The Speech Code That Aims To Silence Us

BY STEPHEN PAX LEONARD Mr Ambiguous-de-Spode sat in the Fellows’ Common Room at All Souls College or The Warden and the College of the Souls of all Faithful People deceased in the University of Oxford for short, browsing the photographs of the Country Life dĂ©butantes, feeling rather pleased and upbeat about things. He was trying to bring to an end an extended coffee break after … Continue reading The Speech Code That Aims To Silence Us

Descent into Cultural Nihilism

BY STEPHEN PAX LEONARD It was the spring of 2003. Amidst a vortex of gorging humanity, the statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad was being ripped off its plinth by excitable vandals. Many western television viewers sympathised with these young men dressed in thawbs who were celebrating the end of decades of repression and dictatorship. For the majority of Britons watching very similar events unfurl … Continue reading Descent into Cultural Nihilism

Down the Remoan Hole

BY ALEXIA JAMES The last 48 hours have so rattled Camp Remoan that they have reached a whole new pitch of shrillness. Polly Toynbee cracked off proceedings with this pearl: What was 'the will of people' is now 'the will of dead people'.From Saturday, new young remain voters on register tip the balance v old dead leavers.Time for a Final Say Referendumhttps://t.co/kgNiwm334R — Polly Toynbee … Continue reading Down the Remoan Hole