When it comes to climate-change taxes, the world wears a yellow vest

French President Emmanuel Macron argued that green taxes were needed to curb climate change by weaning motorists off petroleum products. However his latest increase in carbon taxes to reduce CO2 emissions proved a directive...

Reader’s comment: In nappies aged six

In response to Jason Reed: Teacher shouts at naughty pupils. Good for him, A spy called April wrote: I had lunch with an old friend who is a TA in a school which is in...

Readers’ comments: No pain, no pity, no remorse

In response to Laura Perrins: She is the Terminator. She will win, paul parmenter wrote: Is it not said that cockroaches are the only creatures that could survive a nuclear holocaust? Is that the line you are...

Has mendacious May been colluding with the EU all along?

TURKEY Tory MPs voting for redundancy; Blairite Remainer MPs opting to be governed by the EU regulation machine. The game’s afoot, and the brilliant May whipping machine has already got an advantage by holding...

She is the Terminator. She will win

OK people, I’m going to keep this quick and I’m going to keep this simple. You believe the no confidence vote in Prime Minister Theresa May taking place later makes this Judgment Day. You...

Unelected, unqualified, unresisted – the man who would be our Emperor

WE are all aware of the desperate anti-democratic efforts to overturn the legitimate People’s Vote of 2016 to leave the EU: witness the oh-so-conveniently judgement from the European court that Article 50 may be...

The reprehensible in pursuit of the indefensible

The only mystery in the Brexit omnishambles being presided over by Theresa May is that she is still – at the time of writing – the occupant of Number 10. After a catalogue of...

Teacher shouts at naughty pupils. Good for him

I WAS startled by an article in a local newspaper last week concerning the secondary school I attended. A former teacher of mine had been secretly taped giving his class a telling-off and the...

Heading: A carol a day: God rest you merry, gentlemen

AT the start of Charles Dickens’s 1843 A Christmas Carol, we see Ebenezer Scrooge in his counting house on Christmas Eve. His nephew calls to ask him to lunch the next day but is...

Time for a People’s Vote – should Gary Lineker be recycled?

To quote the Leicester Laureate, Gary Lineker: ‘I think it’s very rare in life that you get to use the benefit of hindsight.’ This surely is a sentiment with which BBC bosses, who must wonder...