Today’s hot topic: Should we still give peas a chance?

FOR years, a bag of frozen peas has been the layman’s immediate antidote to a sprain or swelling. Press it on the affected area and the relief is numbing but nice. Now I know some...

Poles apart … the war of city versus State

I GAVE up reading Roger Boyes many years ago. His banal analyses of Middle Eastern politics sounded like they were dictated by MI6 or the State Department. However, I chanced across an article of...

How Ulster can rise again from the Tories’ betrayal

DEMOGRAPHY, as the saying goes, is destiny. Sadly, Ulster is not ‘as British as Finchley’ as Margaret Thatcher once claimed, and gets less so every passing year. The demographic trajectory is very clear: The once...

Lies, damned lies and politicians

FEBRUARY 2020. It is a cold Saturday morning. Thousands rub their hands together against the chilly morning air. Some take sips from tea and coffee, the steam dissipating with their sharp intakes of breath. There...

The Midweek Hymn: Jerusalem the Golden

THIS hymn originated in the 12th century when a French Benedictine monk known as Bernard of Cluny (who apparently had English parents) wrote De contemptu mundi (On Contempt for the World), a 3,000-line poem...

Polar bear expert frozen out for telling the truth

THIS summer Dr Susan Crockford, one of the world's leading experts on polar bears, lost her status as Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada (UVic), a position she had...

Brexit or not, there’ll be no curb on migrants

IN response to Kathy Gyngell: Bursting at the seams, but UK’s population explosion continues, PierrePendre wrote: THE fact that these statistics were ignored by the media, almost certainly because they were politically inconvenient, shows that all...

Readers’ comments: Calm and clinical, the Farage escape strategy

In response to Melanie Phillips, Farage’s only ambition is to get us out of this stinking deal: JewishKuffar wrote: I WAS at the Brexit Party rally last Friday where Farage’s speech was filmed. We had some great...

Bursting at the seams, but UK’s population explosion continues

The population of the UK is projected to increase by 3million (4.5 per cent) in the next decade, from an estimated 66.4million in mid-2018 to 69.4million in mid-2028. This is official. It was revealed...

Candace Owens – the breath of fresh air we need over here

WE introduced Candace Owens, the black American conservative commentator, to readers a few weeks ago.  She's become a household name in the USA in recent years, known in conservative circles for her pro-Trump commentary and...