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
BY TIM DAWSON Boris or Hunt? Neither can be worse than Theresa May. Today, everything changes. Or rather, everything changes unless for some reason the Conservative Party has taken leave of its senses and decided to elect Jeremy Hunt as its new leader. There is nothing actually wrong with Mr Hunt. In person, he is charming, emollient even, and in ordinary times, with everything running … Continue reading Too Early for Champagne?
BY PAUL NEWALL I didn’t grasp it fully when I was deeply involved as a Trotskyite, but the Left thrives on tragedy, even to the point of creating or contriving disasters in order to attain power. My first tastes of this were in the early 1980’s, first with the miners’ strike and then with Liverpool city council. The miners were a political problem for both … Continue reading Expensive Italian Shoes
BY JAMIE FOSTER With the hashtag #sacktomwatson flying around the web and Corbynites up in arms at his apparent treachery towards Jeremy Corbyn, under-pressure Tom Watson MP, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party (for now), put out a speech over Twitter that shows the desperate nature of his Brexit position: Great video & speech today by @tom_watson pic.twitter.com/CAp9nbKRxC — Andrew Adonis (@Andrew_Adonis) June 17, 2019 … Continue reading Waning Watson
BY FRANK HAVILAND The accolade of ‘Britain’s worst MP’ is fiercely contested at the quietest of times. In these days of open treachery and blistering incompetence though, you have to really go some to be in the running. Cue David Lammy, the one-man race awareness course, who occasionally moonlights as the Labour MP for Tottenham. Despite being a mere backbencher, Lammy is rarely out of … Continue reading Lamentable Lammy