Huawei. Boris takes his orders from Whitehall and bottles it

29th January 2020 17

We have been at ‘cyber war’ for years with China, the world’s foremost mass-surveillance state, world-leader in industrial espionage equipped with armies of hackers mounting cyber-attacks on Western corporate and governmental infrastructure systems – and now we plan to hand over them control of our digital communications systems, and further enhance their technological lead. So much for ‘taking back control’. … [Read on]

Why I’ll be cheering on Brexit Day.

29th January 2020 11

‘I voted Leave in 1975 and, having since then read or seen nothing to bring about a change of mind, did so again 2016’ VOTES in general elections and referenda can change history – making nations and perhaps breaking empires. They are not, though, sufficiently powerful to change the convictions of those on the losing side, and neither should they … [Read on]

Give me the old time bakelite phone

29th January 2020 3

I still have my stick shaped telephone land-line. It seems easier to have it sitting there rather than carrying a mobile around which was designed for a man’s hand, and has to be constantly charged. Just before Christmas the trusty old phone rang out and took messages, but no one could phone me. I bought another and set it up. … [Read on]

El Nacion Argentina. Obituary to Roger Scruton

20th January 2020 4

An obituary to Roger Scruton publishes in El Nacion an Argentine newspaper. Written by Mario Vargas Llosa. A Google translation option is available – top right of page The translation engine says he ‘ran’ the Salisbury Review. I think it means he was a subscriber

‘Valiant for Truth.’ Sir Roger Scruton 1944-2020

14th January 2020 15

An appreciation by Merrie Cave Roger Scruton was the first editor of this magazine, started by the 6th Marquess of Salisbury and Diana Spearman. It sprang from the Salisbury Group, a dining club which thought there was too much emphasis on free market economics rather than culture and education in Mrs Thatcher’s new government.  The Group had published pamphlets but … [Read on]

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