The Guardian, terrorism and fake news

It’s at this time of year that UK terrorism statistics are published by the government and reported in the media. Readers with longish memories may remember how, three years ago, TCW examined the BBC’s...

‘Bloody difficult’ with her own; easy meat for Brussels

Mrs May told the BBC in an interview reported in the weekend press that she was a ‘bloody difficult woman’ and that this would soon become clear in her negotiations with M Barnier, indicating...

A Brexit divorce bill would be daylight robbery

All the theatrical antics of the European Research Group in recent days may have served the Prime Minister rather well after all. Not only was she able gleefully to tell Nick Robinson how ‘irritated’...

JRM versus Red Kev

Last Tuesday, Class War activist Ian Bone accosted Jacob Rees-Mogg and his family on their London doorstep, ostensibly in an attempt to free their ‘enslaved’ nanny, Veronica Crook. https://twitter.com/radowitzky57/status/1038665651982946304 Filmed alongside what appeared to be two...

Reader’s comment: Trotsky, the Tory remainer

In response to Kathy Gyngell: Marxism is alive and well – and marching under the Tory banner, Nick Muir wrote: Brilliant article and long overdue. In fact any serious scholar will know that the observation...

Reader’s comment: An ex-reader, now

In response to Kathy Gyngell: The Mail’s Brexit ‘suicide’ begins with a vengeance, Steve wrote: I actually cancelled my order for the DM last Saturday before I read this article confirming what I believe was...

Marxism is alive and well – and marching under the Tory banner

The Tory battle begins, so we’re told. Whatever it is – another leadership damp squib by all accounts – it’s certainly not for its soul. It is not a battle for Toryism, high or...

The Mail’s Brexit ‘suicide’ begins with a vengeance

It hasn’t taken long. I am referring to the Daily Mail’s Brexit re-education programme of its readers. We warned of the ramifications of the coup that ditched Paul Dacre in July. John Smith wrote in...

Off The Beaten Tracks: The Axeman Cometh, Part 1

In the early 1970s, young men in slightly damp RAF-surplus greatcoats with long, greasy hair and tragic cases of acne (the youths, not the coats) would gather for debate in smoky pubs nursing pints...

Two whites don’t make a wrong

A senior Scotland Yard officer faces an investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct for using the phrase ‘whiter than white’. Sources said the detective superintendent was addressing colleagues in Scotland Yard's anti-corruption squad...