On a Winter’s Afternoon

17th December 2018 14

Last week, there were only two children at Sunday school at my local parish church – one of them was my eight-year-old son, the other a girl of about the same age. They duly reported back to the congregation, got a round of applause for what they had managed to remember of the story of John the Baptist, and then … [Read on]

Sniffing Merkel’s boot polish

16th December 2018 6

Middle class ‘leavers’ are starting to make excuses for voting ‘Remain’ at the coming re-referendum engineered by Brussels. If leavers do vote to remain in any number, which seems certain, then we are kissing goodbye to democracy . Brussels’ aim all along was was to make Britain crawl on all fours toward’s Merkel’s and Macron’s feet, and last week we … [Read on]

Any Second EU Referendum Should Be Double or Quits

14th December 2018 8

Another day, another call for a re-run of the Brexit referendum. Bring it on, I say. Why not? I say that as someone who, due to a transport failure, walked seven miles to vote Leave, the only time I’d bothered to vote for anything in years. I say it in full confidence that we’d win again and with a greater … [Read on]

Cornwall joins the EU

12th December 2018 0

If as seems likely,Mrs May gets a vote of confidence tonight, in a year or two, Britain will lose one land border, that between Northern Ireland and the Republic, only to gain another; between Scotland and England. In the coming months negotiations with Brussels, under a dense fog of metronome like assurances that Northern Ireland will remain part of the UK, Mrs May will … [Read on]

Une France éternelle.

10th December 2018 2

Tonight President Macron will address the nation, but it’s unlikely that whatever he has to say will have much influence on the people who gathered yesterday at the annual ‘Renaissance Catholique’ book fair. It takes place less than 40 minutes from Paris in an elegant domain once the home of the royal fountain engineers and now a conference centre.Many years … [Read on]

On comfort blankets

10th December 2018 2

The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff, Allen Lane, 2018, £20. Hysteria is a taboo word nowadays. Derided for its original concept of female volatility wreaked by hormones, it also offends the postmodern elevation of emotional truth. Yet the feminist #MeToo movement, a … [Read on]

Sajid Javid will import more Muslim Voters

5th December 2018 9

Breakfast was enlivened today (03/12/18) by the Home Secretary Sajid Javid on BBC Radio 4, saying he’s ‘determined to implement the will of the British people,’ followed by his declaration that he loves immigration, believing it has brought ‘immense benefits’ and made the UK, ‘culturally richer’ than it was before. Javid doesn’t need to do this carrot and stick routine; … [Read on]

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