- August 09, 2011
Prophecy is never an exact science, but Nick Cohen’s observation in Sunday’s Observer ‘No riots in Britain. Just quiet, ever-deeper anxiety’ must go down as one of the more spectacularly ill-timed examples of media punditry in recent years.
In the space of two days, a chain of riots and disturbances has spread across the country...
- August 05, 2011
As Yogi Berra once put it, it’s deja vu all over again…
With headlines like this
World stock markets in turmoil
Almost £50bn wiped off leading British shares and huge sell-off on Wall Street amid economic fears
Global stock sell-off continuesAsian markets down between 3% and 5%
And thisDebt crisis: global markets plunge as eurozone contagion spreads
- August 03, 2011
“More than a week after the Norway atrocities, European far-right parties and Islamophobic websites on both sides of the Atlantic have embarked on a new attempt to regain what they clearly regard as the lost moral high ground…”
My piece for the First Post today on the far-right spinning of the Norway massacre. You can read...
- August 02, 2011
As an example of callous brutality and gimlet-eyed hatred, the latest take on the Norway killings by American ‘counter-jihadist’ Pamela Geller takes some beating. According to Geller, the Labour Party summer camp at Utoya was in fact an ‘anti-semitic indoctrination centre.’
How does she know this? Because one of the survivors of the massacre told ABC...
- July 31, 2011
Nurses, teachers, doctors and all you other do-nothings who have been living high on the hog at the taxpayer’s expense: be afraid, be very afraid. The time is coming when you will be held to account for the financial disasters that you have inflicted on the nation. After all these years of idleness...
- July 30, 2011
Bano Rashid, the 18-year-old Kurdish refugee and Labour party youth activist was the first of the ‘Marxist Hunter ‘ Anders Breivik’s victims on Utoeya island to be buried in Norway yesterday. The funeral service was presided over by an imam and a Christian pastor and attended by her Kurdish family, her Norwegian friends and...