From a removalist review site: I am absolutely livid with a removal company we used after receiving a referral from an online site [removed] and i believe it is important to let you know before someone else experiences what we went through in the hope that you may be able to stop these cowboys. After […]
The great Natalie Solent at Samizdata says this: We don’t want to make the enemy live up to their own book of rules, we want them to see the necessity of adopting ours. So we take the high road, but make a point of pointing out that this is ‘hate speech’, and that ‘free speech […]
There are lot of libertarians on the internet at the moment saying ‘We have to have free speech, so leave Jo Brand alone, just as we should leave Danny Baker and Count Dankula alone. Stop being a right-wing snowflake, butt out, and let people say what they want’. (See, for example, most of Spiked’s tweets […]
From Jim in the comments (regarding the inordinate time taken these days to reopen roads after road accidents, and the excuse that this is partly because so many agencies are involved): What you seem to have described is a lot of middle class people making work for each other, at the expense of the taxpayer, […]
Here’s one for those people who think slavery is all about white people enslaving black people: For over 300 years, the coastlines of the south west of England were at the mercy of Barbary pirates (corsairs) from the coast of North Africa, based mainly in the ports of Algiers, Tunis and Tripoli. Their number included […]
So someone I know well recently went to WH Smith while she was in York, and she bought a few books. One of them was Jordan Peterson’s Twelve Rules For Life, which she bought out of interest, not because she’s any prior fan of his. You might not be surprised to hear that the left-wing-looking […]
In comments yesterday I made this point in response to a defence of the huge amount of time police close roads for in order to investigate road traffic accidents: Another thing to add is that police claims about having to investigate accidents to the nth degree infuriates people when police clearly couldn’t give […]
The incredible length of time it takes to re-open roads after accidents in the UK is yet another way in which the ruling powers are completely disconnected from ordinary people. This is something I’ve been meaning to write about for ages, and the time is now right, as Jeremy Clarkson has complained about it, and […]
Woman complains about a dating agency. The complaint is reasonable. The naivety, however, is astounding: I spent £2,795 with a dating agency called Attractive Partners, which after five months has not found me any decent men. I took the more expensive “headhunting” package because its excellent sales person told me there would be a […]
Telegraph football writer Paul Hayward can always be relied upon to pen a nauseating article, and he hasn’t let us down. He notes the awful behaviour of some England football fans abroad: Dozens of fans stopped the cars of local residents trying to drive home to mock them; at least one supporter jumped on the […]
A guy called Jerry Zheng has done some actual research on what conservatives face on the modern US college campus. He interviewed 1500 students across 207 different US schools, and his results are here. He found, amongst other things, that 55% of college conservatives don’t feel comfortable sharing their political views on campus, and a […]
Communists are great people, aren’t they? Here’s a declassified cable from a British diplomat describing what happened (at least according to his sources) in Tiananmen Square in 1989: 5. FACT. ON ARRIVAL AT TIANANMEN TROOPS FROM SMR [Shenyang Military Region] HAD SEPARATED STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS. STUDENTS UNDERSTOOD THEY WERE GIVEN ONE HOUR TO LEAVE SQUARE […]
This was the Speccie’s article on the figure on the bus in 2017: The £350m line on the Brexit bus was wrong. The real figure is higher The most regular attack-line used against leading Brexiteers is that they misled the public over how much money could be used to fund the NHS if […]
The Conservatives’ current head-in-the-sand mentality reminds me a lot of what happens sometimes when people are in a club, and the club becomes so big and important in their lives that everything is measured against it, and success means doing well in the club. If you become president of the club, for example, then you […]
1922 executive committee is considering changing the rules again: Tory chiefs are considering changing party rules to prevent so many candidates standing in the race to succeed Theresa May … The Conservative party board – its governing body – and the 1922 executive committee will meet on Tuesday to discuss raising the number of […]
The LibDems, until recently as useless as ever, will be getting all excited about this poll: Westminster voting intention: LDem: 24% (+6)Brex: 22% (+4)Con: 19% (-5)Lab: 19% (-5)Grn: 8% (+2) via @YouGovChgs. w/ 17 May — Britain Elects (@britainelects) May 30, 2019 They may be thinking that they can replace Labour as the prime left-of-centre […]
So are we ever going to find out what the Conservative’s 1922 committee decided on the leadership rule changes? If they’ve taken a vote to change the rules, shouldn’t that be enacted regardless of the situation with Theresa May?
Rory Stewart is in my front room asking me questions in Arabic, and he won’t leave. Please send help. The children are terrified of him. Update: One thing I’ve discovered from our little chat is that Rory’s full name is Roderick James Nugent Stewart. That means that really we should be calling him Rod Stewart.
Rory Stewart currently has the ‘liberal media’ swooning over him and his cute little videos, such as this one: Now in Lewisham Market – a safe Labour seat – but a seat we held in the 1980s. Come and talk #GetBritainTalking #commonground #Rory4Leader pic.twitter.com/2xgYEE20vg — Rory Stewart (@RoryStewartUK) May 28, 2019 It’s been noted, correctly, […]
Anonymous pushy mother in the Telegraph: since Connor started his A levels, I’ve turned into one of those terrible ‘tiger mums’, micromanaging him 24/7. He goes to a good state comprehensive and hopes to study geography at university Geography? Why are you bothering?