BY ROGER WATSON The vegan runner who lines up next to me at the start of the weekly Park Run doesn’t even wear running shoes; he runs in bare feet and those feet look like something that would grace one of Tolkien’s hobbits. This got me thinking: “What do vegans wear on their feet?” It transpires that they wear quite a lot on their feet … Continue reading What do Vegans Wear on their Feet?
BY ALEX STORY Rare were the occasions when the term “conspiracy theory” was used. Only a few years ago, conspiracies were whispered between last orders, a brawl and a trip to the kebab van, around the corner from the pub. Three such “Conspiracies” stood out: Firstly, Neil Armstrong never actually landed on the Moon in 1969. He and his colleagues in fact, the theory stated, … Continue reading The Conspiracy Theorists
THE CITY GRUMP 24 hours before Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill was fired, Michael Gove gave the annual Ditchley lecture. Much of the first 70% covered the standard political mantra of “the London bubble means the Elite is no longer trusted” so we must base more decision makers in Middlesborough, Merthyr Tydfil and so on. But the final 30% was a no holds barred analysis of what … Continue reading Gove’s Revolutionary Ditchley Lecture
BY GARY MCGHEE Cluck, cluck. An almighty furore has developed between Muslim primary school protesters and Local Labour MP Jess Foghorn Phillips. If you didn’t know already she has ordered an exclusion zone be put around the school to prevent the demonstration from being outside the school. Meanwhile LGBT groups are also demonstrating about the right of gay relationships to be taught in schools, though … Continue reading Intersectionality Chickens Home to Roost
BY FRANK HAVILAND ‘Diversity is our strength’ as we all know, but unfortunately for Generation X, our formative years were spent in the absence of such wisdom. Indeed, I often attribute the cataclysmic failures of my life to my diversity-barren childhood; a nightmare from which only the bravest millennials would have survived. My brothers and I were ritually force-fed egg and chips every Saturday. How … Continue reading Forced Diversity
BY SAM WHITE One of the false charges levelled at Leave voters is that Brexit is an act of self-harm. That whatever reasons a person might have for voting to escape from the European Union, the amount of damage caused will always outweigh the benefits. But from where I stand, the only masochistic inclinations come from hardcore Remainers themselves, as they attempt to hinder or … Continue reading Remainers Push For Hard Brexit
BY SAM WHITE Opponents of the radical left’s excesses have for a long time warned that over-bearing, often nonsensical levels of fervent political correctness are having a deleterious effect on public discourse. The censoriousness, anti-democracy, and plain nastiness of the regressive left is not only wrong on a moral and a civil level, but is counter-productive to its own aims. When normal disagreement on issues … Continue reading How The Left Tricked You
BY JAMIE FOSTER For the past 25 years the left wing intelligentsia, who the Americans have so badly misnamed ‘liberal’, carved the rules for public discourse in tablets of stone. Political correctness became both a hackneyed cliché and a powerful orthodoxy. That was until Brexit and the election of Trump shattered that new zeitgeist and left fragments of it strewn across the sand like shards … Continue reading Trump, Brexit & A New Freedom
BY ALEXIA JAMES Back in April 2015, the then Labour Leader Ed Miliband called for a female James Bond and was shot down in flames by the British press as well as by many on social media. Miliband met actress Rosamund Pike during his failed 2015 election bid and tipped her to make history by becoming the first woman in the role. “I think she’s … Continue reading Wonderman?
BY SAM WHITE So you want to block Brexit? Well that makes sense. Democracy can be applied selectively to ensure favourable outcomes. You’ll put the in-group’s preferences first, because their decisions are well-informed. There’s no moral impasse because the out-group are uneducated and selfish. You’re not selfish because the in-group’s wants are called progressive, while the out-group’s are not. Your opinions are more valuable than … Continue reading You Are The 48%