Archive for February, 2015

We are at Putin’s mercy

We are at Putin’s mercy

February 20, 2015 at 3:52 pm 2 comments

Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon put it in a nutshell: “I very much doubt whether the UK could sustain a shooting war against Russia.” Air Commodore Andrew Lambert concurs: “If the Russians turned up the heat, we would struggle badly.” No wonder. Since 2010 HMG has cut £4.7 billionRead More

Fallon’s talk on Putin is tough – and cheap

Fallon’s talk on Putin is tough – and cheap

February 19, 2015 at 6:05 pm 1 comment

Putin poses a ‘real and present danger’ to the Baltic states and therefore to Nato, says the Defence Secretary. Nato, according to him, is getting ready to repel any aggression. The first part of the statement is easy to welcome. The second is hard to believe. The welcome part isRead More

Piers Morgan and anti-Semitism

Piers Morgan and anti-Semitism

February 18, 2015 at 4:11 pm 0 comments

“Jews didn’t desert New York after 9/11 so why on earth does Netanyahu want them to run away now?” asks one of our more objectionable columnists. In other words, he fails to see the difference between flying planes into buildings full of multi-national, multi-cultural and multi-confessional victims, and attacks thatRead More

Lent according to Radio 4

Lent according to Radio 4

February 18, 2015 at 1:09 pm 0 comments

I can manage only so much spiritual exaltation at a quarter to eight in the morning, so that’s why I needed a second cup of tea before listening to Lucy Winkett deliver her oxymoronically titled Thought for the Day. It began with that infantile pedagogical device, so beloved of theRead More

Even Labour’s truths are lies

Even Labour’s truths are lies

February 18, 2015 at 12:11 pm 0 comments

The Bank of America estimated last week that, if a Labour-led coalition takes over in May, our economic growth will screech to a halt and foreign investors will lose confidence. “In a nutshell,” the report concluded, “the UK would look increasingly like France.” Now, considering that France’s growth rate isRead More

The C of E: leftists at prayer

The C of E: leftists at prayer

February 14, 2015 at 2:40 pm 0 comments

Our established Church used to be called the Tory party at prayer. No more. The prayer part of it has been debauched by female priesthood and, to crown it all, episcopate. And as to the Tory bit, the Church is firmly positioning itself on the left of the political spectrum.Read More

The right to choose and the chosen people

The right to choose and the chosen people

February 14, 2015 at 9:21 am 0 comments

From the amount of money now spent on children it would be easy to assume that they are the most wanted and cherished children in Western history; and yet we are money-rich but time-poor, because with both parents in paid employment, much spending is for the sake of convenience andRead More

Europaführer Angie triumphs again – twice

Europaführer Angie triumphs again – twice

February 14, 2015 at 8:53 am 0 comments

Two days ago I wrote a piece whose message was summed up in its title: “There will be no Grexit.” At that time international economists were demonstrating, calculators in hand, that it was economically impossible for Greece to stay in the Eurozone definitely, and in the EU probably. And AngieRead More

Three-parent children, germ-line gene manipulation and designer humans

Three-parent children, germ-line gene manipulation and designer humans

February 3, 2015 at 5:37 pm 0 comments

Today’s vote in Parliament in favour of allowing three parent children makes the UK the first country to cross internationally respected bioethical red lines. It does so first by allowing the creation of human beings using DNA from three human beings and secondly, by opening the door to germ-line geneRead More