A Gove for all Seasons

11th June 2019 2

This talented and versatile man comes in for much undue criticism: currently for maintaining his bid for the Tory leadership after his open, honest and humble admission that he “once” took cocaine. While his huge talents speak for themselves, his marvellous versatility has tended to go unnoticed. Whereas Humpty Dumpty could only manage to believe six impossible things before breakfast, … [Read on]

Is this the Jeremy Corbyn who sat in the House of Commons listening to Xi Jinping, master of China’s concentration camps, address the quislings?

2nd June 2019 11

Jeremy Corbyn, the communist leader of the Labour Party and celebrated anti-semite, is refusing “on principle” – a strange phrase, coming from him – to attend a Buckingham Palace banquet given by the Queen to mark the state visit of President Trump. Corbyn claims the US president had used “racist and misogynist rhetoric.” That’s rather rich, coming from such a … [Read on]

Islamomania

17th May 2019 45

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 8

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]

Scrutophobia

11th April 2019 25

May’s “government” adds censorship to its fool’s repertoire I should declare an interest, for I count Sir Roger as a friend from a day in 1985 when he was in danger of violence from a mob of the lumpen intelligentsia at York University who shouted him down and issued threats to his very existence. His address was about the importance … [Read on]

Mary Seacole: Divide and Rule ?

3rd April 2019 15

Book here for Lecture; Mary Seacole: Myths in the Making of the Nursing Profession. 10th April King’s College. You can end up doing a hell of a lot of harm when you set out to do some good. For example, it was said yesterday that a new £50 note should recognise the contribution made by Britain’s diverse communities by featuring … [Read on]

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