CapX

Don’t listen to actors off stage

CapX

Actors, thought Samuel Johnson, were “no better than creatures set upon tables and joint-stools to make faces and produce laughter, like dancing dogs”. The dyspeptic doctor liked to say things for effect but, on this occasion, he was drawing on a lengthy classical tradition that saw acting as a form of professionalised deceit or moral...

Washington Examiner

The racism of the anti-racists

Washington Examiner

Here’s a shocking story. A student, active in white racial politics, gets cross because he sees a black student filming him. He knocks the smartphone out of the black student’s hand and then posts on Facebook: “I wish I’d actually not been a good law abiding citizen & whupped the black sass out of the...

The Telegraph

Remoaners are determined to find bad news

The Telegraph

Lloyds Bank, we were told on Thursday, was shedding thousands of jobs because Britain had voted to leave the EU. The BBC assumed a direct link between the branch closures and what it called the “Brexit effect”. Sky News was just as certain: “Lloyds to axe 3000 jobs following EU exit vote”. There was just...

The Sun

STICK IT UP YOUR JUNCKER Blue is the colour, passport is the aim, we’re all in it together, winning The Sun’s campaign to ditch those EU passports

The Sun

A RISING Tory minister backs the return of the British blue passport, boosting The Sun’s campaign. Andrew Percy, made Northern Powerhouse minister by Theresa May last month, wants “un-British” red travel documents to be axed. Tory minister Andrew Percy also wants ‘un-British’ red travel documents to be axed Last year he said: “Many people would...

AECR

The Schengen tragedy of the common

AECR

Schengen is failing. The EU’s flagship policy that allowed for the free-movement of people within the EU’s borders is unravelling at the seams. When Angela Merkel announced that Germany would welcome all that sought refuge at its border in September 2015, the move was celebrated as a sign of Germany’s progressive leadership. Today, the reality...