BY DANIEL JUPP Home Secretary Priti Patel has supposedly authorised a turn back policy. Britain has seen an invasion of illegal Channel crossings with roughly 1,000 migrants landing illegally every day. These are the reported figures, so it’s likely higher. That’s 365,000 a year illegally entering the country. Most people want this stopped. A turn back policy is common sense and would limit attempts in … Continue reading Just Words?
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Three things are certain to follow a terror attack in Britain: Lessons, Solidarity and Lies. ‘Lessons must be learnt’, and its sister platitude ‘now is the time for solidarity’ are uttered in speeches as dead as those they are written to honour. The killer’s motives are lied about because the lies are easier said than the truth: the truth that we have … Continue reading Lessons, Solidarity & Lies
CITY GRUMP “This was a golden age for snitchers. One offence in particular relied heavily on tip-offs from the public: listening to foreign radio broadcasts, particularly those of the BBC. Peter Holdenberg, a 64-year-old disabled bookseller, who lived in Essen, was accused by his neighbour Helen Stuffel of this offence, which carried a prison sentence of up to 18 months. She had listened at the … Continue reading Tories Turn Totalitarian
BY PAUL NEWALL The memes about PC police are many and varied. The British police services have been jumping through hoops for a couple of decades to reinvent themselves as inclusive – embracing diversity. The online comedians have made hay with rainbow-painted patrol cars and epaulettes, with female officers being dry-humped at the Notting Hill carnival and some officers getting sent out for duty on … Continue reading Please, Back to Basics
BY DAVID EYLES For the last four years or so, political battles have been fought, won and lost upon the Brexit issue. The punditry in the media have claimed that “Brexit has divided Britain”. But my contention is that Brexit has not, in itself, divided Britain. What has happened is that the internet and social media have developed and become much more widely used at … Continue reading Is The Guardian Racist?