More from the creeping fungus of the dyslexia industry

28th September 2015 2

I was once watching a programme about the survivors of Hiroshima, old people who were asked to draw pictures of their memories to commemorate the dropping of the second atomic bomb. They all drew remarkably well, or it seemed so to my eyes. ‘Jane, why can’t British people draw?’ asked a Japanese friend watching it with me. I knew what … [Read on]

Walking the Dog

21st September 2015 1

People always like to talk about their dogs: it is one subject about which they can be frank and unaffected, for no one enters a conversation about dogs who does not love them. My wife and I were walking the other day in Paris – down the Avenue Gambetta, to be precise – when we saw a man coming towards us who was playing … [Read on]

A Creature of the Saudi Night

21st September 2015 0

I happened to leave Bodrum, in Turkey, the day after a boat of migrants capsized nearby, drowning 22 of them (211 were saved). It is now a regular occurrence, apparently, hardly worthy any more of notice. I flew to Istanbul Airport, still (for now) called Ataturk, where I at once noticed an important difference from Bodrum. In Bodrum there had hardly been a Turkish … [Read on]

Just Walking the Dog

21st September 2015 0

People always like to talk about their dogs: it is one subject about which they can be frank and unaffected, for no one enters a conversation about dogs who does not love them. My wife and I were walking the other day in Paris – down the Avenue Gambetta, to be precise – when we saw a man coming towards … [Read on]

The Refugee Crisis: The Widow of Sofia

13th September 2015 0

Bulgaria is categorically not a destination favoured by refugees. Most ordinary people – even officials – are openly hostile to foreigners, especially Muslims. Mindful of these attitudes, and a welcome straight out of the Katie Hopkins charm school, most simply bypass Bulgaria and head west via Macedonia. It’s not just that refugees or economic migrants won’t receive handouts, healthcare or any … [Read on]

Jeremy Corbyn: The courage of his scruffiness?

9th September 2015 0

Mr Corbyn is scruffy in a social worker kind of way, but whether this is natural to him or a matter of calculation I do not know. I suspect that it comes to him naturally, or at least is now second nature to him (no one, after all, is born to be scruffy, or can do nothing about it), and that in effect … [Read on]

The child brothel that is liberal Britain

8th September 2015 2

Reluctant as they are to refer to ethnicity, BBC news had to show us the faces of the latest Muslim men sentenced for child-rape. Six Asians from Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Bradford, who groomed two schoolgirls for sex between 2006 and 2012 were jailed this week, 7/9/15 for between three and nineteen and a half years.The Old Bailey … [Read on]

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