Skin Creams: A whiter shade of racism

26th June 2020 10

The latest manifestation of the collective soul searching induced by the Black Lives Matter movement, which has revealed the Western world to be built on and all whites to be racists, is the move from cosmetics firms to reassess their product lines and marketing strategies. So, we hear from the BBC News website in a report by Lora Jones [https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-53178088] … [Read on]

White lives matter

7th June 2020 12

I confess I had some sympathy for the ‘Black Lives Matter’ protests – the peaceful ones – until I tuned into the evening phone-in on the radio and was subjected to a succession of young white liberals expressing their guilt at ‘white privilege’, their own unconscious racism and microaggressions, and the normally level-headed presenter, terrified of causing offence or committing … [Read on]

Bring out the flags

2nd May 2020 14

We are to have a ‘stay in your front garden’ street party to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday, weather permitting of course. A nice idea given current circumstances and I am strangely enthused. Something different, but also an opportunity to escape from NHS fetish worship and celebrate instead two far greater ideals: (1) England, and (2) … [Read on]

Getting the clap

18th April 2020 9

I read on other conservative websites that the clapping lark is now getting out of hand. It might have been justified first time round, just about, but now we are into North Korean territory. True conservatives, who value liberty, I learn, will not descend to this infantile sheep-like group-thinking sloganizing mind-manipulating Stasi Maoist NHS-worshipping emotive nonsense. Nor will they submit … [Read on]

Eddie Large RIP

3rd April 2020 2

Sad to hear of the passing of comedian Eddie Large, the fat funny one of comedy duo Little and Large, and pleasantly surprised to find two pieces on them in the Telegraph, both affectionate. They weren’t the world’s greatest comedians, but they entertained the ten to fifteen million viewers who tuned in to watch their shows on Saturday nights in … [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]

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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