Ex Optimal

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN I am acquainted with two talented painters. Both have failed. One paints works that appear unfinished and vague. The other paints pieces that seem beyond optimal – like the drawing rooms of clutterers, who display too much porcelain or dangle trinkets from over-decorative curtain finials, he overpaints past the point of optimum into an unrealistic and ragged chintz. By the former artist … Continue reading Ex Optimal

PayPal a Lifeline for Scamming Sabs

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Like with most companies which Peter Thiel is linked to, PayPal is a seriously impressive operation. Certainly, it has no need to be supporting hunt saboteurs’ insipid grifts, which are so clearly bogus that one wonders how idiotic the sabs’ useful idiot following has become. Take two recent examples: PayPal has been told of these recent scams as have the UK authorities. … Continue reading PayPal a Lifeline for Scamming Sabs

The Unions & the U-turns

BY BEN IRVINE This is an essay about the driving role that public sector unions have played during the coronapanic debacle in Britain. It’s a long essay, but I hope you’ll stay with me, because the topic is extremely important. I’m going to reveal to you some shocking incidents that you may not know about. For instance, you may not know that the first lockdown … Continue reading The Unions & the U-turns

Whiteout

THE CITY GRUMP The august classics faculty of the University of Cambridge has now decided it must explain, as part of its anti-racist strategy,  the “whiteness” of its plaster casts of Roman and Greek sculptures on display at its Museum of Classical Archaeology. The City Grump thinks it is high time he makes his own contribution to stamping out white as used in well-known places and enterprises. … Continue reading Whiteout

Sickly Shade of Yellow

BY EFFIE DEANS The Scottish Greens will not save the world, though if given the chance they might wreck Scotland. The deal they have made with the SNP changes nothing whatsoever. It was unnecessary for Sturgeon to form a coalition with the Greens, because she knows that they always vote with the SNP anyway. We are no closer to a second independence referendum because Sturgeon … Continue reading Sickly Shade of Yellow

We Can’t Win Without a Name

BY KEER LONSDALE Here’s a fact for you. It is impossible to win a debate against a woke person. Not, of course, because they have the better arguments: woke people believe stuff that is indefensible tosh, all sane people know that. No, you won’t win because the woke person will immediately question your ethical motives and, from that point on, you won’t have a leg … Continue reading We Can’t Win Without a Name

Pick Your Pronouns Wisely

BY EFFIE DEANS They joy of being a civil servant in Scotland has just increased. The Scottish Government is backing proposals to encourage eight thousand of them to take a pronoun pledge. Fortunately, this will not involve abstaining from alcohol as previous pledges once did, nor will it involve polishing wooden furniture. Rather it will merely involve adding a few lines to the end of … Continue reading Pick Your Pronouns Wisely

Folly for Lolly

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE I can’t help but notice these days that some so-called freedom warriors aren’t so free minded themselves. There’s a strain of libertarianism that has strayed into slavish group-think: purity tests, routine denouncements and sensationalised exaggerations. Who are these people fooling, apart from the fools who fund their fledgling Patreon accounts? So ineffably idiotic have some Covid measures been that anyone wishing to … Continue reading Folly for Lolly

Performative Politics

BY PAUL R BRIAN Much has been made of the urban-rural split and the vote breakdown for Brexit. Broadly speaking: many Londoners and urbanites wanted to remain in the EU, while many country-dwellers and small city folks wanted to leave. Plenty of convincing analyses have been made of the socioeconomic reasons for this, but one aspect which hasn’t been focused on is the success of … Continue reading Performative Politics

Anti-English Hatred not Racism?

BY EFFIE DEANS The racist abuse suffered by the English football players who missed penalties was peculiarly stupid. The English football team is picked on merit. It so happens that a large number of those players are black. The manager’s judgement must be that these players deserve to be in the squad. If they underperformed other players would be picked in their place. It follows … Continue reading Anti-English Hatred not Racism?

The Four Thousand Bagger

BY PHLEGYAS As we watch private equity companies bid for Morrisons’ supermarket, the Chinese buy up Cambridge University by pumping cash and professors into the Colleges and the Church of England abandon its clergy and college-based training in favour of 10,000 lay-led churches , we received this investment report from our favourite City analyst, Tapyer Nose.     BUY recommendation for YIPPEE! the special purpose acquisition company … Continue reading The Four Thousand Bagger

The Modus Operandi of Sabs & Antis

BY SARAH GREENWOOD Animals are fast becoming the means of waging a proxy war between all the disparate ideological groups who have jumped on the ‘fur baby’ bandwagon on the one hand, and the exasperated and bemused real time carers of the aforementioned creatures on the other, along with the owners of the land upon which they live who have been forced into justifying their … Continue reading The Modus Operandi of Sabs & Antis

Leftists Snitch Best

BY BEN PENSANT It may come as a surprise to younger leftists, but there was a time when socialism and fun went hand in hand. Yes, really. Indeed, as anyone lucky enough to have been part of the burgeoning activist scene of early ’90s Newcastle will recall how a commitment to fairness, equality, and mass subordination wasn’t always synonymous with having a face liked a … Continue reading Leftists Snitch Best

What Happened to British Press Standards?

BY JENS ULRICH HØGH Dear Editor, The British press has a vast global audience. Media giants like The Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian, and BBC are highly regarded as credible sources of information around the globe. Rigorous British press standards surely helped to build such a stellar reputation. Unfortunately, I feel that these once high standards seem to be on a slippery slope of … Continue reading What Happened to British Press Standards?

The Imperialism of Anti-Imperialists

BY IAN MITCHELL The controversy over the statue of Cecil Rhodes in Oriel College, Oxford, suggests that the modern world is opposed to imperialism. I believe the opposite is the case. It shows that Oxford dons are at least as imperialistic as Rhodes ever was, though in a more sly and dishonest way. In fact, the most dangerous imperialism that has descended on the civilised … Continue reading The Imperialism of Anti-Imperialists

GB News

BY JON ALEXANDER It finally happened, after months of anticipation, GB News finally arrived to take on the media heavyweights like the BBC and Sky News. Launching with a welcome message from its chairman, Andrew Neil, promising to protect free speech and challenge the conventional Westminster mindset with the tag line “if it matters to you, it matters to us” but niftily followed further on … Continue reading GB News

Brits, Move to Scotland

BY EFFIE DEANS An organisation called The Social Justice and Fairness Commission recently published a report dated March 2021. We didn’t see it in March however, but rather it was only revealed after the Scottish Parliament Election. Of course, the organisation is another of the SNP’s front organisations. The authors of the report are SNP politicians and supporters. Like every other SNP report, it concludes that independence kills … Continue reading Brits, Move to Scotland