Islamomania

17th May 2019 27

At the request of several Muslim institutions, the government intends to strengthen the definition of “Islamophobia” so that in future it will read: “Islamophobia is rooted in racism and is a type of racism that targets expressions of Muslimness.” No it isn’t, and it could never be that. Here we have a fine example of what Wittgenstein described in his … [Read on]

St Brian Epstein: Canonised by the BBC

16th May 2019 6

I don’t normally listen to anything presented by Matthew Parris. I was inoculated against him some years ago. But the other day by accident I came in for the last quarter of an hour of an edition of his programme Great Lives when the subject was Brian Epstein, manager of The Beatles from 1961 until his death from a drugs overdose a few years … [Read on]

Stoned

14th May 2019 2

American Overdose. The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts, Chris MacGreal, Faber & Faber, 2018, £12.99. The doctor at the Wellness Center in West Virginia was receiving $6,800 a day in cash payments alone in return for prescribing a heavy opioid painkiller called OxyContin (generic name oxycodone). The drug’s street name was ‘hillbilly heroin,’ an accurate description of its effect on … [Read on]

Mao’s Long March through today’s Tory Ranks

14th May 2019 9

Written by David Kurten & Niall McCrae In Alice and Wonderland, the Queen believed six impossible things before breakfast. We present just one conjecture, far-fetched at first glance, but based on evidence. The Conservative Party, as frequently observed, is no longer conservative. But it is worse than merely a liberal dilution of its former self. Our belief is that the … [Read on]

Dirty Thoughts

13th May 2019 2

There is no longer anyone pure enough in mind to present the Oscars 2019. Of all the actors in the world none can be trusted to have enough virtue to be worthy of the honour. In December Kevin Hart, an actor and comedian, was invited to do it, he seemed to fit the bill entirely as he is black, but … [Read on]

Whiteness: the Original Sin by Jim Goad. Obnoxious Books, 2018, £10.79 on Amazon.

12th May 2019 7

The West Midlands Fire Brigade demands a score of 70 from white men, but only 60 from everyone else. English Heritage advertises jobs from which white people are explicitly banned from applying. The Government’s £90 million ‘Youth Fund’ will only be made available to young people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds. And so on. In his blistering new book, … [Read on]

Ex Hippocrates

10th May 2019 14

If you live in London you will have seen the adverts on the underground for Babylon’s online GP service, ‘GP at Hand’. It offers what every patient (and government health minister) wants, instant access to a GP. Health Secretary Matt Hancock is an enthusiastic customer along with 40,000 other customers. All you have to do is to pick up your … [Read on]

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