Arts

Goodbye Mr Flicks

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Why would you go to the cinema these days? In my case I’m becoming less interested in films as I get older anyway. Art films become more and more boring as the intelligentsia becomes increasingly conformist. Most blockbuster films have little interest for me, and I don’t usually like superhero films. In fact, the main […]

Culture

Fancy that

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If this guy clings on we’ll know there are different rules for the Democrats. When I was at University, people – including people who become prominent and respected members of the community – would dress up as all sorts of things. It was all tongue-in-cheek. If someone put on blackface the black guys would think […]

Brexit

Bad headlines

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The Telegraph’s view: When they have stopped arguing about Brexit, politicians must focus on boosting productivity No, they must focus on ending PC culture. That, more than anything else, will kill the country. Also the Telegraph: Owen Paterson adds name to rebel list The Tory Brexiteers are not the rebels. May and the Remainers are […]

Culture

A fake Christmas tradition

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Apparently Elf on the Shelf is the biggest thing since Christmas turkey: “We had no idea what on earth we were getting ourselves into.”   So says Chanda Bell, one of the three women responsible creating what has become a bigger Christmas tradition in the UK than watching the Queen’s Speech. It’s so big that I’ve […]

Culture

A modern far-right fairy story

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Far-right plumber Dave Bloggs today visited the far-right London History Museum to view inflammatory material about far-right political extremists, including Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair. Bloggs, who travelled on the far-right Docklands Light Rail service which has trampled over union rights by using driverless trains, was with members of his family, including his […]

Culture

Is a country run by a lot of Laurie Pennys going to be a match for anything?

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Ambrose Evans-Pritchard wonders whether, as Kishore Mahbubani, the “prophet of Eastern ascendancy and Singapore’s former UN ambassador” claims, the West’s era of dominance is over: Brace for a shattering shock. Westerners will discover within a generation that the fleeting 200-year era of Euro-American dominance is over.   “The Asians are coming back and the chemistry […]

Culture

The non-shed of the year

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From the Telegraph: Shed of the Year, a competition that has been running annually since 2007, ­attracted 2,971 entries this year, and from these the organisers selected 24 entrants, across eight categories, for the public vote. The categories were eco sheds, cabin and summerhouse sheds, workshop and studio sheds, budget sheds, historic sheds, pub and […]