Grooming Gangs: The Shameful Reality that Awaits after Covid-19

30th April 2020 43

When Sajid Javid commissioned a study on grooming gangs in 2018, many of us reclined back on our chairs and rejoiced – “finally!”. It felt like a stuffy prep school headmaster came in and shouted “f*ck it” during assembly. People not merely wanted but needed to understand the motivation behind these barbaric acts. But last week, Boris Johnson’s government deprived us … [Read on]

Will only a wealth tax of 86% above £60,000 save the NHS ?

26th April 2020 19

A whiff of unrest is emerging in Norwich. When the opportunity to escape state inflicted confinement presents itself, I take a brisk morning walk around the city’s quaint riverside pathways and underpasses. One morning I stumble across a rather curious bit of graffiti written in white chalk. “Tax the Rich Fund the NHS” it reads. Two minutes later, I encounter another, and … [Read on]

Feast of St Mark

25th April 2020 6

St Mark’s gospel was the first of the four to be written. Why do we think this? Because the whole of the gospel of Mark is reproduced in the gospel of Matthew and half of it in Luke. We know only a little about St Mark: that he was a companion of St Paul on one of the missionary journeys, … [Read on]

The Soviet Republic of Great Britain

22nd April 2020 1

Old Soviet Joke “The difference between communism and capitalism is that under capitalism you are paid to work, under communism you are paid not to.“ Yesterday HMRC started to pay workers to stay at home, for how long ? Covid 19 has turned out to be Labour’s most effective electoral agent ever. Subscribe to the quarterly print magazine Subscribe to … [Read on]

Let them dress in PPE

21st April 2020 3

The Personal Protective Equipment crisis and the desperate lack of other critical hospital equipment highlights our need for a greater global industrial independence. As the national demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) heightens, our reliance on countries such as China for trade is brought into sharp perspective.  On Sunday evening, The Guardian reported that a ‘vital shipment of protective equipment, including … [Read on]

Getting the clap

18th April 2020 9

I read on other conservative websites that the clapping lark is now getting out of hand. It might have been justified first time round, just about, but now we are into North Korean territory. True conservatives, who value liberty, I learn, will not descend to this infantile sheep-like group-thinking sloganizing mind-manipulating Stasi Maoist NHS-worshipping emotive nonsense. Nor will they submit … [Read on]

The Virological Consequences of Shopping

17th April 2020 4

So, you thought you could go on a weekend trip to the Seychelles last year celebrating Saffron’s GCE results and not find the equivalent of the Wuhan virological laboratory in a street near you? I know you need that Chelsea Tractor to shop in Waitrose and as soon as this crisis is over you will be taking a trip to … [Read on]

Covid 19: the Brussels friendly virus

16th April 2020 5

Author Will Podmore Has Covid-19 infected the Brexit process? For the diehard Remainers, it has become the excuse they have been looking for. The government should extend the Brexit deadline “if necessary”, says Keir Starmer – already revealing himself as a master of the snide insinuation – clearly hinting that in his opinion it will be necessary. And like a … [Read on]

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