Monbiot Vision Flawed

BY DAVID EYLES Upland farming has come under attack recently from a number of sources. Criticism is often levelled at hill farmers because they require large public subsidies to keep them going. Grumbling is also directed at hill farmers because they are perceived to be responsible for ‘overgrazing’ and thus denuding the upland landscape of its ability to hold back large quantities of water during … Continue reading Monbiot Vision Flawed

City Life is Far Superior

BY NICK PEARCE What would we do without the BBC every now and again underlining the superiority of urban living? Or The Guardian simultaneously asking scary questions in headlines like, “the British countryside is being killed by herbicides and insecticides – can anything save it?” The BBC lets us know that “City residents tend to suffer from higher levels of asthma, allergies and depression. But that’s OK…. “they also tend … Continue reading City Life is Far Superior

The G

BY BEN PENSANT Every true liberal loves The Guardian. There’s been surveys and everything. Sure, the relationship between principled progressives and Britain’s favourite left-wing love-sheet has been somewhat rocky during the Corbyn years, and no-one has been more vociferous than me in demanding the paper’s subversive elements are dealt with in the strongest possible manner. (Or at the very least sent regular death threats on … Continue reading The G

I am Ashamed to Admit I …

BY SAM WHITE On one occasion I even, I am ashamed to admit… Even what..? Where might this suspenseful construction be leading? …assaulted an Anglican vicar? …ran over a guide dog and set fire to Oxfam? Here’s the full sentence: On one occasion I even, I am ashamed to admit, very diplomatically expressed negative sentiments on Islam to my wife. Oh. My. God. The horror. … Continue reading I am Ashamed to Admit I …

Guardian Begs for Money

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN I never much liked The Guardian. I’ve always found it jam-packed with hypocritical nonsense, frankly. However, I do admit that once in a while a decent article or scoop appears in its pages and I hold nothing against those jottings on cricket by the estimable Vic Marks. I began to distrust the “Grauniad” when I dated an American feminist a long time ago … Continue reading Guardian Begs for Money