Religion: A virus far deadlier than Corona.

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During the apocalyptic days of the bubonic plague, the desperate masses flocked in droves – not to hospitals and medical experts, but to churches and religious leaders. Each chose superstition over science in a futile belief that ‘God’ was the ultimate vaccine. They wailed like banshees – their hands reaching out to the heavens behind clerical fossils donned in white … [Read on]

Diary of the Chinese Pestilence

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Day 14.         Of the unrepentant Chinese Virus          Monday March 30th 2020 1,228 deaths in the UK so far, 260 on Saturday alone. The big question is, how did we manage before the word ‘vulnerable’ and terms, ‘front line’ and ‘Underlying conditions,’ came into modern parlance? They are now about every second word heard from the BBC. ‘Go on, it’ll do … [Read on]

Do Conservatives have an absolute right to be conservative?

29th March 2020 3

Judging from the debate raging in the conservative media, it is conservative political principles that are being tested unlike any other in the current crisis. Socialists and modern ‘social justice’ liberals have little problem with big government and totalitarian society. But framing the current emergency measures in terms of loss of individual liberty is, I think, not how conservatives ought … [Read on]

Can the Royal Family Read?

29th March 2020 4

Perusing my web browser newsfeeds, my eye was caught by the headline ‘Kate Middleton shows off her incredible book collection’, courtesy of Hello Magazine. Always happy to look at photos of easy-on-the-eye Kate Middleton, I turned to the article curious to discover what treasures had been collected by this somewhat unlikely bibliophile. Given that she had read the history of … [Read on]

Diary of the Chinese Pestilence

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Day 13.    The Wuhan Plague Papers.     Sunday 28th March 2020 Deaths from Covid-19 have reached 1,000 in the UK and doubled to 2,000 in the US in two days. It’s Passion Sunday. First Day of Spring! Clocks forward – was ever an hour so gratefully lost?  I’ve forgotten all about Lent! The whole of life is now some kind of … [Read on]

Coronavirus 2019 is Project Fear version 2.

28th March 2020 14

Project Fear version 2 finally has much of the country afraid, and the British state apparatus is breathing a deep sigh of relief now it at last has Johnson and Cummings if not on the run, then at least on the back foot. A virus which will soon have killed 30,000 people worldwide (the average global death toll from flu … [Read on]

“BoomerRemover”, (referring to people born between 1944 and 1964) is now all over Twitter.

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The Extinction Rebellion movement hit a new low this week when its East Midlands branch printed posters announcing, “Earth is healing. The air and water is clearing. Corona is the cure. Humans are the disease!” Many of its members hold the idea that humanity operates as a cancer on the Earth. If that were not bad enough, the hashtag “BoomerRemover”, (referring to … [Read on]

Covid 19 is not for the beautiful

28th March 2020 2

One of the more irritating developments of the current unpleasantness (as Churchill might have described it) is learning how the beautiful people who write columns in the mainstream media – the Telegraph is the worst – are coping at home and pulling together. I know I should not look at this sort of stuff, but being by nature somewhat perverse, … [Read on]

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