Scotland’s Foolish Romanticism

In just under 200 days, Scottish voters will face a referendum on whether or not to leave the United Kingdom. The milestone was marked by ongoing arguments about whether an ...

After the Deluge

Britannia, we proudly and rather wistfully proclaim, rules the waves. Over the last couple of weeks, however, it has seemed that the waves are ruling Britannia. Reading the UK ...

Enoch Powell

Dear Luftwaffe: Come Back! All Is Forgiven!

Has anybody apologized to Enoch Powell yet? The British establishment declared the Conservative MP a nonperson back in 1968 after he warned that unchecked Third World immigration ...

Where Have All the Christians Gone?

Just in time for Christmas, the latest British census shows that since 2001, when 72% of the UK's denizens claimed to be Christians, the quotient has dropped thirteen percentage ...

Jimmy Savile

Jimmy Savile: Emblem of an Age

On New Year's Day 1964, a louche, longhaired Leeds lad presented the first edition of the BBC's Top of the Pops from inside a converted Manchester church. Featured acts included ...

Banksy

Royal Pains

After four days of royalist reverie, the imported Union Jacks are starting to sag"€”drooping disconsolately as the proud people who "€œnever ever shall be slaves"€ shake ...

What the Hell is “€œThe West”€?

Being recently stuck for many hours in an exceedingly narrow space on a plane headed from London to DC, I was desperate enough to grab that garish British tabloid the Daily Mail ...

Abu Qatada

Welfare Fraud: Billions for Zeros

While British troops gallantly and pointlessly put themselves in peril's way in Afghanistan, Iraq, and soon perhaps elsewhere, they must find great comfort knowing that back in ...

Fabrice Muamba

England’s Surrogate Religion

It is sometimes said that football is like a religion to the English. As the legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly once half-joked, football is more important than life or ...

Boris Johnson and David Cameron

A Tale of Two Etonians

They are both Conservative politicians and both Etonians of the same vintage, yet they are almost permanently at odds. Would it not be better for the party to have ...

A Nightmare of Olympic Proportions

The omens were bad from the beginning. The day after the IOC awarded the 2012 Olympics to London and while Mayor Ken Livingstone’s bidding team was celebrating in Singapore, ...

When Chav Mums Go Viral

The most surprising news story in recent weeks was that of Emma West, a young lady of the type sneeringly referred to as “chav” (white working class, not fully trained in ...

Rudi Dutschke

Rotten From the Top Down

Although the phrase is often misattributed to Antonio Gramsci, it was the Marxist creep Rudi Dutschke who famously suggested the political left could ultimately control society ...

England’s Welfare Nomads

I just flew back from England, and boy are my arms tired of the way their middle class sees the world—especially when ours is headed in the same direction. Their media is ...

Prime Minister David Cameron

Making Sense and Nonsense of the Riots

It all started, says Darcus Howe, as  an insurrection of a generation of poor, primarily, black people from the Caribbean and from Africa. Then it raced like a savannah fire ...

The Tournaments of Tottenham

In 1653, the year Cromwell became Lord Protector of England, there appeared the first edition of what would become a classic—Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler. A country then ...


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