Grønmark ponders the Corporation’s outrageous left wing
When the Tory MP Ian Gow was murdered by the IRA and our screens were showing pictures of his widow, her face frozen in a rictus of shock and grief, a colleague next to me remarked, ‘Look, she can’t stop grinning. She must have really hated the bastard!’ ...read more
Return to Salem Lawyer Barbara Hewsonon the threat to human rights posed by the current child abuse furore.
When American feminist campaigners began to draw attention to the gross minimizing (as they saw it) of the problems of rape and intra-familial sexual abuse in the 1970s and 1980s, they used the technique of personal testimony. In the nineteenth century, this was a popular device deployed both by the antislavery movement, and by Christian revivalist movements, to promote their cause. read more
The central aim of French policy was to start a new war, defeat Germany and get back the lost provinces (of Alsace Lorraine). The Germans had no wish to go to war with France, for they were a satisfied power. They prepared diligently and systematically for such a war but only because they knew the French were bound to unleash it, particularly after the French began forming alliances against them.... read more
London buses often mean a close meeting of communities who never normally get near each other, to the grief of Left Wing people who like to imagine we live in some kind of Tower of Babel/Rainbow Nation, where man speaketh unto man. Strangely, most of those people do not travel by bus and miss experiencing the thing they so crave...read more
According to a report by the embattled Theresa May, for every immigrant arriving, twenty three British workers lose their job. Now a new economic report ordered by the government, produced by the civil service, which is left wing, queries that figure. We now have two reports on immigration by economists who disagree with each other.
Political power or office often gives those who possess it the illusion that they control events. That, after all, is the reason why the story of King Canute retains, and will always retain, its relevance to the current political situation. Men think that if they can sometimes do something it follows that they always can do anything.