BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN It would seem that the penny has finally dropped on the Left that calling Brexiteers and conservatives “far right” has not worked for them. Their Chief Trolls, Barmy Burgon and Loudmouth Lammy, are denuded and reduced to caricatures – their identity politics have been seen through. One lives in hope that those other daft insults of “racist”, “thick” and “gammon” will cease … Continue reading Right Wing Libertarian!
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN There are competent and then there are incompetent smears. I enjoyed an incompetent one recently from some animal rights wingnut who had informed an acquaintance of mine that I worked for my father who was an infamous arms salesman and sold rounds to terrorists in Syria. My acquaintance was surprised to find out that my father enjoyed a successful career as a … Continue reading The Smear Test
BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Recently the Countryside Alliance ran a survey to find out the extent of the abuse its members received online. They received 500 responses – 310 had received either death threats, photos of their children placed online alongside photos of their houses making the statement ‘we know where you live’. And the usual accusations of sadist, psychopath, bloodthirsty snob, child … Continue reading Countryside Alliance Attacked
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