Brexit – Or Else

BY DAVID EYLES The current chaos and confusion exhibited by the government over the Brexit negotiations begs the question: What will be the electoral consequences of a ‘failed Brexit’ or a ‘weak Brexit’ or even ‘no Brexit’? To answer that question, this report analyses the 2015 and 2017 election results for every current Conservative MP and their constituencies. These are tied back to the 2016 … Continue reading Brexit – Or Else

Takes One To Know One

BY JOHN ISMAEL Corbyn’s Labour’s abject failures of recent weeks have exposed their true colours: anti-Semitic, America/Britain-hating, dismissive of all military action (making redundant the UK’s military and nuclear deterrent) and scarily incapable of saying anything bad about Russia. Their stances on both the Skripal poisoning and Syria attack are risible. Time-travel this rabble back to 1940 and they’d be lined up against a wall … Continue reading Takes One To Know One

Gardiner Miraculously Hits a Nail

BY JAMIE FOSTER There are almost no occasions I can recall openly agreeing with Labour’s Barry Gardiner about anything. If you wait long enough everything happens, eventually. His recent remarks to a think tank that Sinn Fein and the Irish Government are playing up fears of the effect of Brexit on the question of the Irish border and the Good Friday Agreement are spot on. … Continue reading Gardiner Miraculously Hits a Nail

Conservative Red Pills

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Today the counter-conservatism arguments of British Socialists tend to go something along these lines, put especially eloquently by Phil (a sociologist who blogs for the Far Left) … “Toryism is a dishonest project. Socialism can come out and openly declare itself to be the movement of the immense majority in the interests of the immense majority. Conservatism has no such luxury. To … Continue reading Conservative Red Pills

Labour’s Moral Relativism

BY JAMIE FOSTER Anyone joining Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party may be excused for being a little confused about the rules that may lead to them being asked to leave a job or the party itself. Recent events do nothing to clarify the position. Lord Mendelsohn, for example, has just been asked to leave his front bench position as a result of having attended the President’s … Continue reading Labour’s Moral Relativism

Gibbon’s Caution

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Edward Gibbon wrote in his Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire: “[A] distinction of every kind soon became criminal. The possession of wealth stimulated the diligence of the informers; rigid virtue implied a tacit censure of the irregularities of Commodus; important services implied a dangerous superiority of merit; and the friendship of the father always insured the aversion of the son. … Continue reading Gibbon’s Caution