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A Damascene conversion?

Peter Preston. the Guardian’s ex-editor and current columnist, decided that Amsterdam was just the place for an early Summer break. Perhaps he took the ‘Time Out’ guide with him. Perhaps like many middle-aged men with car-legs (thin, spindly, pale unmuscled…

The honoured dead

Wooton Basset became synonymous with honouring our war dead in two campaigns, whether you thought the wars legal or not there was something very touching about the honour that was given to our fallen, almost quintessentially English in form where…

Stop the bloody wailing

Dominic Lawson in the Sunday Times (£) seems to be accusing Mark Pritchard MP of inconsistency at best or hypocrisy at worst. I have not read Lawson’s article but here’s ConHome’s Lawson quote: “I quote from The Sunday Telegraph of…

One in the eye for Russell T Davis

Dumb Jon exercises his lethal, laser-like conservative analysis this week about the diverse intergalactic world of the creator of the new, all-Frankfurt School Doctor Who. Say what you like about Russell T Davis, but at least his latest effusions are…

The Contempt of the Fourth Estate

If there is a profession I despise more than politicians, it is journalists. More even than ambulance chasing lawyers. Indeed, ambulance chasing lawyers are paragons of virtue when compared with the other two –  they, at least, are trying to…

The sociopaths who walk among us

Jesse – is he mad or right? I think he”s right. Has he overstepped the mark? Not all sociopaths wield knives and knotted cords. Some wear suits, and are exceptionally intelligent and articulate, obsessively driven, and are able to use…

All your house belong me

I have to explain more frequently than one may imagine the meaning of ‘freehold’. In England, only the Sovereign owns land; the rest of us just hold bits of the Sovereign’s land on various terms. Freehold means just that –…

The Problem With Anarchism

Over the past couple of years I have noticed a number of libertarians changing their political outlook and instead of identifying themselves as libertarians they now see themselves as anarchists. The argument tends to run along these lines – the…

First They Came For The Wankers

The government’s first big attempt at web censorship is an attempt to ban pornography from the internet ‘for the kids’. To be precise: Under the scheme to protect children from extreme images, hardcore sites would be automatically banned from ALL…

The price of excellence

Is it racist to think that people who come here from other cultures and lands should do their best to adapt to us and that we should not go out of our way to be other than polite and help…

H&S Fight Back

We are often regaled with health and safety as an excuse for not doing something. Indeed, I have often pointed out that safety legislation is not the reason for this reaction, rather it is the lack of understanding on the…

Value for Money

One of the major differences between public and private companies is their attitude towards money, the private sector will look for ways to keep costs down, will carefully audit its income and outgoings and will look generally at a best…