The euro delusion – goodbye to the third stupid, utopian idea of the last century

The euro delusion – goodbye to the third stupid, utopian idea of the last century

Little Englanders, xenophobes, eccentric constitutionalists, men of intellectual violence, extremists, Europhobes, even Mosleyites – Eurosceptics been called everything. So if long-standing opponents of the EU are starting to sound a little tedious in their denunciations of “the Guilty Men” who tried to push Britain into the euro, forgive us. But when the entire political class of our continent has got such an important issue so utterly wrong it’s not something that should be brushed aside. And when the establishment has… Read on

Five Things that have changed Britain utterly

Five Things that have changed Britain utterly

Several Sundays ago, two sweet-looking, middle-aged women appeared at our front door in quick succession. The first handed me a colourful brochure promising an end to all suffering and, so long as we stuck by the tenets of her faith, eternal joy. A few minutes later, a second, wearing a red rosette, handed me leaflets promising an end to child poverty, inequality, the gender gap and racial division. Soon after, the failure of the end of the world to materialise… Read on

It is television, not just the people who make it, which has a Left-wing bias

It is television, not just the people who make it, which has a Left-wing bias

Personally I can spot Left-wing bias on the side of a cereal packet, but I doff my cap to Ben Shapiro, the US conservative who has written a new book outlining the secret Left-wing messages that have been “pumped out” by television programmes such as Friends, Sesame Street and Happy Days. According to this paper: Conservative columnist and author Ben Shapiro accused television executives and writers of pushing a liberal agenda in several high profile American television entertainment shows. His… Read on

Imagine a world without America – a terrible prospect

Imagine a world without America – a terrible prospect

Imagine a world in which McDonalds has not been invented. A world without Coca-Cola, Burger King, Gap, MTV, Hollywood blockbusters, hip-hop, Marlboro, cocaine, nuclear weapons, the Iraq War or Sarah Palin. It’s a tempting proposition. Ever since the attacks on the United States almost a decade ago the world’s policeman has become increasingly unpopular, not just in the tough neighbourhoods between Morocco and Pakistan but also in the middle class suburbs of western Europe. Not only is the United States consistently… Read on

YouTube is lowering the bar for idiots

From the Daily Telegraph Jack Carroll is certainly no criminal genius. On Monday the 22-year-old Liverpudlian was convicted of destroying an abandoned Vauxhall with the help of a Warrior armoured vehicle, a crime he would have got away with but for one tiny error. For Carroll performed his stunt, at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire, in full view of a sniggering friend filming him on his mobile phone, and one of them thought it a good idea to… Read on