The Brexit revolution should remind us all why we are conservatives

A week is a long time in politics, as they say, and my gosh what we’ve managed to fit into the last two. The continuing political earthquakes and aftershocks have demonstrated in a rather practical manner the meaning behind that well worn phrase, that a lot can happen in seven days because the nature of politics – power – is about…

The enemies of democracy are circling

I wrote immediately before this referendum that, whatever the result, the best thing about it was it had finally emboldened large swathes of the Left and the establishment to go public about something we had always suspected – their contempt for democracy and their loathing of the working class. However, even having written that only four days ago,…

Lefty Remainiacs seek refuge in independent nation with no NHS

When writing the lyrics to the Manic Street Preachers’ melancholic hit anthem Australia, following bandmate Richie Edwards’ disappearance in 1995, bassist Nicky Wire said he was thinking of the furthest place possible from his native Wales in order to escape the pain and shock of losing his best friend. Australia thus became an almost mythical dreamland in Wire’s mind,…

This referendum has exposed our elites’ contempt for democracy

I’ve been getting horrible déjà vu these last few weeks. The moment I’ve spent almost ten years of my life waiting for is upon me…and I can’t wait for the godforsaken thing to be over with. The last time I found myself balls deep in a debate as ugly and ridiculous in equal measure as this, a debate which…

This government is looking more like Ted Heath’s every day

This week Conservatives for Liberty held a joint event with the recently-resurrected Selsdon Group, in which 1922 Committee chairman Graham Brady MP kindly agreed to be the speaker. It’s not the first event we’ve held with the group, given when it comes to economic matters, we’re very much of the same mind. Founded by Nicholas Ridley (uncle…

Trump and Sanders? I blame the Prussians

“If the immigrants were Germans or Russians, their colour would be approximately the same as ours, but the problems which would be created and the change which would be brought about by a large introduction of a bloc of Germans or Russians into five areas of our country would be as serious – and in…

Is Trump the end of the Great Republic?

Before her death in 1996, we’re led to believe, a blind old bat in Bulgaria known as Baba Vanga predicted the 44th President of the United States would be a black man – but that he would also be the last. It’s advisable to take these things with a fairly large helping of salt, of course, not…

Mio Dio! Italian antidote to attack of the clones

ITALIAN food has become such a familiar presence in the nation’s kitchens, high streets and shopping centres it’s no mean feat to establish something fresh which brings new flavour to the cuisine. Whether it’s Carluccio’s, ASK, or the local independent with the statue of a stereotypical Italian chef that’s been there since 1973, Italian is…

The world’s most expensive bluff

Mao Zedong once described nuclear weapons as a paper tiger; a weapon which appeared threatening but, being made of pulped trees, offered nothing more menacing than a nasty paper cut. Given that the cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima had been all but wiped off the map only about a year before this statement was made, it…

Did Diane Abbott just call the White Cliffs of Dover racist?

Any Diane Abbott is too much Diane Abbott. We all know this. And, in the last week, we’ve all been served the mental image of far more Diane Abbott then we would ever wish upon even our greatest enemy. Unless that enemy happens to be Jeremy Corbyn, of course. But, in many ways, £300k Abbott is very much the gift…

Why did Europe not ‘demarxify’ after the Berlin Wall fell?

What in God’s name was the Cold War for? We were told for decades, most eloquently by Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, that this was a fight for freedom against tyranny; a West in which free speech and the sanctity of the individual were honoured, and an East in which they were crushed under the…