Saturday, January 23, 2021

Masks don’t stop Covid but they do spread fear

FOR ages I'd been walking into supermarkets without wearing a mask. Staff had never asked me to wear one and allowed me to go about...

Laura and James in Chinwag 11

TCW’s Laura Perrins talks with James Delingpole about the tyranny of scientists, conservative lockdown hawks, where it will all end and why James loves...

Shami trots out the F-word

SINCE Shami Chakrabarti was removed as shadow attorney-general last April, the public has largely been spared her pietistic pronouncements. Alas, the monotonous moraliser resurfaced...

Justice? It’s only make-believe

FIVE decades ago, Britain stopped fighting crime and declared war on prisons. Since then, our justice system has sought to divert as many offenders...

Today’s talking point

DOES it look as if the government have already backtracked on their latest insane bribe to pay people £500 to self-isolate, thus pouring another few billion down...

The working-class zeroes

AS well as being a comedy classic, the Four Yorkshiremen sketch has come to encapsulate an intriguing anomaly about class in Britain.   It features a quartet of...

Screens can’t replace schools

SCHOOLS are closed again and the media are focused on free school meals and screens. The Department for Education announces a running total of...

Decline and fall of the dollar – and America itself

THE world’s superpower is slowly unravelling. Political and social divisions are so deep that 57 per cent of Americans believe their country is in...

The Channel – one travel corridor that’s still wide open

I HAVE yet to write this year about the goings-on in the English Channel. It isn’t because the government have miraculously stemmed the flow of...

The Guardian’s dreadful case of Israel Derangement Syndrome

THE leading article is the place where a newspaper will wear its heart on its sleeve. Well, most newspapers. In the case of the Guardian, it...