highly respected journalist John Ware’s attack in the Jewish Chronicle on “deceitful propaganda” was a wholly merited blast at anti-Semitic Corbynite ideologues – the Lansmans, Mendozas and Rachels from Swindon of this world – John came up with some useful paragraphs for those running blogs and websites which by choice or nature are outwith the mainstream media and regulatory control: … Continue reading Ware’s Almost Perfect Wisdom
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 FRANK HAVILAND What exactly is the purpose of the Labour Party? If it’s sixth-form activism, then Rebecca Long-Bailey’s petulant 49-point Twitter questionnaire to Gavin Williamson makes sense. At least we know the Williamsons won’t be panic-buying Andrex any time soon. If it’s Britain’s state-funded comedy circuit, then Corbyn cabinet choices suddenly become coherent: Diane Abbott, a woman who doesn’t believe in borders, in-charge of … Continue reading As Strong As Your Team
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE COVID-19 has revealed the tragic futility of contemporary politics. Spirited efforts by sections of the Left to undermine each and every government response to the virus wearies even those who would ordinarily take an interest in Westminster proceedings. How is Parliament to be taken seriously if £330 billion of spending is to be criticised by the opposition as ‘not going far enough’? … Continue reading Hush, Cretins
BY FRANK HAVILAND In the wake of last December’s UK General Election, resulting in Labour’s worst drubbing at the polls since 1935, Jeremy Corbyn confidently claimed ‘We won the argument’. At the time he was met with ridicule; on reflection, he may have a point. With the Left increasingly willing to simply cancel those it disagrees with, it’s not a stretch to conclude it was … Continue reading Circular Firing Squad Must be Heard
CSM EDITORIAL This General Election compared to the last has vast swathes of the public waking up to the nastiness of what used to be the Labour Party. This time around even young voters who were dismissed as Year Zero Corbynites in 2017 are discussing antisemitism and the IRA. This is a massively positive development which will hopefully lead to an enlightened choice on December … Continue reading Stop UK Election Fraud Now
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 JAMIE FOSTER Donald Tusk getting involved in the UK General Election is strange. Maybe he is missing the limelight now that his EU role has ended and he is so easily seen through back in his homeland – increasingly Eurosceptic Poland. His suggestion that Remainers should not give up is also peculiar – what they are calling for in Revoke no longer exists. The … Continue reading Revoke for Euro Schengen Hell
BY ALEXIA JAMES Labour clearly have something to hide. Why else would they be coming out in droves to reject Voter ID across the UK? It’s not that block votes from temples and mosques, or student double voting (in their university and home towns) are coming to an end. We all know that postal voting has been abused in the past. Could it be that … Continue reading What Do You Have to Hide?