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

After Paris

  The timid civilized world has found nothing with which to oppose the onslaught of a sudden revival of barefaced barbarity, other than concessions and smiles. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn The intelligentsia in an open society are influential in a way that is sometimes poorly understood. Fashionable opinion makers in a democracy are rarely Machiavellian movers and … Continue reading After Paris