Tag: impact of Progressivism

Speculating To Accumulate..?

Or just more woeful handling of public money, mixed with a little soupcon of identity politics? A controversial plan to scrap the free parking enjoyed by more than 10,000 Blue Badge holders in the New Forest is today at the…

Oh Dear, How Sad, Too Bad…

Immigrants attempting to gain residency in Blackburn have said a new citizenship test for foreign nationals will not equip them for life in the UK. The Life in the UK exam focuses on British history, with no requirement to know…

The Problem With ‘White Flight’…

…is that sooner or later, you find your back against the cliff. Sometimes literally: The council wants to build 1,200 homes across the borough and is promising a mix of council homes and first time buyer schemes, but residents say…

‘Profits’ – The Original Dirty Word

Tireless #firstworldproblems finder SE Smith gripes about the ‘commodification’ of breast cancer awareness campaigns: …groups like Breast Cancer Action are having to fight cancer on two fronts: battling for patients, as well as fighting the rise of pinkification. The group…

Libraries: Suddenly, Icons Of The Left?

Lynsey Hanley (again) missing the point: When Zadie Smith defends public libraries, you know that it’s not because it is fashionable to do so: it’s because, in her estimation, she owes her life to them. Really? According to popular music,…