The EU’s fear of the English

26th September 2019 3

Frenchmen, Germans, EU officials have insisted for decades that we British are obsessed with our past. I’ve been hearing this for so long it took me years to realise it was the opposite of the truth: projection, as the Freudians say. They are obsessed with their past – and with ours. It was living on the Continent that showed me. … [Read on]

The Fleeing Scotsmen

12th September 2019 10

On Wednesday, September 11th, the BBC and most of Britain’s newspapers gleefully announced that a Scottish court had pronounced that Boris Johnson acted illegally and had misled the monarch in carrying out the routine prorogation of Parliament. Proroguing specifically to run out some business at the end of a parliamentary session was apparently completely acceptable when John Major did it … [Read on]

A Man with no Purpose?

1st August 2019 7

Three years after the June 2016 there are still people beholden to the Brussels gravy train for personal, financial, and (perhaps) ideological reasons. They’re still sabotaging Brexit. Their slurs, smears, and lies still have Britain trussed up in Lilliputian red tape and tied to the eurovillage. For a good slice of the last three years the voice of Tony Blair … [Read on]

The EU: War by other Means

29th November 2018 6

Early-19th-century Prussian general and military theorist Carl von Clausewitz (born in 1780) is famous for saying that “war is the continuation of diplomacy by other means”. Lots of people must have had the matching thought that diplomacy is the continuation of war by other means, but they’re being quiet about that thought at the moment. A time when we have … [Read on]

The Power Game that is the EU

24th September 2018 3

Sometimes one of our old soldiers, who risked his life and gave his youth fighting to defend this country, pops up to explain why the European Union is the imagined future he fought for. Pro-Brussels campaigners glibly make use of them. Eurofederalists exploit those brave combat veterans in the same way they dishonestly quote Churchill’s hope for a union of … [Read on]

Battle of the Blimp Babies

13th July 2018 1

We seem to have lost what used to be England’s resilient sense of fun. A grand event in political theatre is unfolding and being slowly filled with hot air. A giant blimp representing US President Honey Monster aka Donald Trump as a baby in nappies  was launched this morning in the air above London. A rival blimp representing London Mayor … [Read on]

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]

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