Common Purpose – more evidence

As if we needed any more evidence that Common Purpose is part of the many-headed hydra which is steadily working against the citizen and the nation, this below might help dispel any doubt. Why should you care? The vast majority…

Back to Basics

When I were a lad life was a bit more simpler, particularly when it came to education. You learned to read and write, do maths and basic sums in your head and as you moved on in the system picked…

Dissociative MPs whine for sympathy

As a student I experienced the world of hard graft. It was bearable only because it was temporary, students paid no income tax in those days for some reason, and it earned me more cash than I had ever imagined.…

Where do we go from here?

“It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.” Winston Churchill That famous comment is both very true and not very comforting. We live under a sytem of government…

The Rise Of Right Wing Art..?

David Hare on….well, I’m not quite sure what, to be honest: Of course, you must expect it: in rightwing times, rightwing art flourishes. Have I missed something? Do we get any examples of this ‘rightwing art’? In the London theatre,…

New York, New York

Brendan O’Neill laments the spirit of New York as it is strangled by the health puritans in the mayor’s office. He makes an observation that is flawed. It is flawed because language has become so corrupted that words no longer mean what…

Darwin and the Arts

Andrew Motion today joins the ranks of the luvvies in a plea for more bread and circuses in the face, as he would have it,  of savage and philistine government cuts to the arts. Motion and the arts lobby paint…