Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Robert James

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Robert James is a national newspaper journalist.

Boris’s sly sell-out on cutting immigration

I WAS wondering when immigration would enter the General Election campaign. It is abundantly clear that both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn...

Bafta’s lurch to the Left spells curtains for creativity

THERE was a time when the politics of Luvviedom was something the British public could easily look past: one thinks of the eminent Redgraves...

Overheard at Boris and Carrie’s*

SCENE: Boris at his breakfast (a small plate of vegan fare). Ditto Carrie with an even smaller plate. Carrie: Don’t. Boris: Don’t what? Carrie: Just don’t. Don’t...

The BBC’s Nazi series (1): Surprise, surprise – Hitler equals Trump equals Boris

The BBC has begun a series about the rise of the Nazis. To the uninstructed this might seem to be a bit of educating to...

TCW’s summer reads: A barfly on the wall in Soho

Soho in the Eighties by Christopher Howse; Bloomsbury, £20 ‘Look at y’self. Just look at y’self, you great lump. What do you think you f***ing...

The end of civilised life in London is but a bus ride away

WHEN two lesbians were attacked and robbed on a bus in Camden Town by a group of teenagers last month, the incident rightly sparked...

Don’t mention the foreigners, Mr Fawlty

BACK when New Labour were deliberately flooding Britain with immigrants (before the Conservatives took over the task in 2010), I used to study their...

Overheard in the bar after the 1922 Committee meeting*

First Tory MP: She’s got to go. WHEN will she go? Second Tory MP: Soon. Any minute, probably. How did it get this bad? MP1: Dunno....

Captain Mayhab and the great white BRINO

HERMAN Melville’s novel Moby Dick is as penetrating a study of destructive obsession and revenge as you will find in the history of literature....

Baldrick flounces off – but why now?

SIR Tony Robinson, the actor and television personality, has resigned from Labour. He wrote on Twitter: ‘I’ve left the Labour Party after nearly 45...

Exit Sir Roger, pursued by Tory Lefties

ANOTHER squalid milestone in the Conservative Party’s journey Leftwards was reached on Wednesday when Sir Roger Scruton, the philosopher and conservative thinker, was sacked...

We’re at a fork in the road to hell

HOW extraordinary our politicians, senior police officials and media are. Since the stab murders last week of 17-year-old Yousef Makki in Hale Barns, Greater...

The Euro elite are reaping as they sowed

ON Friday the Guardian and other newspapers published an open letter in defence of ‘the idea of Europe’ by a group it described as ‘30...

In C4’s Brexit drama the Remainers are reasonable and the Leavers are loonies. Cripes, didn’t see that one coming!

WHEN the British political, media, legal, academic and arts classes were plunged into their long nervous breakdown on the morning of June 24, 2016,...

A Christmas read: Oh to be in Otterbury

I bought The Otterbury Incident by C Day-Lewis in Kirkdale bookshop in Sydenham, south-east London, in about 1979 (I am delighted to say the...

What would George Orwell make of today’s loony Left?

‘One of the surest signs of Joseph Conrad’s genius is that women dislike his books.’ So wrote George Orwell early in his career. Perhaps we...

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