CSM EDITORIAL It used to be that we’d laugh at America. Our cousins across the pond could snaffle Britain’s best scientists and engineers, they could come up with economic miracle after economic miracle – but they would always pick an idiot as President. When we Brits faced crises we’d come up with a Churchill or a Thatcher while the Americans stumbled from one fool to … Continue reading The Worst Leaders We’ve Ever Had
BY FRANK HAVILAND Back in the 90’s it was still considered racy to show a lesbian kiss pre-watershed. Twenty years on and homosexuality is so mainstream, your best chance of being controversial is to do the unthinkable and put a straight, white couple on. In fact, if the latest Disney princess isn’t a pink-haired, non-binary, transgender activist for Antifa, what is the point? Gender it … Continue reading Left Running Out of Victims?
BY PAUL NEWALL We should watch on with some interest the events in Paris and Brussels where the mainstream media is informing us that a movement known as the Gilets jaunes are protesting a hike in fuel taxes as part of French president Emmanuel Macron’s green taxation programme resultant from the Paris Climate Accord. (Macron has just folded to their demands.) Looking beneath the surface there are … Continue reading Yellow Macron Folds
CSM EDITORIAL There’s no doubt that time is up for the May premiership. There is nothing positive about Theresa May hanging on like a limpet. The mood out there on the street is one of anger at the humiliating “deal” that she has agreed with Brussels. If she sought to unite the country then her deal has achieved that – it faces condemnation from all … Continue reading The Ball is Loose
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Synecdoche is a figure of speech in which a part is made to represent the whole or vice versa. The word comes from the Ancient Greek word synekdoche, which means “simultaneous understanding”. Thus, boots on the ground—refers to soldiers. New wheels— refers to a new car. Ask for her hand — refers to asking a woman to marry. Suits—can refer to business people. … Continue reading Beware the Cowardly Synecdoche
BY DAVID EYLES In an earlier article, I suggested that there is an impending electoral disaster for the Conservatives on the scale of the 1997 General Election – i.e. a potential loss of 40% of their vote and the loss of a huge number of seats. I also suggested that there are equal problems within Labour. In other words, the Conservatives are hoping that Labour are … Continue reading Tories & the UKIP Menace
BY DAVID EYLES First it was going to be outside in the street. The lectern was set up. The press pack were alerted. But it was only going to be two journos from the Beeb, one television camera and no questions. It was certainly not going to be a press conference. Then there was a technical glitch – they couldn’t get the power to the … Continue reading A Landscape of Fear
BY JOHN ISMAEL What the hell is Theresa May playing at? Yesterday’s speech in Downing Street was good. Very good. It was clear and strong. It showed the EU up as the gangsters they are. May was Lancaster-House-good. She made clear that leaving the EU was all she was focused on and that she was not for turning – music to Brexiteers’ ears. So, why … Continue reading What is May’s Game?
BY JAMIE FOSTER Labour moderates seem to be considering a deal with Corbynites in order to prevent Brexit. Despite having been savagely attacked over years, the moderates are so concerned about Brexit that they might be prepared to halt their attacks on Corbyn and play down the antisemitism that is rife in the party if Corbyn will vote against Theresa May’s Brexit plan. Leading Remainer … Continue reading Embrace Antisemitism to Remain?