The Mail’s Gerald Ratner moment

If a recent Twitter post by the Daily Telegraph columnist Allison Pearson is correct, Daily Mail executives have been 'busy deleting underline comments rubbishing splash.’ Pearson – a Mail columnist until 2010 – added...

You can’t trample on me, Mrs May

The Telegraph reports that the hapless, helpless and hopeless Mrs May’s latest political insight is that a vote of no confidence in her could stop Brexit. Clearly the Maybot has no sense of irony. She...

A salute to courage beyond the call of duty

If you desire a change from the current depressing news cycle and seek something uplifting, I have just the programme for you. The Netflix original documentary series Medal of Honor records the extraordinary courage...

Inside the Juncker Buncker

Thanks to TCW commenter ‘fred finger’ who directed us to this latest parody of the 2004 film Downfall (Warning: Obscene language.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0GcD2IV_B8

Like him or loathe him, listen to Steve Bannon

The party of Davos was happy to go along with managed decline and it is this same self-serving elite that is the biggest risk to the financial stability of the American working and middle...

Leave families alone, Mammy Sturgeon

Research published this month paints a troubling picture of child protection services in England. A study for the Association of Directors of Children’s Services concludes that rising demands on social workers has left front-line services...

Readers’ comments: An affront to humanity

In response to Kathy Gyngell: Transgender surgery – lobotomy for our times, guestwho2 wrote: On the unfortunate but thankfully rare occasions I have encountered detailed descriptions of the butchery involved it sounds like Dr Frankenstein...

Readers’ comments: The elusive 48

In response to Andrew Cadman: The bell tolls for the hapless Tories, lojolondon wrote: I am finding myself increasingly incredulous about the failure of the 1922 Committee to collect 48 signed letters; is May somehow...

Are the Tory ‘Brexit Rebels’ paper tigers?

So, at long last, something has actually happened. After months of elegantly-phrased, impeccably-modulated but ultimately unfulfilled threats, routinely qualified by such excessively deferential banalities along the lines of ‘Mrs May is an honourable Prime Minister,...

World Trade Deal – an exceedingly good option

There is much written about Brexit manoeuvres at the moment. Will the Protestants defeat the Romans in the long run (if you follow Niall Ferguson’s analogy)? Or has Sir Humphrey Appleby (aka Olly Robbins),...