Jane Kelly; ‘Hail Angelina Jolie, full of dollars, the EU is with you”

22nd May 2016 1

Following Obama’s dire warnings about will happen to the ‘special relationship’ if we leave Europe, Hollywood arrived here this week to reinforce his message. First it was Angelia Jolie, looking increasingly like the Virgin Mary on an Orthodox icon, all ethereal glassy eyes and stricken expression. ‘Isolationism is not strength,’ she warned us. ‘Fragmentation is not the answer. Strength lies in … [Read on]

Theodore Dalrymple; Sell your birthright for 50p

19th May 2016 1

No doubt we all use dubious arguments to defend our cherished ideas but those in the leaflet from the Britain in Europe (The ‘in’ campaign) Ltd. that was pushed through my door today were particularly weak or dishonest. In the first place they were all economistic in nature. There was nothing about the constitutional problems of ‘ever-closer union,’ problems that would … [Read on]

EU Referendum? Its a ‘no brainer’

13th May 2016 7

Despite Brussels’ protestations that the EU Referendum is a once-only offer, if Britain votes ‘out’ the EU will be forced to come cap in hand asking us to reconsider. We are the fifth largest economy in the world and unlike Brussels (23 years trying conclude a trade deal with the US and still trying) we hold an open door both culturally and financially to the entire globe. Without … [Read on]

Race & Faith; The Deafening Silence. Trevor Phillips (Civitas)

10th May 2016 2

Race & Faith. For more than half a millennium, Britain has managed diversity through a process of organic integration, with newcomers and their traditions gradually absorbed into the culture. But in this new age of ‘superdiversity’, with more people of very different backgrounds arriving in greater numbers than ever before, is that enough? [pullquote]“Rome may not yet be in flames, but … [Read on]

The Pleasures of Resentment; Theodore Dalrymple

7th May 2016 5

Is the US Treasury anti-Semitic, anti-Italian, anti-German, anti-Polish, anti-Irish, anti-Catholic, anti- many other groups that could be named, none of whose descendants has ever appeared on an American banknote? Hitherto, those that have appeared have all been old dead white males, such as Washington and Lincoln. This is all to change now: Harriet Tubman, the black abolitionist and suffragist, is … [Read on]

The Foam Flecked Right’s Alternative Guideline on Drink

7th May 2016 1

The UK’s recommended limit for men is now one of the lowest among countries that issue guidance for an appropriate intake of beer, wine and spirits and makes it one of only a handful of countries to issue identical advice for both sexes. The 14-unit figure is based at a level expected to cause an overall lifetime risk of death … [Read on]

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