The resignation of Prime Minister Carrie Johnson

19th December 2021 3

We are now entering the beginning of the struggle to re-enter the EU led by Prime Minister Carrie Johnson. Readers may be forgiven for thinking that Boris is the Prime Minister but Carrie, reared in a Labour family, has emerged as the party leader, without the inconvenience of having to appear in the House of Commons. Her cull of right … [Read on]

Panic or Pandemic ?

18th December 2021 2

Here we go again. NHS risks being overwhelmed: Lockdown, Christmas cancelled.   Most sane people would, I think, agree that lockdowns are counterproductive (though a real plague, like the Black Death, might alter the picture), since the costs vastly outweigh the benefits, that the NHS is not ‘fit for purpose’, and that there should be open honest discussion about alternative … [Read on]

The usual Tory contempt for those who put them in office.

18th December 2021 25

The North Shropshire by-election result illustrates more than the shortcomings of Boris Johnson. It reveals the tragedy of contemporary British politics in miniature. It was never going to be difficult to topple Boris in a by-election in the aftermath of ‘Party Gate’, but the Tory candidate did not help matters. Neil Shastri-Hurst, a barrister-doctor, had been parachuted in from Birmingham. … [Read on]

Facebook killed the Xmas Card

16th December 2021 8

Phone Rings: Me: ‘Hello? Yes. Oh, it’s you. No, I am still alive. I didn’t send you a Christmas card to you this year because I haven’t heard from you in person for six years, not since the family funeral. I sent emails and then I phoned, remember, but you said you were too busy to speak to me, and … [Read on]

With Boris gone it will be back into the EU

10th December 2021 16

A few days ago the Foreign Office was revealed as a corrupt and useless organisation. Senior officials were holidaying as people we have a moral duty towards were dying in Afghanistan, while civil servants refused to come in at weekends or work more than their normal hours. The revelations were so shocking that at one stage it looked as if … [Read on]

How I failed as a do-gooder

10th December 2021 14

During a Zoom group I got a call from the organiser of a mental health charity where I’ve been a volunteer for five years. The quiet voice told me I was banned from going on any more of their group outings. Once a month I received a social calendar listing events which I discussed with someone I have specifically befriended, … [Read on]

Every Bob who wishes to be Betty

5th December 2021 2

I have previously suggested that the dreadful Athena Swan Charter should be put out of its misery. For anyone unaware of what the Athena Swan Charter is about it purports to be a ‘ a framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education’. Belinda Brown has previously exposed the excesses of the Athena … [Read on]

TV has rotted the soul of Britain

3rd December 2021 11

Remember what happened on 6 September 1997? No, of course you don’t, you’re a Salisbury Review reader. It was Princess Diana’s funeral. Cast your mind back. A time of mass hysteria, open sobbing in the streets of London, from English men as well as English women. And what about the bizarre spectacle of mountains of wrapped flowers, left on the … [Read on]

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