I seem to find social pathology everywhere I look, even in Winchester. Perhaps it is ubiquitous or perhaps it is me: one tends, after all, to see what one is disposed to remark. We were staying overnight in Winchester, my wife and I, to catch the ferry next day from Portsmouth to Caen. We went for a walk, Winchester still … [Read on]
Islam is a religion of peace, OK, that’s what we are told. It has nothing to do with beheadings in the desert, murders in Paris or the downing of planes. Peston on Sunday last night, 12th June, lined up people to discuss the most recent massacre in Orlando, Texas, the worst shooting in modern US history, and they hardly mentioned … [Read on]
It is 3.am on the night of the European Referendum. In a bunker dug deep below a banana straightening factory in East Prussia Hitler learns that exit polls show the ungrateful British, who like curved bananas, are going to leave Europe.
We are delighted to learn that Roger Scruton, the founding editor of The Salisbury Review, has been honoured with a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. ‘Roger Scruton was the Editor for the first eighteen years. During the eighties The Review became known in underground circles in Eastern Europe and a regular column gave dissidents behind the wire the opportunity … [Read on]
The EU and the US are conducting secret negotiations – in which the European Parliament will have no say – to allow US and European companies to sue national governments if they allow state run organisations such as the NHS to interfere with their profits. This means that if a US company tenders to take over an NHS hospital and can show … [Read on]
I see from the St George’s flags fluttering from the side-windows of cars that it is football-time again – yet again. Apparently it is to last several weeks, though probably not for England who are not usually very good and can be relied upon to put in a poor performance and exit at the early stages of any competition.Moreover, the … [Read on]
In last night’s TV debate Nicola Sturgeon said of EU migrants “they actually pay in more than they take out.” This is an oft repeated assertion by Remainers that no-one so far as I know has ever questioned. It is based on a 2014 study by some economists at University College, London. They found that EU migrants made a net … [Read on]
Some years ago I interviewed a Bulgarian survivor of State Security, Georgi Saraivanov. He spent nine years in prison, beginning in 1953. Altogether, he was kept in chains for seven months awaiting execution. He said the pain from being chained was beyond description. (His sentence was eventually commuted to 20 years’ imprisonment.) He told me he still kept those chains dangling … [Read on]