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?
BY JAMIE FOSTER The attack by two Russian GRU agents on the Skripals was ‘more Johnny English than James Bond’ according to security minister Ben Wallace. He told LBC’s Nick Ferrari in a colourful interview that “they were sent as soldiers to do a mission and they failed in that mission.” He went on to say “I wouldn’t want to work for or with the … Continue reading Salisbury Response Unsatisfactory
BY NICK GREEN The release of the following video by Dr Kristian Niemietz, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs, explains why socialism must always lead to totalitarian government and the elimination of individual freedoms. The IEA should be congratulated for producing this content, which, albeit a tad dry and occasionally using words too complicated for 3 in 5 Brits, could well turn those … Continue reading Are UK Think Tanks Waking Up?
BY DAVID EYLES “When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it sharpens his mind wonderfully.” – Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784). Note 1 – Declaration of interest: I am currently a member of the Conservative Party. However, in the light of recent events, that status is now under review. Note 2 – This article is a follow-on from an earlier article published … Continue reading A Conservative Apocalypse?
BY JAMIE FOSTER On Tuesday Emily Maitliss interviewed Hungary’s Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto on BBC Newsnight, It was a remarkable interview for what was said by the straight talking politician. Maitliss was taking him to task for Hungary’s new anti migration laws. “We want to keep Hungary a Hungarian country and we don’t think that multiculturalism is by definition good.” Maitliss didn’t know where to … Continue reading The Artful Szijjarto