BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN One of the great pleasures during the Great Lockdown of 2020 has been cycling to collect eggs. Such is the nature of lockdown that certain acts that were previously deemed something of a bind are now considered adventures to be relished. The hunter-gatherer attribute has been heightened by this era of pandemic and has brought a certain pride and dignity, especially to … Continue reading Sunnyside
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Watching opportunists using the Coronavirus crisis as a lever with which to implement Communism is simultaneously entertaining and dispiriting: Someone sent me this photo of the @c2c_Rail this morning from Southend to London, who are running a reduced service so everyone’s crammed on the train. This situation is utter madness, the government has to announce a universal basic income and call a … Continue reading Universal Basic Logic
BY EFFIE DEANS I think I saw the Killing Fields (1984) when it came out, but I really don’t remember. I may have seen it on video afterwards. It’s a film about the Cambodian genocide that took place between 1975 and 1979. I don’t remember the details of the film, but I remember the ending. John Lennon’s Imagine plays over the final scenes and the … Continue reading Imagine
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
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN It would seem that the penny has finally dropped on the Left that calling Brexiteers and conservatives “far right” has not worked for them. Their Chief Trolls, Barmy Burgon and Loudmouth Lammy, are denuded and reduced to caricatures – their identity politics have been seen through. One lives in hope that those other daft insults of “racist”, “thick” and “gammon” will cease … Continue reading Right Wing Libertarian!
BY DAVID EYLES Those of us conservatives, who sit on our park benches and watch and observe the political world go by – scurrying hither and thither, forming allegiances and breaking them up again in their enormous, squabbling rats’ nest – have noticed a strange alliance that has formed in recent years. The Labour Party has almost completely abandoned its Jewish MPs – most have … Continue reading Jesus, Marx & Greta
BY EFFIE DEANS There is a view I like on the west coast of Scotland which takes in the islands of Raasay and Rona, behind them Skye with its Cuillins and in the far distance the Outer Hebrides. It is perhaps the best view in Europe if you can find an evening in June with the sun about to set and fine weather. Scotland is the … Continue reading An English Appreciation Society
BY EFFIE DEANS There’s a long street in Aberdeen called Union Street, but the name has nothing to do with England and Scotland. It was named after the Act of Union between the Parliament of Great Britain and the Parliament of Ireland in 1800. The Conservative Party is officially the Conservative and Unionist Party. But the Unionist bit is due to the merger in 1912 … Continue reading Union Beware
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN I was thinking about bagatelle the other day while picking up some yew hedging. There is a yew, I was told by the nursery owner, which is an intersex tree, not transgender – the Fortingall Yew – and right now it is in the leisurely process of changing sex. That was when the bane of Identity Politics cropped up in conversation. And … Continue reading Bagatelle
BY BEN IRVINE ‘Communism is not Socialism. Marxism is not Socialism. The Marxists have stolen the term and confused its meaning… We chose to call ourselves the National Socialists. We are not internationalists. Our socialism is national.’ – Adolf Hitler Was Hitler a socialist? On the face of it, the answer is obvious: a resounding yes. From the start of his political career in 1919 … Continue reading Was Hitler a Socialist?
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Imagine, if you will, a group so viciously persecuted in the world that eleven of them are slain every hour of every day and yet so few of the hours in our days are devoted to the reporting of their slaughter. This is the figure that religious scholar, Todd Johnson, alleges to be true in the case of Christians across the world. … Continue reading Eleven Christians
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