Brexit is not leaving

5th December 2019 8

This Thursday Boris expects you to give him the parliamentary majority he needs to GET BREXIT DONE.  Of course, we all know that his ‘oven-ready’ deal is merely a reheat of Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement, which Boris had denounced as a dog’s breakfast. There is so much wrong with this treaty, but one of my favourite clauses is that a … [Read on]

The Abolition of Britain

3rd December 2019 12

One of the oddest things about Brexit since the mid-2016’s is how careful everyone has been not to say ‘traitor’ or ‘quisling’ to some Britons who argue that a foreign power’s interests need protecting against ignorant, nationalistic British demands. The T word, ‘treason’, is also absent, as if it was extremist to even think it. To be fair, there are … [Read on]

Clive James RIP. An appreciation

28th November 2019 7

Salisbury Review – Spring 2011 Malcolm Muggeridge once dismissed Clive James’ appetite for culture with the quip: “He seeks it here, he seeks it there, he seeks it everywhere.” The inference being that ‘Australian intellectual’ constitutes an oxymoron, and Clive James learning Russian (not to mention Spanish, Italian, German, French, Polish, Japanese and the rest) in order to read non-English … [Read on]

No restrooms for the “wicked”?

23rd November 2019 13

When I was fourteen years old, I had a Saturday job at a newsagents. Every week, a lecherous, greasy, fat guy used to come in and buy four ‘girlie’ magazines. He would bring them over to the till and the lean right over the counter with his eyes practically in my boobs and his hands ready to grope. I had … [Read on]

Management Rot in Our Prisons

21st November 2019 7

Periodically senior people in government departments get concerned about leadership. The Prison Service (known today as HM Prison and Probation Service) is a good example. Leadership as an issue rears up every few years, receives some attention then fades into the background. Given recent television exposure of what goes on in our prisons, leadership would seem to have become a … [Read on]

Somewhere over the LGBT rainbow……

20th November 2019 17

The editors of the British Dental Journal should watch their back after publishing a letter by S Worthington, who rather dissents from the progressive agenda: – ‘Sir, I have been asked to consider wearing a rainbow lanyard at work to send a clear message of support to the LGBT+ community…I became concerned about the potential distress to other patient groups … [Read on]

The Unspeakable in pursuit of the Prince

20th November 2019 33

Take a look at ‘that’ photo of Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre the seventeen-year-old girl with whom he might have slept. What do you see? You see a handsome young man and an ecstatically glowing young woman.  The girl is grinning from cheek to cheek and looks absolutely delighted that a member of the British Royal family is with her. … [Read on]

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