Peter Mullen; Is the Catholic Truth Society now the Catholic Feelings Society?

25th October 2016 7

There is a certain irony about so called Liberal Catholics’ impatience with the liberal Pope Francis (Magazine 21 Oct). They complain that the Pope’s reform programme is “rapidly becoming overdue.” In the 19th century, John Henry Newman predicted that the emerging choice for Christians in Europe would be between “liberalism and its antidote Catholicism.”  He stressed repeatedly that liberalism is … [Read on]

Heathrow; The graveyard of the May administration?

25th October 2016 7

Mrs May’s decision to allow the building of a third runway at Heathrow may prove fatal to her administration. Her government is weak by constantly attempting to be all things to all men, and this decision shows how much she in thrall to powerful business lobbies. We do not want, as Boris Johnson put it so aptly today, ‘London to be ‘a city of planes’ just as New York is a city of … [Read on]

Sir Philip Green sans Knighthood?

20th October 2016 4

The House of Commons wants to strip Sir Philip Green of his knighthood because it alleges that he is a spiv. I am perfectly prepared to believe that he is a spiv, though I cannot claim to have followed his career closely. At the very least he seems to be a man given to vulgar show. A spiv is a … [Read on]

Inconvenient History; The Barbary Coast Muslim slave trade and the founding of the US Marine Corps

18th October 2016 9

Editors Note. There is a 30 second delay in the start of the video below – worth waiting for. Published on 4 Feb 2016 Ohio State University history Professor Robert Davis describes the White Slave Trade as minimized by most modern historians in his book Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast and Italy, 1500–1800 (Palgrave … [Read on]

Troll Land

10th October 2016 3

Today, Monday 10/10/2016 is World Porridge Day, it also marks the start of ‘Hate Crime Awareness Week.’ Sadly I don’t eat porridge but I have just had a belly full of hate. My reckless descent under the bridge into Troll Land started after I’d got very bored watching an episode of Question Time two weeks ago and sent an aimless … [Read on]

Giving consent to compulsory thinking at Cambridge University

9th October 2016 5

A few days ago, I was sitting down in my College’s Hall at the University of Cambridge with the rest of the first year undergraduates to be, since the Matriculation ceremony was yet to take place, being welcomed by the Master and the Senior Tutor. This was a wonderful moment. After receiving my A-Level results of 2A*s and an A, and another … [Read on]

The worst conservative government we never elected

8th October 2016 2

[pullquote]The relatively unknown investment fund where Theresa May’s husband Philip works as a senior executive is one of the world’s largest and most powerful financial institutions, controlling $1.4 trillion in assets.Its portfolio also includes $20 billion of shares in Amazon and Starbucks, both of which were cited by the Prime Minister-designate in her pledge to crack down on tax avoidance … [Read on]

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