Mogg faces BBC inquisition – for being a Catholic

Should being a Roman Catholic be a bar to holding high office? This is what Jo Coburn asked Jacob (the only Catholic in the village) Rees-Mogg on the Daily Politics yesterday. It seems that...

Are you open? Everyone else is

Are you open? I’m just wondering because it seems that everyone must be ‘open’ today. If you are open you are a ‘nice person’. You are also probably liberal and tolerant. And modern. Do...

Venezuela is hell. This, you Corbynites, is socialism in action

The current conditions for ordinary people in Venezuela seems an unusual topic of discussion for some Labour politicians and commentators. The human catastrophe in that unfortunate South American country does not resonate with the...

Who’ll be next to top the Victim League?

John Wesley was one of the greatest of Englishmen. His indefatigable travel to bring the gospel to the poorest inspires awe. Over fifty-four years, travelling mostly on horseback, he covered about five thousand miles...

A royal social justice warrior? Oh dear!

For such a glorious Oscar-winning performance, it was no doubt appropriate to fill St George’s Chapel with an equally Oscar-style attendance. The spectacle of Hollywood stars and media personalities, many seated well above the...

Welcome to the feminist hotline. Please hold while we check how important you are

A while ago The Guardian ran this piece about how technology was making the class system far more efficient. The inspiration for it was a depressing afternoon spent at the Marketing Technology show. The worst aspect...

Direct marketing – latest reckless tactic of the abortion industry

It seems that doctors may be increasingly unwilling to carry out abortions, leaving a potential gap in provision. So a goal for abortion activists is to increase the ‘abortion workforce’ by encouraging and training,...

Reader’s comment: Contemptible BBC

In response to Laura Perrins: The Manchester bombing and the unseemly appropriation of others’ grief, Reborn wrote: Just heard BBC World at One re this Islamist atrocity. No mention of the murderers or their motives....

Reader’s comment: Ten commandments (for a start)

In response to Kathy Gyngell: Another think tank about inequality, another case of completely missing the point, CheshireRed wrote: Think Tank checklist for Conservatives: 1. Deliver a clean, proper Brexit. 2. If that means removing Theresa May...

The Manchester bombing and the unseemly appropriation of others’ grief

On May 22, 2017, Salman Abedi carried out a terrorist attack at a pop concert in Manchester, murdering 22 people. The explosion detonated by suicide bomber Abedi tore through Manchester Arena. The victims included an...