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
BY SAM HOOPER Open Borders zealots and anti-immigration hawks could yet come to a pragmatic compromise that works for all, if only they stopped viewing the immigration debate as a zero-sum, existential war. This Texas town shows the potential fruits of such compromise. One of the nicest things about having moved from Britain to the United States is the fact that I now live in … Continue reading Bringing Back Patriotism
BY FRANK HAVILAND Believe in something, even if it’s only your victim status. Genuine sacrifice is the stuff of legend and is therefore reassuringly rare. For the biblical among us, there are the towering figures of Abraham or Christ himself to live up to. For historians, there are titans such as Martin Luther King or Emmeline Pankhurst. If it’s sport you want, you could do … Continue reading Believe in Something
BY SAM HOOPER The good aspects of this populist insurgency in America and Britain need saving from horrified (and increasingly organised) antidemocratic elites – but also from cynical and incompetent populist leaders who are squandering our last best hope of democratic renewal. For all the furious words being written and opinions expressed of late, nothing much seems to be changing. Despite a political discourse which … Continue reading We’re Losing this War
BY SAM HOOPER This month I spent my first Fourth of July, my first Independence Day, as a permanent resident of the United States of America. After receiving my long-awaited US green card I finally came to call America my home when I landed in Los Angeles on 25th May, and since that time have been staying with my wife’s family in the Rio Grande … Continue reading My Independence Day
BY SAM HOOPER One of the traits of some accomplished liars is the fact that they are able to make themselves believe their own deceptions. This ability to convince oneself of one’s own lies is what makes many pathological liars so effective, but even many people who are not pathological liars can come to “misremember” certain events after decades of repeating a particular narrative – … Continue reading The Immigration Conflation
BY JAMIE FOSTER Owen Jones caused the viewers of Good Morning Britain consternation when he announced he was protesting President Trump’s state visit on behalf of the majority of the country. Viewers quickly took to Twitter to point out Jones was arrogant and delusional and did not speak for them. The controversial columnist seemed to have misjudged the mood of the country when he decided … Continue reading Alas Trump & Jones
BY JON ALEXANDER I’m sure you all watched on in horror last week as Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. As a result, their infrastructure has been decimated, much of the region is without power, roads are destroyed and their emergency services stretched to the limit. Yet, the Mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, spoke out against the current U.S Government’s response, begging the current … Continue reading Truth Twisters
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN With invoking Article 50 now out of the way, Britain’s negotiators will be hoping to agree divorce with the EU at the same time as deciding on a trade agreement. Both are huge challenges and Prime Minister Theresa May was right to warn of “bumps in the road” ahead. While eyes are focused on Europe, now is the time to also look … Continue reading Turn to America