James Garry

James Garry is a political writer and commentator. He is the chief editor of Poltics On Toast a political magazine with a right-wing editorial bias. He believes that Britain should return to social, moral and political conservatism and that the changes since the 1960s Cultural Revolution should be undone. He wants out of the European Union and he wants capital punishment visited upon murderers, rapists and drug dealers. He is not a Thatcherite or a free-marketeer. He considers David Cameron and the rest of the Tory brigand to be liberal imposters. His other writings can be found on his personal blog James Garry on Politics in Britain and Hackeryblog
James Garry has written 14 posts for Politics on Toast

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State Rape: It’s not just the Catholic church which has sex abusers

Suzanne Harrison

Suzanne Harrison pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a pupil

The Catholic church has rightfully been criticised for its harbouring paedophiles and protecting them from the law. However, child rape is also happening at an alarming rate in schools, including State schools. Yet it goes under-reported. James Garry asks why?

Suzanne Harrison, aged 38, faces the possibility of a jail sentence for having an affair with a fifteen year old girl. Ms Harrison is a school teacher. The fifteen year old was one of her pupils.

When I read this story in the papers, I got the feeling that over the past Continue reading

Johanna Sällström: Wallander wasn’t the same without her

Johanna Sallstrom

Johanna Sällström

Wallander is one of the most successful televisual outputs from the Nordic countries. Its second series has just finished its run on BBC4. James Garry explains that second series was inadequate compared to the first, because it lacked its tragic star Johanna Sällström.

The second series of Wallander finished its thirteen episode run on BBC4 last Saturday. That is, the Swedish Wallander starring Krister Henriksson (as opposed to the Swedish Wallander starring Rolf Continue reading

A review of the August riots

London Calling

London Calling by Andrew Hamilton-Thomas

The August riots have died out and the streets have returned to calm. Politics On Toast’s contributors came out unanimously in opposition to the rioters. No  sociological thinking was professed, no excuse making: The rioters were to blame. However, there was still contention within the ranks. Here is a review of Politics On Toast’s opinions: 

Claire Porthouse was first to report on the August Riots when they were concentrated in the Tottenham area, immediately following the killing of Mark Duggan. In What The Tottenham Riots Have Shown Us Porthouse argued that the police were right to shoot dead Mark Duggan and that the looters and rioters were in the wrong both legally and morally. With some quarters of the British public liable to uncivilised mayhem, she says that we need a strong police force more than ever. Continue reading

Right of Reply: Capital punishment does not contradict Christian scriptures

crucifixion

The capital execution of christ

The debate about capital punishment continues. James Garry wrote an article in support of the death penalty, while A.P. Schrader issued a rebuttal claiming that capital punishment cannot be justified, especially on Christian grounds. In this piece, Garry replies to Schrader that the scriptures do allow capital punishment.

My debate with Mr Schrader took an interesting Biblical turn, which I want to make the main thrust of this argument. A few things beforehand:

Mr Schrader suggests that capital punishment supporters carry a card Continue reading

Dear Boris, Mayor of Jo’burg

Joburg

Joburg, police fire rubber bullets...

Dear Boris,

I wonder what our friends in the Middle East and the Maghreb are calling the riots that are diffusing through London and now the other cities of the country? The Albion Spring? The Rose Revolutions? Seeing as the English people are so unhappy with their government, would it not be fair to expect the Syrians or the Continue reading

Why I support the reintroduction of the death penalty

A scene from the film about the hangman Albert Pierrepoint.

A scene from the film about the hangman Albert Pierrepoint.

The capital punishment debate is back. If Guido Fawkes can collect 100,000 signatures for an e-petition, politicians will be forced to debate it in Parliament. James Garry puts forward the case in support of its reintroduction.

I support capital punishment and I am pleased to see that, via the endeavours of the blogger Guido Fawkes, the debate has returned to the public forum. Mine is already one of the signatures on the e-petition on capital punishment debated in Parliament – not that I think the Continue reading

Why Britain is selective about The Arab Spring Revolutions

Arab Spring

Arab Spring Revolution

The situation in Syria grows worse as the government massacres its own people during Ramadan. Why is Britain not intervening in Syria’s Arab Spring Revolution when she keenly humiliates herself in Libya? James Garry reports.

I oppose all wars that are not in the national interest and condemn them as a waste of life. The wars that Britain has fought in the last fifteen years – Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya –  leave me perplexed. They are all liberal-interventionist wars. Wars waged by a nation Continue reading

Skunk shops in suburbia: Who said cannabis was illegal?

Cannabis Leaf

The garish cannabis motif

Cannabis smoking is effectively legal. Possession of cannabis is often excuse with a limp “cannabis warning” and it is unashamedly smoked in the open. Yet the cannabis lobby continues to shout the cannabis use is persecuted. With skunk shops opening on suburban streets, James Garry cares to disagree. 

In the nondescript suburbia where I live, there is probably an Acacia Lane. Every suburbia needs an Acacia Lane to lend it a quaint Englishness. I have just checked the map and, indeed, there is a street bearing the name of the acacia. There are also Continue reading

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