The Anti Lockdown Tendency

19th October 2020 13

Hardly Martin Luther and the Diet of Worms, you might think. But amidst the global crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Great Barrington Declaration has caused epic controversy.  This scientists’ petition, calling for a different strategy to manage the novel coronavirus, opposes the group-think that has led to a tightening ratchet on citizens’ liberties with consequent economic carnage. Campaigners against … [Read on]

The Islamist beheadings: How long before the head count in the west is like the picture?

18th October 2020 26

Two days ago, in the town of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine on the outskirts of Paris, a 47-year old French teacher of the humanities, Samuel Paty, was decapitated in the street by an Islamist for having dared show his pupils cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed as part of a course on freedom of expression. It is no exaggeration to say that France is in a state of shock. Mass demonstrations are … [Read on]

And in the beginning were the Beatles and God said, ‘let there be Lennon,’ and there arose a low whining sound.

12th October 2020 35

John Lennon is the greatest miracle-worker since Maggie Farnley from Huddersfield who taught tadpoles to fly. Actually, Lennon exceeds her as he contrives to be both eighty years old and dead. If you don’t believe me, just look. It’s there in all the papers: JOHN LENNON AT 80 – singing Imagine in his shroud and either with a peg on … [Read on]

Microsoft joins the dash to universal censorship

11th October 2020 15

I read this morning on my impeccably liberal MSN/Yahoo news feed – first rule of warfare: know your enemy – in a story entitled ‘Priti Patel criticised for planning to deport homeless people’, by Yahoo staff journalist George Martin (I would say he’s about fourteen judging from his photo), that home secretary Priti Patel is planning new measures to stem … [Read on]

Iconoclasm: The War on our History

6th October 2020 14

When Edward Colston’s statue was torn down by a mob in central Bristol on the 7th of June, it was clear the gloves had come off. Far from being spontaneous anti-racism action by the British public, it was the confluence of lockdown frustration, activist agitation, cultural groundwork and local-governmental approval. Finally, the simmering contempt for Britain and its history was … [Read on]

Gluten Free

5th October 2020 4

‘Mother Bessie’s Scones, two a tenner each,’ a voice growled as I passed my local Co-op. I knew there was nothing on the shelves inside, apart from dry goods like loo rolls and antiseptic wipes which no one wants. I’d used my carbs token to buy rice. I hadn’t tasted wheat for so long that I was tempted by Bessie’s … [Read on]

Government versus the people?

3rd October 2020 34

First they came for Tommy Robinson. Then they came for Brexit activists. And then they came for doctors and nurses at anti-lockdown rallies. Who will be next, in the tightening ratchet on British liberties? There was no outcry by politicians about the police brutality at Trafalgar Square on 26th September, just as in 2018 little concern was expressed about the … [Read on]

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