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

Neither Open Nor Closed

With the recent attack on the Christmas Market in Berlin, there has been, not unreasonably, a lot of discussion about Angela Merkel’s open door policy to immigrants. As ever seems to be the case, irrationality rules as many people surge to the extreme of demanding a complete closure of the borders, while out-of-touch ‘liberals’ claim … Continue reading

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

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

Judgement Day

Well, today is the day that Britain goes to the polls and decides whether it wants to remain in the EU or leave, and if the flooding is anything to go by, it seems we’ve gone with Brexit and the apocalypse predicted by David Cameron is already upon us! Of course, the result remains far … Continue reading

Sovereign Power

As the referendum debate continues to meander on through fear and counter-fear, a new issue has been brought to the fore – the sovereignty of parliament. In part, this is due to a conflation of the sovereignty of Britain and the sovereignty of Parliament, which, while intertwined, are not the same, but it also derives … Continue reading

The Ins and Out of Racism

There has been a furore in the British media over a poster released by Operation Black Vote intended to encourage black and minority ethnic voters to register to vote in the EU referendum. Said poster features an Asian woman sitting serenely opposite a skinhead jabbing his finger towards her on a perfectly-balanced seesaw with the … Continue reading

A Force for Good?

When they aren’t arguing that houses prices will fall and trade nosedive into oblivion, the Stay lobby like to boast about how the EU has held war at bay in Europe for sixty years and World War III will occur if the UK leaves. Now, it’s obvious that, even if the EU was such a … Continue reading

The Evil EU

There’s something peculiar happening to the EU referendum debate: those who advocate remaining seem to hate the EU more than those who want to leave. Many who are calling for ‘Brexit’ have an amiable enough approach to the EU – they don’t hate or fear it, they just don’t think it’s a good fit for … Continue reading

The True Meaning of Brexit

Given its importance to the future of the UK, the debate on the EU referendum has been singularly lacklustre so far, even comical. The problem is that all but the core arguments hinge upon what-ifs. Lacking a crystal ball, nobody can be certain what things will be like should Britain stay or leave (especially as … Continue reading