A Party in Disrepute

No more “Zombie Blairites”. No more Carl Sargeant. And no more ‘trite journalism’. Deselection, suicide and rudeness is the legacy of the current Labour Party; a telling and worrying portrait of a party which this blog believes will soon be in power. Of course, foolish ideas, financial illiteracy and general incompetence are one thing. Both … Continue reading A Party in Disrepute

Socialism Strikes Back

This is a non-partisan blog.  A few months ago this blog argued that ‘conservatism isn’t working’. That diagnosis is now clearer than ever. As the Conservative Party struggles to navigate Britain’s exit from the European Union, the Paradise Papers have ensnared its leading donor, Lord Aschroft, while parliamentary sex scandals have humiliated party grandees. Meanwhile, … Continue reading Socialism Strikes Back

We Need to Talk About Kevin

‘Everything in the world is about sex. Except sex, which is about power’. The words of Oscar Wilde, spoken by Kevin Spacey, in the role of Frank Underwood. Dramatic irony dictates that Spacey’s career now lies in ruin after a week of allegations have been made against him, ranging from intimidating behaviour to sexual assault. … Continue reading We Need to Talk About Kevin

Homage to Catalonia

The tension between the local and the national is not a recent development in human affairs. Independence movements throughout history stem from this tension. It led to the Confederacy seceding from the United States of America, the Republic of Ireland breaking away from the United Kingdom, and the United Kingdom voting for Brexit. Despite, or … Continue reading Homage to Catalonia

What Happened? The economy, stupid

In recent weeks former US presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, has been promoting her new book What Happened? In it, Clinton gives her own verdict on her defeat to Donald Trump in 2016 – something which Clinton has since admitted she did not expect. The 2016 presidential election was one of the closest elections in American … Continue reading What Happened? The economy, stupid

Your Country Needs…Someone

British Conservatives see themselves as on-deck captains steering the country through rough seas. They have expertise, they know the route and they are in command. And yet, the comedy of errors which unfolded in Manchester yesterday speaks volumes. The Chancellor of the Exchequer handing the Prime Minister cough sweets on stage; a prankster issuing that … Continue reading Your Country Needs…Someone

Is Donald really WORSE than Kim?

At the centre of the nuclear face-off between North Korea and the United States lies the indomitable egos of its two leading protagonists. Just before the presidential election last year Oxford University released a speculative psychopathy test ranking Donald Trump ahead of Adolf Hitler. Kim Jong-un‘s disregard for human life is self-evident. This is a … Continue reading Is Donald really WORSE than Kim?

Europe: United States of Amnesia

This week in his State of Union address, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, set out his vision for a United States of Europe. For an organisation which has haemorrhaged one of its most important member-states this is an ambitious vision. But with the United Kingdom now out of the Union, Juncker has … Continue reading Europe: United States of Amnesia

The Globalists are the Dreamers

Immigration should not be a dirty word. It is because of mankind’s restless spirit that homo sapiens ventured out of Africa all those years go, that America was discovered, and that man will one day live on another planet. But, it has become a dirty word because of the way that it has been managed … Continue reading The Globalists are the Dreamers

The Great British Class-Off

The Old Etonian Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP for North East Somerset, topped a poll run by ConservativeHome this week for future Conservative Party leaders. Over recent months Mogg has gathered a following on social media amongst young activists seeking to combat the rise of Jeremy Corbyn’s brand of socialism. ConHome, however, is a “safe seat” of … Continue reading The Great British Class-Off