Selfish or Impeded?

Justice minister Phillip Lee has proclaimed the British too selfish to care for the elderly and argues that people should be looking after elderly parents and grandparents rather than relying on the state, citing the example of Muslims and Hindus as one to follow. (Given that the government usually demands immigrants ‘assimilate’ into British culture, … Continue reading

Spanish Practices

Spain has demonstrated the stupidity and nastiness that characterises the European ruling elite by brutally cracking down on Catalan separatists in scenes reminiscent of third-world dictatorships. Yes, the Catalan independence isn’t constitutional, but that is no reason for violence. The Spanish government could just have ignored the result, just as they might any opinion poll, … Continue reading

Unimpressed

I wasn’t surprised that the AfD did well in the German elections, nor was I that surprised to see ‘anti-fascists’ protesting at their success. Nor can I say I was impressed. Besides the fact that complaining that the democratic process produced the ‘wrong’ result being dangerously close to fascism, once again, the ‘anti-fascists’ demonstrated that … Continue reading

The Death of Liberalism

I originally planned to write this post some time ago, when Tim Farron was forced out as leader of the UK’s Liberal Democrats, but it fits, sadly, as a companion piece to my last one. I could hardly be described as a fan of Tim Farron. He is a Liberal Democrat, after all. But, while, … Continue reading

In Defence of Offence

It’s sad that, after my last post, this one should largely be inspired by a very different and rather unpleasant gathering of people and that, in a sense, it should be a defence of such awful people. Do something! You can’t blame people, though. Whether it’s a van driven by a Wahhabist terrorist or a … Continue reading

Good News Unnoticed

“Imagine if 40,000 Muslims gathered together in the south of England to swear a pledge of allegiance to Isis,” prompts Rina Wolfson in an article in the Jewish Chronicle (4th August, 2017): a media storm would ensue. But, 40,000 Muslims denouncing violence and raising the Union Flag? Not a glimmer, except for this sole reporter, … Continue reading

A new era of anti-semitism

Anti-Semitism is on the rise in the UK and across Europe. Hatred in general ha become more common (witness how Corbyn’s ‘kinder, gentler politics’ has consisted of his supporters abusing not only Tories, especially women and those from minorities, but also female and Jewish Labour MPs, while in Europe anti-Islamic attitudes have become part of … Continue reading

Hope versus Hate

It is reassuring to see the so-called ‘Day of Rage’ largely fizzled out, just a small number of hate-filled losers being angry at everyone. Following the Grenfell fire, it was a joy to behold everyone coming together to help those who had been left homeless – everyone: rich and poor, old and young, black and … Continue reading

A Camden Cock-up

It is disgusting to see how Camden Council has mishandled the fire threat to residents of its high-rise blocks. People learnt of the evacuation via the television news before being told to leave in the middle of the night – in one case, only learning the next morning! Those who have chosen to stay are … Continue reading

Antisemitism, a-okay?

The United Kingdom went to the polls today and, if the exit polls are accurate, it looks as if it may have backfired for Theresa May and that Labour will make gains. Whether it will result in a hung parliament or even a Corbyn government is unclear, but the fact that Labour is making gains … Continue reading