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
The suburbs surrounding Gotham City are populated with wealthy, well-intentioned, well-educated people who make excuses for the criminals in Gotham City. Christian Walker describes the parallels between Batman and Britain and tells us exactly how the liberal-left created the conditions for the August Riots.
One of my favourite comic books is ‘The Dark Knight Returns’, by Frank Miller. It is considered (one of the) blueprints for much of the grittier, harder-edged comic book adaptions you now see at the Continue reading
A meritocratic society is often lauded as the best sort of society. But it seems too hard for politicians to implement. Until we become truly meritocratic we will get shoddy services and inept bureaucrats. Christopher Wheeler explains.
It looks as though we are not getting away from Rupert Murdoch stories yet. James Garry obeys the old adage “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em”. In this article he accuses Murdoch of destroying the game of football with money.
Last year I promised myself to stop following football. I do not follow football that much as it is. I have not read a newspaper using the Arabic technique (i.e., back-to-front) for many years. I seldom watch football matches on television unless the match promises to elevate itself above mere sport Continue reading
State schools are failing to get their children into Oxbridge. The Left, incorrectly but unsurprisingly, blame this on the class-system. Could it be that state schools are failing their children because they do not have the same culture of success & aspiration? Asks David Vaiani
Recently, the Sutton Trust published a report in which it demonstrated that a total of five schools have, of late, dominated the annual Oxbridge intake. According to the Trust’s figures, Eton, Westminster, St Paul’s Boys & Girls and, perhaps somewhat incongruously, Hills Road Sixth Form College in Cambridge, sent more of their pupils to Oxbridge than 2,000 other schools combined between 2007 and 2009. Continue reading
Two of the most taboo subjects – class and race – are back on the agenda with two new books “Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class” and “The Likes of Us: A Biography of the White Working Class”. Wes Brown, novelist, blogger and political commentator, reviews this new brace of writings on white working class culture.
What do you call a chav in a suit? The accused. Two chavs in a car, no music on, who’s driving? The police. What’s the difference between a chav and a coconut? One’s thick and hairy, the other is a coconut. From salt of the earth to scum on the streets, the white working class are the minority group it’s OK to discriminate against, and, curiously, Continue reading