Charles Brickdale

Charles Brickdale is a libertarian Conservative living in West Yorkshire. He is a teacher in a large inner city comprehensive. An active member of the Conservative Party he writes for the culture and politics blog 'Freedom in a Puritan Age' and is a practising Christian. He has had articles published in the 'Salisbury Review' and on the website of the Manchester Salon.
Charles Brickdale has written 4 posts for Politics on Toast

Britain has become savage and barbarian. Order must be restored.

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This man lost his son because of the barbaric depths Britain has sunk to

Following the riots and some of the aftermath from Berlin cast a perspective that was both troubling and uplifting.

Troubling because the orgiastic delight in wanton destruction on display in London and elsewhere is echoed in the sadistic grins of Nazis tormenting Jews in the photographs in Berlin’s extensive network of Holocaust sites; both, notwithstanding the irony that Hitler’s stormtroopers would have seen themselves as biologically superior to many of 2011’s rioters, remind us of the fragility of our civilisation. Continue reading

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The Philistine, the Fundamentalists and the Feminist

Kelly Brook

Kelly Brook: An unlikely cause of religious debate

Kelly Brook’s “Lynx” adverts have prompted an unlikely debate after two Muslim youths were prosecuted for vandalising one such Lynx advert featuring Brook. Leaping into the debate are the cultural Philistines, fundamentalist Muslims and feminists: But it is the conservative response which is needed, writes Charles Brickdale.

Every now and then an event takes place on the fringes of the news which casts a helpful light on larger issues.

To reverse the message of Pieter Brueghel’s painting of Icarus’ death, Continue reading

We must not let the Left and Islamists exploit the horror in Norway

Anders Breivik

The tragedy wrought by this man is being exploited

The tragedy in Norway which threatens to besmirch the conservative cause. The tragedy must not be used by the Left and its Islamist allies to silence conservative and Christian dissent about multiculturalism and Islamisation, writes Charles Brickdale. 

Among elements of the left and of the self-appointed Muslim leadership throughout Europe and the US a clear trend is emerging in response to Anders Breivik’s massacre of the innocents in Norway. Continue reading

Archbishop Rowan Williams: The Church Militant

Archibishop Rowan Williams

Archibishop Rowan Williams

Archbishop Rowan Williams has not been shy about brandishing his socialist credentials in the press on on the radio. The Church is unlikely to rediscover its purpose and mission with uncomprehending people such as the Archbishop at the helm, writes Charles Brickdale.

The Daily Telegraph recently published a revealing photograph from 1992 of the present Archbishop of Canterbury. It shows the then Bishop of Monmouth, heavily cassocked against the rain, in conversation with a fellow cleric. Both priests are taking a break Continue reading

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