BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN A choice between two equivalent options has come to be known as a Morton’s Fork. Under Henry VII, John Morton was made Archbishop of Canterbury in 1486 and then Lord Chancellor a year later. He justified a King’s benevolence by holding that a man living modestly must be saving money and, therefore, could manage to pay for the benevolence, whereas a man … Continue reading False Fork
BY PAUL NEWALL I spent a great deal of time in the US just after the turn of the century and I’ve followed the political scene there very closely ever since, what we are seeing there is a mirror of what has been happening here for a couple of decades and they’ve managed to get there from a completely different starting point. In Europe, the … Continue reading America Burning
Chava Boroda now lives in Los Angeles. However, her family was among thousands of people from the USSR, whose story of moving to the United States as political refugees is inspiring. Chava’s family was among those “Refuseniks” who proved to the world how willpower can triumph over even the strictest regime in the world. The world has slowly forgotten emotional and powerful stories of “Refuseniks”. … Continue reading Refusenik
BY EFFIE DEANS I don’t think many people in Britain had heard of Wuhan or Hubei province before the present outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). The fifty largest Chinese cities each has a population greater than two million, yet few of us could name more than two or three. Chongqing, for example, was first settled in 316 BC and has a population of 30 million, but … Continue reading Little Bottle
BY ALEXIA JAMES Hillary Clinton showing up during a UK General Election campaign used to be significant. Not anymore. Nowadays she’s as relevant as King Herod’s first wife, Doris. Did you know that Hillary Clinton’s speaking fees have plummeted? According to Newsweek, after she left her job as secretary of state but before she declared her 2016 candidacy, Hillary Clinton used to make $200,000 per … Continue reading Just Go Away Hillary
The state of politics in the United States has made it feel as if we’re on the cusp of a 2020 election that remains more than a year away. Regardless of anyone’s ordinary views on the conservative-liberal spectrum, Donald Trump has enabled inhumane policies, empowered monstrous figures, and displayed an increasingly unstable mental state. As prominent Republican strategist (and “Never-Trumper”) wrote recently, “Trump is coming even … Continue reading A Completely Objective Look At The Democratic Primaries – Before Things Go Haywire
CSM EDITORIAL For Brexiteers the last three years have been as annoying as can be. We’ve had Project Fear thrown at us, a Continuity Remain backlash – thrusting all kinds of muppets into the public conversation – and we’ve had a Prime Minister who both thwarted Brexit and lost the plot. Maybe we should have expected blowback from the European Union – they need our … Continue reading Time for Optimism
BY PAUL NEWALL Every dog has its day and Donald Trump is about to have his. The Mueller Investigation has found him to be innocent of any crime, which is quite amazing when you think of a two-year investigation and the extensive resources that the American justice system brought to bear, pressured by Democrats who detest Trump. Trump is in effect squeaky clean but the … Continue reading May & Steele?
BY JAMIE FOSTER The EU is trying to set up barriers to a UK/US trade deal by claiming that US food standards fall far below UK standards. This is a claim made by the US Ambassador to the UK speaking on the Today programme. It is a line that is being touted in the press recently. The NFU President Minette Batters said that US Standards … Continue reading USA Lower Food Standards Myths
BY JENNY LONG Poetry is big business online. There has been a boom in digital poetry in the last few years and sites like Spillwords have become some of the largest on the Web. Up there at the very top of destinations for online poets’s work is The Poetry Fellowship based in the United Kingdom. The Poetry Fellowship is based in a Georgian building in Taunton … Continue reading The Poetry Fellowship
BY SAM HOOPER Some women fail to vote for progressive candidates because they happen to be conservatives. Accusing them of acting against their own self-interest — or at the behest of the “white supremacist patriarchy” — is offensive, condescending and presupposes that women should vote based on a more limited palette of issues than men. The US midterms brought some results which were fairly encouraging … Continue reading Anti Feminist Feminists?
BY SAM HOOPER The hand-in-glove partnership between the mainstream media and the progressive “Resistance” may pay dividends in the midterms – but if so, it will likely also be their undoing in 2020. Here is CNN’s Don Lemon calling white men the greatest terrorist risk to the United States live on air last week – moments after sanctimoniously calling for an end to divisiveness or demonising certain … Continue reading Shrill Bias & False Equivalencies