Post-Referendum Racism

Following the EU referendum, there were claims of a sudden surge in racist incidents. Remain campaigners made the inevitable claim that this surge was due to the Leave campaign, as if it had magically caused decent people to transform into racists. Which, of course, is nonsense: there were no more racists the day after the … Continue reading

PR Disaster

With the election over, Britain has effectively chosen the party that wants to move the deckchairs around as the Titanic sinks rather than the party that wanted to drill additional holes in the hull of the sinking ship. The end disaster will be the same, but the nation will stay afloat a little longer this … Continue reading

Representing England

The Scottish independence referendum debacle highlighted the long-running canker at the heart of British politics – the fact that England, despite vastly exceeding the other British nations in population, is relegated to a junior role in which it (rightly) has no say in issues that only affect Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, but the MPs … Continue reading

Back to School…

Recently, mainly thanks to the panic over Muslims allegedly seizing control of state schools, education has become a big issue again in the UK. Leaving aside the specific, and frequently ironic, hysteria surrounding the Islamic ‘Trojan Horse’ allegations, the English educational system is in dire need of reform. A lot of talk, naturally, has been … Continue reading

Dogs versus People

It’s one of those issues that crops up every now and then with depressing regularity… people unleashing bile at canines. Now, there are a lot of idiots with dogs that do allow their animals to be a nuisance or make a mess, and I appreciate not everyone likes dogs, but the arguments given as to … Continue reading

Facilitate Not Nannystate!

My feelings on everything that is wrong with Britain today could be summed up as ‘an obsession with control (a Nanny State approach) that not only fails to facilitate personal choices but actively blocks the individual from advancing’. The State should exist as a servant of the People, providing the services that they require when … Continue reading

Workshy Alert!

Once more the British government is declaring that it will ‘get tough’ on the jobless. By rolling out the exact same six-months of compulsory ‘voluntary’ work that was first trotted out by Tony Blair over a decade ago. Somehow, it seems as if the media – and quite possibly most of their consumers – have … Continue reading

Enter Stage Right, The Star Chamber…

Merry old England was always a land of liberty until an odious new order took power and began to strip away the rights of freeborn Englishmen, allowing such fundamental injustices as secret trials and imprisonment with trial. That sounds like the Tudor period when the Star Chamber ruled supreme over English law and allowed monarchs … Continue reading

Destroy The Poor!

Yesterday, I saw a description of how the benefits changes will work and, I have to say, if I was living on my own, I don’t think I’d be able to survive. Ironically, wealthy people with an eligible disability are going to be entitled to more help than the able-bodied and people with ineligible disabilities. … Continue reading

Are You British?

What does it take to be thrown out of Britain? Too often it seems that if you are a rapist, a child abuser, a murderer, a thief or even a terrorist, the UK will welcome you with open arms. Abuse Britain and its inhabitants as much as you like and nobody will touch you. Yet those … Continue reading