Labour Has a Problem With Facts.

Last month the Labour MP Sarah Champion did something that British liberalism used to do best: she spoke out. In an article for The Sun, Champion claimed that ‘British Pakistani men are raping and exploiting white girls’ by citing an independent report (confirmed by a government report) which connected 1,400 child sexual exploitation cases in … Continue reading Labour Has a Problem With Facts.

The Macron Delusion

It was reported this week that the new French President, Emmanuel Macron, spent 26,000 Euros on makeup during his first three months in office. This is concrete evidence of a political culture in the West which values the superficial - and that is why the modern phenomenon of “Fake News” is so un-surprising. People see … Continue reading The Macron Delusion

Enemy at the Gates

Babylon was conquered by the Persians; Rome was conquered by the Goths; Communism was conquered by Capitalism. All empires fall. All civilising projects come to an end. As our statues fall one-by-one the world over, the civilising mission ushered in by the Renaissance and the Enlightenment enters its final hour. The old guard, armed with … Continue reading Enemy at the Gates

Good Morning Britain

During the EU Referendum Campaign the Chancellor George Osborne accused the Leave side of promising a ‘make-believe land of milk and honey’ outside the European Union. A year later and Britain is still to find the milk and honey route. Brexit still means relatively little while negotiations with Europe are ongoing and still fruitless. But, … Continue reading Good Morning Britain

Dunkirk and Nostalgia

It’s 1940 and the Allied forces are on the brink of collapse. More precisely, hundreds of thousands of young men, most of them belonging to the British Expeditionary Force, are stranded on the beaches at Dunkirk. Their strategy is dead in the water and their only thought is survival. Only luck can save them, and … Continue reading Dunkirk and Nostalgia

Only Fools and Horses

The BBC was cloaked in controversy this week after the salaries of its presenters paid £150,000 or more were made public. Not only were the sums a shock for their amount (they reach up to £2.2 million), but also because they revealed the disparity between the rates at which female and male presenters were paid. … Continue reading Only Fools and Horses

Millenials believe they will inherit the earth

A theatre company in London recently published a letter in which they openly questioned whether so-called millenials know anything about “the real world”. The answer, of course, is no. But it matters to understand why. Millenials are those who were born in the 1980s and 1990s. The term therefore denotes the proximity of this generation’s … Continue reading Millenials believe they will inherit the earth

Brexit Must Happen

The point about free trade is that it’s free. No strings attached. I sell you what I have and you sell me what you have. Everybody wins. No tariffs. No political obligations. No conflict of interest. The European Union is wholly opposed to this. No one denies that Brexit is a risk and it will … Continue reading Brexit Must Happen

Repeal, Reuse, Recycle

Everything is about Brexit, except Brexit, which is about power. That much was clear from the Leave Campaign’s key message in 2016: Take Back Control. What the Great Repeal Bill (published today) demonstrates is that taking back control is far more difficult than the slogan suggests. Ever since Britain joined the European Union the UK … Continue reading Repeal, Reuse, Recycle

It’s Time to Welcome King Donald

While the President of the United States sips on Diet Coke and enjoys as many scoops of ice cream as he likes, his guests are only allowed water and one scoop each. This is a penetrating insight into the current leader of the free world and tells us a lot about him. One psychologist concluded … Continue reading It’s Time to Welcome King Donald