No London brothel or Casino for you this Christmas Sheik

20th December 2016 10

Attacks like that on the The Berlin Christmas Market will get more frequent as radical Muslim groups realise that asymmetrical warfare is cheaper, has a greater propaganda effect, is sparing on personnel, and does not require heavy weapons or costly ground to air defences. The attacks will  get worse as the Russians gain physical control of ISIS territory and drive out its ISIS killers, … [Read on]

They don’t served tinned tomatoes at the Groucho Club

19th December 2016 3

[pullquote]Lindsey Dearnley: Since quitting tattooing, I started an online business making and selling Christmas elves, only to find sales slow enough to cause me serious financial hardship. The kind of hardship that involves walking everywhere and subsisting on tinned tomatoes and potatoes for days at a time. I am now poorer than many of the `woe is me` long term … [Read on]

Bored by Donald Trump’s Speeches? Watch President Reagan, America’s funniest.

18th December 2016 3

‘What is wrong with Soviet Agriculture? “Spring,  Summer, Autumn and Winter”‘ ‘Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.’ ”I have wondered at times what The Ten Commandments would have looked like if Moses had run them through Congress.’ The most terrifying words in the English language are “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” … [Read on]

Jane Kelly; Our doomed three year olds (Daily Telegraph)

16th December 2016 4

One of my biggest shocks after leaving London two years ago was again sighting the white working-class people who have mostly vanished from our capital. Really I mean underclass as they didn’t look as if they were working. They looked remarkably alike, the young women obese with lank hair scraped back. They all pushed buggies containing small grey-faced infants. The … [Read on]

Salisbury Review; Editorial Winter 2016

13th December 2016 1

Donald Trump is everything the British don’t like about Americans, too familiar, too loud. He has funny hair, he talks like a second-hand car salesman and if he sat near to you in a café, you would want to move away in case he began talking to you. He is a product of the hatred and frustration of working-class Americans … [Read on]

Unjust Cause. A Novel about Child Abuse Swindlers.

12th December 2016 1

Three men conspire to make a false accusation that they had been assaulted as boys in a London Comprehensive twenty years earlier. They hope to get compensation. They name a teacher at random and, despite a total lack of evidence, the man is questioned by the police and later charged. To escape harassment by the Press while awaiting trial, Alec … [Read on]

Child Abuse in the USA. Returning to medieval times?

12th December 2016 0

Child Abuse: A defence counsel offers a plea in mitigation before sentencing in a US court. “…The defendant’s prior transgressions violate some of our deepest cultural taboos. They horrify and disturb us at a level almost unparalleled in other offences. This certainly comes, largely, from a rational desire to protect our young from harm. Yet one has almost to go back … [Read on]

Theodore Dalrymple; Have you packed your own suitcase?

11th December 2016 5

No time or society, I imagine, is entirely without its ironies or contradictions. For example, we are horrified by the sexual abuse of children but all our social policy over the last fifty years has been to maximise it. We would, in practice, be far more horrified by attempts to reverse that policy than any amount of such abuse. We … [Read on]

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