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]

A Tweet too far.

3rd December 2018 11

Before rushing off to London to meet a friend and give out Christmas presents, I had to look at Twitter, which has become an increasing part of my day. There it was: Do you reckon your mum cried when she gave you up, Jane? I stared at it, shocked, and my mind raced; someone I don’t know had researched my … [Read on]

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