Jargon-heavy, firepower-light, the army that marches on its mobiles

A very upbeat Mark Lancaster MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, tells us how the British Army is ‘upping its game’. The 21st century division will have more strings to its bow...

Move over Piers, Claire Perry’s an even bigger pain in the neck

Whenever a TV show includes Piers Morgan, his is normally the most annoying on-screen presence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yMVZOEBOhU But during the July 12 edition of BBC’s Question Time, not only did Morgan fail to be the most irksome...

Thought for today: An Eton mess over boys who would be girls

Simon Henderson, headmaster of Eton, discusses what would happen if a boy wishes to identify as a girl. The single-sex school ‘would engage with that individual, engage with their family and work with them to...

Dumb And Gummer: Selwyn’s climate-change claptrap

Stepping into the room at the launch of the Committee on Climate Change’s new Progress Report to Parliament was like walking into a parallel universe. This was the cult of anti-CO2, with its supreme...

The Chronicles of Remainia: Part One, the Lying, the Witch and the Wardrobe

With apologies to C S Lewis The little boy Michael had stumbled out of his parents’ wardrobe into a freezing cold wasteland while Mr and Mrs Gove were out shopping, trying to find some cheap...

Reader’s comment: When has May boosted the Brits?

In response to Patrick Benham-Crosswell: Straight-talking Trump and Putin should get on rather well, Robert wrote: 'Indelicate'? Yes, but usually to those who deserve it, those who, before and, indeed, since he became President, have...

Reader’s comment: The BBC factor

In response to Andrew Cadman: Fear and loathing in Westminster – why the Tories daren’t dump May, Robin Horbury wrote: An alternative perspective is that if the BBC had not worked so hard during the referendum campaign...

Straight-talking Trump and Putin should get on rather well

The iconoclastic President of the United States has had another entertaining week of pointing out naked emperors, to the concern of the NATO and UK establishment (and in spite of the embarrassing demonstrations by...

Fear and loathing in Westminster – why the Tories daren’t dump May

Why don’t the Tories just dump Theresa May? She has provenly lied to the British people that ‘Brexit means Brexit’ when we can all now see that Brexit doesn’t even mean ‘Remain’, but permanent...

BBC Watch: Hardline news – who else is on the hitlist?

Last week in TCW, Craig Byers astutely picked up that the BBC’s use of ‘hardline’ in the EU debate was deeply slanted. The adjective, he spotted, was reserved for those whom the Corporation perceived to...