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What do the new abortion laws in Northern Ireland, the new mental health sectioning laws, the new local authority disability benefit rules and the £10,000 fine given to Piers Corbyn have in common? Not a lot one would think, but of course they do – they were all passed under new Corona virus legislation without Parliament ever voting on any … [Read on]
The Birmingham stabbings last night saw one man dead and eight others injured, two critically, including a woman who was repeatedly stabbed in the neck. But as we read the BBC report of the incident earlier today, our revulsion at the incident turns to incredulity and disgust at the police reaction. Chief Superintendent Steve Graham reassured us that ‘we are … [Read on]
Luther was condemned at the Diet of Worms in 1521 for his attack on the corruption of the church. But if you thought indulgences, excommunication, burning at the stake, witches and witchfinders, blasphemy, papal bulls, book burning, and the church’s seizure of the common people’s wealth, ended with Luther, think again and watch this amusing video. Subscribe to the quarterly … [Read on]
No sign of armchair anti immigration conservatives in this footage. Leave it to the working classes to go out and fight for our right to be free citizens in our own country. Middle class Tories deserve Priti Patel and the consequences of their cowardly silence over mass immigration Apology. Initial information about this man suggested that he was much older … [Read on]
This article is in the new edition of the Salisbury Review out September 1st. Buy the digital version for as little as £10 a year I sometimes see Vera in the street, a small scurrying person with that slightly distracted look older women sometimes have, as if they might have left a boiling pan on. I met her recently as … [Read on]
While attending the anti-lockdown protest at Trafalgar Square last Saturday, I crossed the road to the Caffe Nero. In a queue I chatted to a pleasant couple in their 60s behind me. When it was my turn, I ordered a double espresso and produced a fiver. The young European guy serving told me that I must pay by card. Now, if … [Read on]
It used to be soothing to drift into Sunday morning listening to BBC Radio 4’s On Your Farm, hearing advice on stock ownership and agricultural practice. Recent issues have included Brexit, the EU Common Agricultural and Fisheries Policy, GM crops, biotechnology, pesticides, animal welfare, organic farming and problems with rural broadband; a good start to a day dominated by The … [Read on]