Ukip If You Want To

I’ve just finished watching the BBC documentary Meet the Ukippers. A few thoughts occurred to me. Try as I might, I find it difficult to greet Ukip with the same level of fear and loathing as many of my leftist friends, for whom the party are quite obviously tweed-wearing fascists. Mostly, I feel a bit … Continue reading Ukip If You Want To

Everything is Suspicious if You Squint Hard Enough

  Did you know the Scottish referendum result was fixed? That far from rejecting independence, the Scottish people, who pride themselves on being ‘canny’, are actually the unwitting victims of a diabolical plot by the media and the political establishment to rob them of a beautiful, liberated Scotland? This is what I have just been … Continue reading Everything is Suspicious if You Squint Hard Enough

You Can’t Read This Blog: Reviewing Nick Cohen

 Despite the idiotic sneer that such principles are “fashionable”, it is always the ideas of secularism, libertarianism, internationalism, and solidarity that stand in need of reaffirmation. Christopher Hitchens On 7th December last year, some twenty Muslim men stormed a book launch in Amsterdam and promptly declared a death sentence upon the book’s author. They unfurled … Continue reading You Can’t Read This Blog: Reviewing Nick Cohen

Viva la Revolution: Why We Must Support the Egyptian Protests

To call the revolutionary rumblings currently transfiguring the Arab world ‘unexpected’ is to be both platitudinous and grotesquely understated. It is abundantly clear that Western leaders in particular had neither anticipated the sudden overthrow of the Tunisian regime by popular protest, nor foreseen the current Egyptian uprising. They seem as taken aback and unprepared for … Continue reading Viva la Revolution: Why We Must Support the Egyptian Protests