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.
On 13th August 1940 Herman Goering launched Adler Tag, Eagle Day, the Luftwaffe’s all out assault on Britain. Thanks to years of denial by British governments that Hitler intended war, an ill- equipped RAF suffered terrible casualties. By the 31st of August it looked as if we might lose. As a last resort and down to a handful of Hurricanes, Air Vice Marshal Dowding ordered the mobilisation of the 303 Polish squadron at Northolt. It was an act of pure desperation. The RAF establishment considered Poles to be reckless dreamers. Hadn’t they lost their country by sending string and wire biplanes against Hitler’s Messerschmitts?...read
I first came across Max when I saw a youth pinning up a photo of his long mournful face and questioning blue eyes, on my local bus stop in west London. The lad hardly spoke English but explained that he had been looking after the dog for friends in far-off Croydon, but it had escaped.
‘You can’t have them indoors’, he said, sounding very impressed. ‘You can’t train them’, he said excitedly, ‘these dogs do whatever they like’.
He obviously loved that idea. Apparently a lot of people who might be described as the poorer members of society now favour the Husky as the dog of choice. It’s large, can’t be easily trained and looks like a wolf, what more could an urban city dweller in a tiny flat want in a pet? ... read
George II’s German-speaking younger son and godson of the King of Prussia was William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland. By his victory at Culloden in 1746 and the forceful Prussian pacification of the Highlands that followed he made God-fearing, civilized, thriving, commercial Lowland Scotland safe for ever from the raiders, plunderers and extortionists of the wild North. The last remnants of tribal and feudal Britain had been extirpated....read..
Conservatives should enjoy life: for if they do not why should they wish to preserve anything from the ravages of incontinent change? The only alternative is the Eeyore position, that bad as things are they can only get worse: yet such a position cannot possibly survive honest reflection. We do not live in the worst of times in all respects, or even in any respect; for in many respects things were worse only a few short years ago and all were worse at some time in the past....read