Category Archives: Politics

This House Cannot Stand…

It is often feared that multiculturalism divides native populations from ethnic minorities, but it is becoming increasingly clear that there is multiculturalism within native populations – and that those populations are truly divided. Across Europe, liberal and left-wing voters have … Continue reading

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On Avoiding Stereotypes…

Manchester police have apologised after a fake suicide bomber taking part in a training exercise shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he made his “attack”. Activists denounced this as an unacceptable display of rank stereotyping. Somehow omitted from media reports was the … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Virtues of Behaving Like an Adult…

It goes without saying that I detest the politics of Jeremy Corbyn and Ken Livingstone, and that my delight in their electoral embarrassment will only be restrained by David Cameron’s success. Having said that, I am tired of the endless … Continue reading

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In Reluctant Defence of Boris Johnson…

Must I defend Boris Johnson? Very well, I must. Once, as an insufferably zealous progressive, I disliked Boris from the left – even contributing to a blog called “Boris Watch” that I, a non-Londoner, somehow felt compelled to pronounce from. … Continue reading

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The Strange Death of Movement Conservatism…

By 1989, William F. Buckley was more of a cold warrior than conservative. Once the Soviet Union had collapsed he found himself short of ideas and energy. Assuming, perhaps, that he should remould the conservative movement for the post-communist age … Continue reading

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Six Things Intelligent People Should Talk About Less…

Do not misunderstand me. The following are not things one should not talk about. These are things that should be talked about in their time and place, yet can monopolise our conversations like a party-goer finishing other people’s jokes. 1. … Continue reading

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Against Liberal Triumphalism…

“Civilisation,” claims Nick Cohen, “Came from the battering that religion took from the Enlightenment.” For liberal triumphalists like Mr Cohen, culture and science sprang into existence around the time that Voltaire first poked fun at faith. Before this, Britain was … Continue reading

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