Not the Crime they Claimed

After the EU referendum vote, there was a surge of accusations that Leave voters were racists. Strangely, at the time, I saw virtually nothing Leave-related that could be called racist, while Remainers were warning of the ‘brown tide’ that would overwhelm Britain if we left the EU and abusing anyone who supported the Leave campaign. … 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

Brexit!

If you’ve been following my recent posts, you won’t be surprised to learn that I’m delighted that Britain has, narrowly, voted for Brexit. The vote kept me up all night, watching at first with trepidation, then with elation as the Leave total climbed ahead of Remain. The first step towards the reformation of Britain has … Continue reading

Stoking The Fires of Hatred

Recent events in Cologne have only served to exacerbate the febrile atmosphere enveloping Germany and much of Germany. We can only be grateful that Britain remains fairly calm and level-headed in comparison. Not that anyone in authority is doing much to maintain the calm. Now, I must admit that if there’s one thing about modern … Continue reading

The Horror of Free Speech

With the way people react to it these days, a costume depicting free speech would be perfect for Hallowe’en. If you are one of those people who cannot experience an opinion without a fit of the vapours, you might wish to stop reading now. There are two freedoms without which there can be no freedom … Continue reading

To Vent or To Act?

Please excuse me one moment, I am afraid I am going to indulge in a little hypocrisy. Well, not that hypocritical, as you will see, but a little nonetheless! If there is one thing that really, really annoys me, it’s when people post comments in which they whinge and moan but offer no solutions. I … Continue reading