Amber and the Windrush People

30th April 2018 3

My cruel snobbish side has long worried about how someone with the name of a pole dancer filled one of the highest offices of the land. My practical informed side has long worried about how the Home Office was ever entrusted to someone dumb enough to think the EU was a good idea. But now that Amber Rudd has gone … [Read on]

Who’s afraid of Enoch Powell?

15th April 2018 49

The BBC is broadcasting Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech performed by the actor Ian McDiarmid. The speech is not going to be delivered whole, but interspersed by ‘’contemporary commentary’’ — a kind of politically approved intermission to prevent viewers from digesting too much undiluted hate speech. But even this edited version has provoked the authoritarian sensibilities of the multiculturalist left. … [Read on]

12th April 2018 31

So we must have military action in Syria because Assad has allegedly gassed his citizens. Therefore, in accordance with universal humanitarian principles, we need to bomb some airbases. Of course, our universal principles of human rights aren’t in practice all that universal. There are some countries which appear to demand from us an overwhelming moral obligation to intervene. We must … [Read on]

Putin: Russia’s Capo di tutti Capi

7th April 2018 25

When I first read that Putin was worth £20 billion, I thought it must be a misprint. Admittedly, £20 million would be on the low side for a Russian dictator, and so £200 million or even £2 billion (property is expensive these days) would seem fitting. But the shameless greed and depravity that would enable someone, by sheer virtue of … [Read on]

Democratic Democracide – One year to Brexit?

7th April 2018 3

With one year to go until Brexit (should it come to pass), the disingenuousness of Remainers – establishment figures such as Adonis, Cable, Blair, Grieve etc – calling for a second referendum is shocking even to embittered cynics. So fanatically intent are they on serving their fundamentalist Europhile religion they are manoeuvring for an anti-democratic coup. Their choice of weapon? Democracy … [Read on]

Trump: The Equaliser

4th April 2018 9

President Trump’s proposed tariffs have attracted almost universal criticism, both in Europe and America, from commentators of all political persuasions and from economists. The spectre of protectionism, the retreat behind tariff walls, and the demise of international free trade looms large and threatens the prosperity of all countries, America included and perhaps America most of all. Such is the stupidity, … [Read on]

Funny foreigners and their crafty voting habits

3rd April 2018 8

The House of Lords several times vetoed an EU demand that elections to Strasbourg in Britain abandon first-past-the-post and instead adopt an electoral system favoured by Brussels, a version of the cleverly-named ‘proportional representation’ (PR) method. Of course the EU got its way in the end. Perhaps Agent Blair threw the hereditary peers out just to put a stop to … [Read on]