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
BY NICK CARTWRIGHT This has been a very odd General Election run-up so far. To be frank, I am left with more questions than answers: Hypocrisy. The Liberal Democrats are pledging a £100 Billion Climate Fund and have an election pact with the Greens in some seats. So why have I received – 16 so far – leaflets from them? And nowhere on these leaflets … Continue reading A Most Peculiar Election
BY ALEXIA JAMES Labour clearly have something to hide. Why else would they be coming out in droves to reject Voter ID across the UK? It’s not that block votes from temples and mosques, or student double voting (in their university and home towns) are coming to an end. We all know that postal voting has been abused in the past. Could it be that … Continue reading What Do You Have to Hide?
BY TIM DAWSON “Bollocks to Brexit!” they screamed. “Bollocks to Brexit!” This was less a conference, more a collective breakdown. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, with sandals and vegan salads. For three days, the Liberal (not that they’re liberal) Democrats (not that they’re democrats) tore up Bournemouth – and democracy. Their headline act was Guy Verhofstadt. Verhofstadt, as readers will know, is a deluded … Continue reading The Real Lib Dem Führer
BY SAM WHITE Are you politically homeless? Then breathe a sigh of relief, and be thankful. If you feel regretful and lament that you have been rendered homeless, then snap out of it, quickly. You may have exiled yourself from your former camp because you didn’t like the direction it had taken. Or perhaps they exiled you for not keeping up. You may take this … Continue reading You Are Not Alone
CSM EDITORIAL On Friday the fantasist Carl Beech was sentenced to 18 years in prison for 12 counts of perverting the course of justice, one of fraud, and for several child sexual offences. Mr Justice Goss said Beech “repeatedly and maliciously told lies to the police” and showed “no remorse”. The Metropolitan Police spent £2m looking into Beech’s allegations in an operation known as Midland. … Continue reading Hit & Run Watson
BY DAVID EYLES This article began in the pub. The sun was shining upon North Cornwall and Wadebridge was looking lovely. Jon and I were sitting and discussing the election of Boris as Conservative Party leader and, by extension, our new Prime Minister. And then, because he does this occasionally, Jon threw out a challenge: “OK, now lets suppose that the French have decided that … Continue reading The Triumph of Optimism