Only joking: Spare a thought for Emma and the jet set

PEOPLE criticise the private plane protesters like Bono and Emma Thompson. But we don’t understand the awful conditions they toil under. Bono is forced to move his money into tax havens. (He must miss his babies...

Begum’s case is not about human rights, it’s about protecting us from jihad

FIVE years ago, a boy named Zane Gbangbola died during the Surrey floods. Zane was only seven years old when he succumbed to what his parents suspect was cyanide gas caused by the floodwaters to...

Are you blind, ref! Don’t you know emotional abuse when you see it?

A YOUTH football club has been ordered to pay £3,000 compensation to the family of a boy aged ten who claimed he was the victim of ‘racism’ and ‘emotional abuse’. The heinous crime committed against...

A BBC Brexit drama: Beware, contains Emma Thompson

BBC One will soon screen a new drama serial for which viewers must suspend political disbelief: it dares to presume the UK has actually left the European Union. Years and Years is billed as a...

The Ten Commandments revisited: 8. Do Not Steal

WE continue with Dennis Prager’s elucidation of the best moral code ever invented, a repeat of his masterful series on the Ten Commandments that we ran last year, with the eighth commandment, ‘Do not...

The toppling of Theresa: Day 16

SO May’s not going but is squatting on in Westminster. Under the headline ‘Queen’s Speech plans rile Tories desperate for Theresa May to leave No 10’, the Times reports: ‘Theresa May has told ministers to...

Nigel wows Birmingham – the report the papers didn’t give

DESPITE being staged at only two or three days’ notice, the rally kicking off the new Brexit Party at Birmingham’s International Conference Centre last weekend was a sell-out. The crowd were enthusiastic, cheerful and...

The Lost BBC: Take It From Here

This is another in our series re-running The Lost BBC posts over Easter. ONE of many radio shows which emerged after the war combining the talents of performers who had either served in the forces...

Bishop Barron on the Christian story of Shawshank

TODAY, Good Friday, Bishop Robert Barron explains the religious significance of the 1994 film, The Shawshank Redemption. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sp7Fvia3aMg This was a sleeper hit based on a 1982 Stephen King novel. It tells the story of banker...

Let’s be nice to each other

I’M usually wrong, but I suspect the two main political parties are about to collapse under the weight of their complications. Good. There are aspects of each philosophy I like and I’m hoping that a...