The next Tory leader will be no messiah – just a mess

BORIS Johnson has triumphed in the first round of the Conservative Party’s process to find our next Prime Minister. The media tell us that he is the darling of the membership to the point...

Hung, drawn and quartered on the internet

WHY any supporter of President Trump would have ventured into the midst of the demonstrations in Parliament Square is inexplicable, especially since the demonstrators would include an over-representation of the most odious kind of...

Reader’s comment: A true conservative leader? Not a chance

In response to Bruce Newsome: What chance of a true conservative leading the Tories? 39 Pontiac Dream wrote: What chance? No chance. Johnson made all the right noises in his leadership pitch the other day but then...

Reader’s comment: Our CO2 death wish

In response to Andrew Montfort: The cost of this net zero madness? Even a trillion is an underestimate, The 17.4m wrote: We produce less than 2 per cent of the total world output of CO2 and...

Readers’ comments: Our CO2 death wish

Jonathan Tedd wrote: When I read about how renewables will save mankind I watch the video time lapse of the assembly of the world's largest Diesel engine. It's used to power container ships. I thank...

Readers’ comments: A monumental trap

In response to The Conservative Woman: The new PM’s guide to the best Brexit, PierrePendre wrote: Martin Howe's paper should be read and understood in the light of the one fact that overrides all others, which...

The new PM’s guide to the best Brexit

This article, 'Avoiding the trap of the Withdrawal Agreement – the way ahead for the new Prime Minister’, by Martin Howe QC, Richard Aikens and Dr T D Grant was first published on Briefings...

The cost of this net zero madness? Even a trillion is an underestimate

THE £1trillion figure is propaganda, not analysis; you can pluck any number you want.’ So said Adair Turner, the former head of the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), according to the Telegraph on Wednesday.  Turner...

Why did this vicious ‘joke’ not get Jo Brand banned?

SOME years ago the comedian Ricky Gervais said he didn’t think there was anything off-limits as regards making jokes. ‘I just think it depends what the joke is. Comedy comes from either a good...

Sign of the times

Spotted yesterday outside W J Castle butcher’s shop in Northleach, Gloucestershire.