Snowflakes in Summer

6th August 2021 13

The summer of 2021 may be remembered not so much for great sporting events as for top  athletes deciding to proudly run away. ‘Dina Asher-Smith has pulled out of the Olympics altogether, after failing to make the 100 metres final,’ says a voice from the radio. ‘I’m really proud of everything I’ve done to this point,’ she says. In July … [Read on]

A Diversity of Penalties

13th July 2021 23

The highlight of Sunday’s match probably came in the 88th minute when a ‘streaker’ (actually, a topless man) invaded the pitch and evaded capture by officials for almost a full minute to cheers from the crowd. He showed excellent movement off the ball and rode several attempted tackles with sudden bursts of speed. But viewers at home were left mystified … [Read on]

Football: The Triumph of Diversity

7th July 2021 14

With the England football team’s improbable winning streak against the Ukraine in the European Championship, media talk has turned once again to that elusive phenomenon, Englishness. Pundits in the Independent and Guardian ponder whether the boost to national pride generated by a mixed-race England football team that begins each match by bending the knee – the woke equivalent of the … [Read on]

Why I am joining the English Democrats.

3rd July 2021 13

At the time of the first Scottish referendum, I was an ardent Unionist. Along with many other voters in England, I have now changed my mind. In May this year a Glasgow mob, assisted by the local police, freed two illegal migrants from a prison van, an action that delighted the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon. Meanwhile it appears … [Read on]

The English Democrats

3rd July 2021 11

Key facts about the English DemocratsThe English Democrats, launched in 2002, are the only campaigning English Nationalist Party. We campaigned for a referendum for independence for England; for St George’s Day to be England’s National holiday; for Jerusalem to be England’s National Anthem; to leave the EU properly and fully; for an end to mass immigration; for the Cross of St George to be … [Read on]

The Racism of the Left

30th June 2021 15

Forty years ago, a colleague told me that he did not like black people. I asked him why, and he replied: ‘because they don’t wash’. Now obviously I realised the absurdity of this view. Such generalisations – the hallmark of racism – have nowadays been banished from respectable society. At least, they have on the Right; for a genetic mutation … [Read on]

Ofsted rears a generation of human hyenas

28th June 2021 10

Getting older, the mores of one’s own country can start to look strange, if not inexplicable. Such was the effect of the case of Mandy Copper, a head teacher, as they are now called, at Wimbish School, Essex. She was attacked eighteen times by one pupil, despite her warnings that the un-identified child’s ‘needs’ were too complex for her small … [Read on]

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