Blair Forever Almost Right

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN There are people who are always wrong – Carole Cadwalladr, Owen Jones, Peter Jukes, Polly Toynbee, Marina Hyde – and they serve a useful purpose in life in that you can set truth by their polar opposite. The dangerous people are the ones who are right only some of the time – the “almost right” – who lull you into trusting them … Continue reading Blair Forever Almost Right

Regina V King Mismatch

CSM EDITORIAL It seems surprising given all the coverage of Meghan Markle’s bullying and her interview with American TV Host Oprah Winfrey that not more questions are being asked about those who fixed Markle up with Harry in the first place, and why their relationship is now being weaponized by them. What involvement did former US President Barack Obama have? Was the suggestion of the … Continue reading Regina V King Mismatch

First Principles

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN “Where are there flying cars, Daddy?” “Flying cars are everywhere. We call them planes.” “Ha! Planes are not cars, Daddy. I’m not gullible!” People are so focused on form (in this instance a flying object that looks like a car) that they overlook the function (conveyance by flight). Original visions of inventions or ideas set boundaries because in part we can see … Continue reading First Principles

How To Deal With Leftie Critics

The American Columnist Rowland Evans was having lunch with Ronald Reagan in 1987, six years into his presidency, a milestone by which the previous five presidents had been defeated – resigned in disgrace, refused to consider reelection, or been assassinated. Somehow, Reagan was shining through, making it all look easy, and was enormously popular. Evans, a tough old newsman, was in awe. Evans looked Reagan … Continue reading How To Deal With Leftie Critics

Pregressives

BY SAM WHITE Social justice progressives are like a sack of rocks tied round your waist when you’re trying to run a marathon. It’s not that they’re bad people, they’re just so far behind what’s really going on. They’re sitting at the back of the class, wiping gunk from their eyes and babbling nonsensically, while the rest of the school sighs heavily and waits for … Continue reading Pregressives

Pigeon-Holers Progressive?

BY PAUL ROBINSON I have learned so many new words and phrases in recent years but ‘progressive’ could be my favourite. It’s a great word but, unfortunately, one that has been adopted by a certain group of people who like things to fit into nice, neat little pigeon-holes. After all, if you’re not progressive, politically, then you must be regressive, obviously. Regressive is bad, progressive … Continue reading Pigeon-Holers Progressive?