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Current Affairs and comment

The Sick Man of Europe

The Sick Man of Europe By Stuart Millson, moonlighting again Engulfed by 220,000 Covid-19 infections and with a death toll to date of 32,000 souls, the United Kingdom has, in the current pandemic, truly become the “sick man of Europe” … Continue reading

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Cannibal Lecture

Cannibal Lecture Ilana Mercer on reparations Apartheid and the Atlantic slave trade have generated an endless, media-generated pretense of remorse, especially in America and Great Britain. Spectacle aside, the real motive is to define, and therefore control, the past by … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, May 2020

Endnotes, May 2020 In this edition: Bruckner’s Second Symphony, by Stuart Millson Anton Bruckner (1824-96), organist, Wagnerphile and symphonist, has come to represent the pure, almost naive spirit of late-romanticism. From his earliest days in the Catholic church, to the … Continue reading

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Walmart, with Missiles

Walmart, with Missiles Ilana Mercer, in hollowed out America On March 31, the number of Americans dead from Coronavirus stood at 3,900! A mere month on, at the time of writing, 63,801 Americans have perished. American deaths by Covid account … Continue reading

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Kiel Bill

Kiel Bill William Hartley, alone on a wide wide sea The Kiel Canal isn’t popular with ship’s crews, even though it cuts out a long haul around the Jutland Peninsula when entering the Baltic. A German pilot and helmsman come … Continue reading

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Lockdown: a Libertarian Perspective

Lockdown: a Libertarian Perspective by Ilana Mercer The other day I was running up a mountain. Two people were walking down it. I quickly crossed over, so as not to expirate over them. To my surprise, they thanked me profusely. … Continue reading

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Clapped-out

Clapped-out A.R. Kneen, on ‘our’ NHS  Truth matters. So, too, does freedom, privacy, independence and human rights. But truth arguably matters above all of these. NHS workers, including doctors and nurses, work for money. They get paid to do a … Continue reading

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Labour, blasé about Britain

Labour, blasé about Britain Stephen Michael MacLean No one is immune to coronavirus, not even royalty. Clarence House recently announced that Prince Charles had tested positive and was “self-isolating” in Scotland. Queen Elizabeth, meanwhile, was carrying out her official duties at … Continue reading

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Covidiocy

Covidiocy Ilana Mercer on coronavirus conspiracy theories Government is bad enough. There is no need to explain its workings using conjecture and fantasy. The facts about it suffice. In particular, imputing garden variety government evils to conspiracies is based on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the First Easter

Thoughts on the First Easter     by David Ashton Desperate times, desperate measures. A global “Act of God” has significantly impacted on “faith” communities. Churches everywhere are closed to worshippers and communicants, because of another oriental virus. The Pope … Continue reading

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