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Putting Socialism to the test

February 7, 2017 // 40 Comments

Socialism test 1 Reproduced by Antony Nailer, original author unknown. An economics professor at a local college made a statement that he had never failed a single student before, but had recently failed an entire class. That class had insisted that socialism worked and that no one would be poor [...]

Jonathan Arnott MP debates the merits of grammar schools – a report

February 6, 2017 // 23 Comments

“More Grammar Schools will improve educational provision and enhance social mobility” The “blob” was out in their full sneering force on last Friday, as the Harrogate Debating Society deliberated on the benefits or otherwise of Grammar Schools. The complete hegemony of the educational [...]

Back to roots, forward to a blossoming future – Manifesto proposals

February 1, 2017 // 15 Comments

The concluding part of four articles containing suggestions for an eventual renaissance of ideas and culture, a reformist agenda and positive thinking for the people of Britain as the nation resumes its independence.   The underlying intention of these articles has been how to restore [...]

Back to roots, forward to a blossoming future

January 29, 2017 // 6 Comments

This resumes ideas in the previous two articles for an eventual ‘renaissance’, a reformist agenda and positive thinking for the people of Britain as the nation regains its independence. Click for part one and part two. In my view, the real debate is between, on the one hand, personal and [...]

The English Language, is it disappearing?

January 15, 2017 // 5 Comments

I ask this question with my tongue firmly in my cheek of course. The English language is spoken throughout the world. It is very often the second language for most developed countries. There is however a serious point to my title, especially here at home in Great Britain. Information from the NHS [...]

The Lessons of Ulysses

January 13, 2017 // 29 Comments

If people cannot write well, they cannot think well. If they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.  George Orwell.   The Fabians were an upper-class group of intellectuals who had the time and money to spend on portraying themselves as “workers revolutionaries”. Just [...]

A Sickness of the Mind

January 3, 2017 // 27 Comments

2017 is only three days old, but the usual suspects – the regressive Left, be they politicians wearing red or green rosettes, be they here in our country or elsewhere, be they journalists or representatives of NGOs (Non-Government Organisations) – are at it again, or rather, are still [...]

For now we see through a glass, darkly…

January 1, 2017 // 27 Comments

I am looking at a bottle, a dark one. Clan Campbell Pure Malt Whisky Aged 8 Years – declaims the label. But I have started in mid-story. I am selling my mother’s flat in Cannes, on the exclusive Palm Beach peninsular. Less than five minutes walk to four great beaches. Only €320k if anyone [...]

Separate lives

January 1, 2017 // 15 Comments

The run-up to Christmas and the end of the year bring the office party season, and this year was no exception for me. I am currently working a FTSE 250 company, which has its HQ in a wealthy part of south-east England, where it employs a legion of well-paid professional people. At our party this [...]
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