- May 05, 2012
Faced with the Coalition’s predictable drubbing in yesterday’s local elections, the rightwing press has been reminding the electorate of the issues that really matter, showing the thoughtful analysis for which it is justifiably famous.
Yesterday’s Times had a piece on the collapse of the computerized visa system at Lunar House with a Pavlovian headline guaranteed...
- November 30, 2011
YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU….
TO COME OUT ON STRIKE
You always know you’re doing something right when Max Hastings and the Daily Mail tell you that you’re doing something wrong. Today Hastings is in full flow, calling for ‘Blitz spirit’ from the wilds of west Berkshire in the face of today’s strikes and working himself up...
- November 10, 2011
It’s always pleasant to see a reactionary government hanging by its own petard when it tries to play the immigration card, but the UK Border Agency ‘relaxed border controls’ pseudo-scandal encapsulates so much that is toxic about the British ‘debate’ on immigration that the frisson wears off quite quickly.
First we have a Coalition government which...
- October 25, 2011
The Home Office’s statistics about last summer’s riots make interesting reading, especially if we remind ourselves of some of the more crazed political and media analysis that accompanied these events, such as this vent about the rioters from Max Hastings in the Mail:
They are essentially wild beasts. I use that phrase advisedly, because it seems...