BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN I felt sorry for our Deputy Editor – my mate, James Bembridge – this weekend when he came under attack from Owen Jones and his leftist hordes in one of those Twitter pile-ons the Left so relish. There were numerous tweets suggesting that Bembers’ hard-drive needed checking. Bembers was accused of being a ‘nonce’ by multiple smearers, some of whom – including … Continue reading Nonce!
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN It is obvious that there are believers on both sides of the deficient Left-Right political spectrum who have substituted religion with other beliefs. People who have taken a leap of faith to believe all-out in an idea or theory. The primary aim of the conquistadores was Empire, sanctioned by concurrent conversions. In the case of the Left, the Wokerati engage in a … Continue reading Overplaying Postmodernism
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The cradle used in cricket to train us to catch in the slips was somewhat useful. When, at speed, a cricket ball was fired into it, you had to be on your toes in case you needed to adjust your body position to meet unusual catching angles. You had to be alert for those ‘uncatchable’ balls which sometimes curved high or low, … Continue reading The Cradle
BY FRANK HAVILAND As a child of the eighties, I hope you’ll forgive my assertion that pretty much any life truth can be found in The Princess Bride (a lockdown must if you haven’t seen it, and well worth a revisit if you have). As a 9-year-old boy, I marvelled at the battle of wits between Cary Elwes’ hero ‘Wesley’, and Wallace Shawn’s criminal mastermind, ‘Vizzini’. … Continue reading Malignant Mayor
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Twitter is one of those places where being sober puts one at an instant disadvantage. With a glass of whisky in hand, the talk seems somewhat less tedious, the company less ugly and the tweets of Femi Oluwole not so ineffably stupid. More fool me, then, for going on there as sober as a judge last week and making the – quite … Continue reading Care in the Community
BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE It would take either a fool or a fascist to witness the growing casualties of cancel culture and still deny its existence. But as I will go on to describe, there are deniers out there quite capable of displaying both these disorders in equal measure. Then there are those who recognise it but will nonetheless tacitly agree that the censored ‘had it … Continue reading Cowardly Cancel Culture
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Pray tell, why do you hate so? The sneering nastiness of the tw*ts on social media is something to behold. It is understandable how those handed a rough deal in life – they could be poor, sick, or born with an eye on the end of their nose – can become acrimonious. Yet the bulk of the social media nasties tend to … Continue reading Dearest Bitterati
BY THE EDITOR A few weeks ago I was having a cup of tea with some Monitoring BDS ladies in Hampstead – those brave souls who attend Corbyn meetings and video antisemitism from the Hard Left. I asked them why their output on Twitter was so hard to locate, whereas their Facebook pages seemed easy to find and were always replete with content. And their immediate … Continue reading Badge of Honour
BY SAM WHITE Have you ever thought you knew a place, looked away for a moment, and when you look back it’s changed? Have you ever had that happen for an entire country? I hadn’t – not for a whole nation – until just now, when I looked at Britain and saw the most bizarre of infernos taking hold. It appears that Britain has been … Continue reading A Strange Revolution
BY CRYPTO Humans are essentially tribal, people with similar traits and beliefs group together. You can see this played out on the Internet every day. It’s very clear. Ancient humans understood this early on and realised if you can set the base axioms for a group, the narrative, i.e. answer the mother of all questions, what’s the meaning of life. Then you can control and … Continue reading Why the Hysteria?
BY MANDY BALDWIN What is it with Twitter? As a forum for public speech – which it purports to be – it’s inadequate, when you think about it. Anyone worth their salt gets suspended eventually and staff have been covertly filmed gleefully discussing their tactics for crushing dissent, or wrongthink, which, along with Hate Speech, must stand as a concept scary enough to have the … Continue reading The Silencing
BY NICK NURNBERG See below a list of 99 Verified Twitter accounts you should follow who will follow back. NB These accounts are actual humans whose behaviour can change from time to time. The LIST – https://twitter.com/ginblossoms https://twitter.com/chyna_cymone https://twitter.com/sherylunderwood https://twitter.com/CSquireMagazine https://twitter.com/bumblefoot https://twitter.com/movistar_es https://twitter.com/latinprince https://twitter.com/gnm888 https://twitter.com/gilbertoperez https://twitter.com/capriottis https://twitter.com/ahmalcolm https://twitter.com/beachpillows https://twitter.com/bluehousekorea https://twitter.com/coxbusiness https://twitter.com/edstetzer https://twitter.com/endcape https://twitter.com/ericschiffer https://twitter.com/flack4ric https://twitter.com/footwerkband https://twitter.com/jaloes https://twitter.com/katieraml https://twitter.com/ken_brewer https://twitter.com/korya_mckj https://twitter.com/domwightmangb https://twitter.com/lou https://twitter.com/mokobe113 https://twitter.com/paulpoteet https://twitter.com/radioaricka https://twitter.com/ronedmondson https://twitter.com/slso … Continue reading 99 Twitter Accounts That Follow Back
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Twitter used to be a haven for progressives, both in the UK and the US. It was a place where liberals (not the Burkeian kind) gathered to feel gratified and worthy, where their sentiments and gags were well-received; bouncing off the walls of echo chambers shaped by them and venerated by their likes and retweets. Do-gooders went to bed at night feeling … Continue reading Rout of the Twits
BY JON ALEXANDER £130,000. That’s the ballpark figure that Katie Hopkins is looking at having to pay out to food blogger and journalist Jack Monroe after losing a libel case which began on Twitter in 2015. The all-in figure may be as much as £300,000 when all legal fees are totted up. Jack is likely to receive around £24,000 of that in damages, the rest … Continue reading Twitter Not Cheap