The Meaning of Honour and why Britain has lost its own.

13th November 2018 3

Poland celebrated its 100th Anniversary of independence this Sunday. A frightening picture is depicted.  One of a divided Polish society in an unhappy country, with claims that many citizens have rejected liberalism and democracy in light of a growing nationalist sentiment. A conveniently worrying image for those discrediting a democratically elected government running their country. I should know, I was one … [Read on]

1914 – 1918: The war to start all wars up again.

10th November 2018 16

The nation’s youngsters have dutifully and thoroughly gobbled up all the propaganda fed to them by their teachers and by the scriptwriters and presenters of the many programmes made to mark the centenary of the ending of the First World War. It was chilling to hear a little girl of about eight expertly regurgitate the cliché “A lost generation.” Then … [Read on]

Our Island Story

6th November 2018 19

I have just begun reading Henrietta Marshall’s Our Island Story to my 8-year-old son. The story begins in the mists of time and mythology, with Neptune giving his beloved son Albion a beautiful island set in a silver sea – an island that the heroic Brutus, prince of Troy, later renames Britannia. We have got as far as the coming … [Read on]

European Court of Human Rights declares the truth to be a crime

4th November 2018 5

I recently lost enthusiasm for Brexit. Many are now equivocating; cold feet about leaving the club, worries that any deal we get will be poor, or make no real difference. My wavering began with the hideous death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi who was butchered on the orders of a Saudi prince who didn’t like his writing. A tyrannical ruler hasn’t … [Read on]

Are there permissible limits to freedom of expression ?

4th November 2018 3

European institutions contain traitors and enemies of our historic jurisprudence and of our traditional way of life over the centuries. For example, at the end of October 2018 the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that “Defaming the Prophet Mohammed goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate and could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious … [Read on]

And the word was made drivel…

27th October 2018 13

One of the church’s foundation texts is “And the Word was made flesh” (John 1:14). It refers of course to the Incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Words have long been the speciality of English Christian writers from Miles Coverdale and Thomas Cranmer to G.K. Chesterton and T.S. Eliot. But something called the Church of England Media Centre has just … [Read on]

Kiss me Hardy. Britain’s gay Spies

25th October 2018 0

A report in this morning’s Daily Telegraph, ‘Secret lives of Britain’s spies’ ‘The spies talked of the difficulties in leading secret lives, where only their closest family and friends could know the truth. John said he had worked for SIS for 6 months before he told his husband.’ On competition between MI5, MI6 and SIS: ‘They’re things like, ‘Where do … [Read on]

May Must go

18th October 2018 4

Tonight it was business as usual for Mrs May in her real home Brussels. According to Sky News, she was able to forget all about Brexit and the foolish people who voted for it, and sit down for an evening meal along with her fellow European leaders with, among other guests,  the Russian Prime Minister, puppet leader of a country … [Read on]

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