BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Travelling long journeys – whether first class, second or business – you do need a bit of luck. It’s not every time that you get to sit next to someone with the beauty of Grace Kelly or the wit of Oscar Wilde. I recall travelling from London to Singapore and being seated next to a Frenchman who had just got off a … Continue reading Less Gladly
CSM EDITORIAL n the wake of the Conservatives’ electoral triumph there are a couple of flies in the ointment. One is the alleged Islamophobia problem that the Conservative Party is accused of; the other is the rumour – that will not die – of unwanted infiltrators joining the party from groups like Britain First. Both issues should be addressed as they are molehills which opponents … Continue reading Revoke the Neanderthals
CSM EDITORIAL The decision taken by the Brexit Party to not stand in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives in 2017 is a big step forward towards Brexit and something this magazine has campaigned for of late: “It seems nonsensical that people will vote for the Brexit Party in seats where they will split the vote and let a Liberal Democrat or Labour candidate … Continue reading More Concessions Required
BY BEN EVERITT Tonic water is being stockpiled in Deansgate. Gin, too. And beer, for that matter. The M6 is braced for the rumble of Discoveries as the Tory herd makes its biennial migration to the watering holes of Manchester. Always eventful, the Manchester conference is a bear pit for Tory activists. MPs, staffers, stalwarts and all, must each enter the grand security of the … Continue reading CC2019
BY TIM DAWSON Boris or Hunt? Neither can be worse than Theresa May. Today, everything changes. Or rather, everything changes unless for some reason the Conservative Party has taken leave of its senses and decided to elect Jeremy Hunt as its new leader. There is nothing actually wrong with Mr Hunt. In person, he is charming, emollient even, and in ordinary times, with everything running … Continue reading Too Early for Champagne?
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 JOHN ISMAEL Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party has a serious antisemitism problem. That is a fact. Its bigots’ widespread hatred of Israel, its loathing of religion – and yet its Muslim block votes – make the political party’s antisemitism problem one that will not go away, save for mass expulsions of Momentum members and Corbynites on the far left of the party. So, what do … Continue reading Smear Bingo
BY SAM WHITE Tory Britain, you have to love it. It’s kind of a feckless experiment, like grenades-and-rape Sweden, or Justin Trudeau’s identity-free-post-national Canada. Or is it more like France, where they’re fashionably laissez-faire about external borders, but are constructing bulletproof walls around the Eiffel Tower? Or Germany, where mass sex attacks in the street are covered up, but a journalist gets a suspended sentence … Continue reading Tory Britain, the Postmodern Version
BY JOHN ISMAEL My Dear Dennis, For many years now I have been singing your praises. As a Tory, this has not been easy for me. I mentioned your exemplary attendance record in Parliament. Your having actually worked in a proper job before entering parliament. I have referenced your sterling efforts locally for your constituents – those many Bolsoverians you have helped in person. … Continue reading Dear Dennis
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN At public school, the powers that be insisted that your bed in the dormitory was located a few feet away from your enemy’s. Over a fourteen-week term, this was meant to be character-building. So, for the first couple of years, I found myself next to my enemy, who we shall call O’Flaherty. O’Flaherty and I really disliked each other, so much so … Continue reading Labour for the Taking
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN When this week Prime Minister Theresa May’s childhood sporting hero – the cricketer-turned-commentator Geoffrey Boycott – affectionately described her as “like Margaret Thatcher”, many of Her Majesty’s Opposition supporters found themselves in a tricky position. While such opponents of the Government love to denigrate May and the Tories at every opportunity, they know that Geoffrey Boycott has become a much-loved British national treasure over recent … Continue reading May Plays Boycott Bingo
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Britain has become too accustomed to cycles of Big Government splurge under Labour followed by Tory Governments cleaning up the mess – only for Labour to eventually get voted in and spend the country to oblivion again. Now we have a chance to stop this senseless cycle. Imagine if – instead of Labour coming to power after the Tories have swept up … Continue reading New Opposition Required