30 Questions That Journalists Should be Asking About the Skripal Case

There are a lot of issues around the case of Sergei and Yulia Skripal which, at the time of writing, are very unclear and rather odd. There may well be good and innocent explanations for some or even all of them. Then again there may not. This is why it is crucial for questions to be asked where, as yet, there are either no answers or deeply unsatisfactory ones. Some people will assume that this is conspiracy theory territory. It […]

Is Epicurus Neither Able nor Willing to Understand Evil and the Mercy of God? Then Why Give Him the Time of Day?

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? Thus spake Epicurus, the Greek philosopher who lived from 341-270 BC. The riddle is undoubtedly a clever one, and yet it turns out to be loaded with a couple of erroneous presuppositions: firstly, a flawed […]

The Christmas Spirit

I’m happy to announce that Day One have just published my third book — The Coming of the Saviour-King — which is basically a collection of the daily pieces I did for Advent last year. If you’re interested, you can get a copy here. Below is an excerpt from the introduction to the book. That Christmas has become commercialized, trivialized, tacky and secularized is probably a statement of the obvious. There is Santa. There is snow. There are reindeer. There are […]

The Colour Revolution Returns Home as the Mob Sniffs the Whiff of Anarchy

When I watched the following video for the first time, one word kept on flitting it’s way in and out of my mind: Demented. Judge for yourselves:     There they are shouting and spitting and kicking at a statue. A statue! As they do so, no doubt they’re congratulating themselves on their goodness, tolerance and liberal values, not to mention their enlightened views. Is this Monty Python? It’s almost comedic, until it hits you that the line between people doing […]

Charlottesville and the 200% Guilt Pie

I want to say a few things about what happened in Charlottesville, but before I get there I want to first set the scene by talking about one of the most egregious errors of the modern world, which is the misunderstanding of how guilt is apportioned. Let’s begin by imagining a squabble between two siblings. We’ll call them Joseph and Sam. They are arguing over a toy, and eventually Joseph snatches it, even though it belongs to Sam. Unhappy that […]

You Know What You Remind me of Man? A Beautiful Painting Daubed in Graffiti and in Need of a Work of Restoration

I recently engaged with someone on a comment thread under one of my articles for The Conservative Woman, on a point which is — in my experience — a very common response to Christianity. The commenter said that Christians seem to claim a monopoly on doing good deeds, and he then went on to mention that although he is not religious, he both believes in doing good and actually does it. Since this is such a common response to Christianity, […]

The United States Just Admitted the Real Reason it Opposes Russia — It’s Own Commitment to Lawlessness

Here’s an extraordinarily interesting statement from the start of a new Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report, which sets out the goals of the American military: “Washington seeks to promote a multi-polar world predicated on the principles of respect for state sovereignty and non-interference in other states’ internal affairs, the primacy of the United Nations, and a careful balance of power preventing one state or group of states from dominating the international order.” Sounds good? I mean, surely there can’t be […]

Ofsted Sets New LGBTQWERTY Benchmark for Outstanding Education

Warning: This piece may contain traces of satire Ofsted inspectors have awarded an Outstanding grade for a school in Hackney, North London, despite its pupils getting poor GCSE grades. Égalité House, which was established in 2012, saw only three of its 129 pupils achieve A grades in maths and two in English last year, and a total pass rate for both subjects of less than 30%. Yet despite the low grades, along with what inspectors noted as “the poor quality of […]

Another Chance to Decide Who Gets to Manage Our Civilizational Circling of the Drain

So there’s a general election in Britain tomorrow, and as usual at these events I shall find something more profitable to do with my time than going to mark an X on a piece of paper. Apathetic? Not me. Readers of this blog may have picked up that I am rather interested in politics, and I would love nothing more than to be able to go out and pledge my support for a genuinely conservative party. But since no such […]

Nuts to Impeach Nut After Nut Fired Nut When Nut Refused to Drop Nuts Conspiracy After Nut Won Election Against Nut?

A couple of months ago I had a bet with a friend that Mr Trump would not be President by the end of the year. Nothing substantial. Just a token £0.01. Right now, I would say that bet is looking more certain by the hour, or you might say with every passing Tweet put out from the “leader of the free world”. In many ways that’s an appropriate title for Mr Trump. That’s because he represents perhaps better than anyone […]

Chemical Weapons Again and Why Our Loss of Reason May End up Leading us Into a Huge and Devastating War

One of the signs that we in the West have, as a people, lost the ability to reason is the increased tendency to rush to judgement whenever a catastrophic event occurs. We saw it a few weeks back when a man called Khalid Masood drove a car into people on Westminster bridge, killing three and injuring many more, before stabbing PC Keith Palmer to death. Within minutes of the attack, it was said to be a terrorist attack, linked to ISIS, […]

There are Three Kinds of Lies: Lies, Damned Lies, And Lies That Could Lead to a Conflict With a Nuclear-Armed Country

Part of me had wondered just how long the neocon fanatics and their legion of useful idiots could keep up the whole Russian hacking, Russian aggression, “Russia is trying to undermine our democracy/way of life/economy/fill in the blank with any garbage you like” meme? The whole thing is so wearyingly tiresome, not to mention dangerously stupid, that the optimist in me had hoped that at some point even those who have perpetuated this nonsense for so long would get fed up […]

#ADayWithoutAWoman and #ADayWithoutACarnationWrappedinCellophane

Once upon a time, not so long ago, women used to cherish the idea of bringing up children, raising a family, and providing a safe and loving environment for their loved ones. Then the Cultural Marxists, who hated the idea of women bringing up children, raising a family, and providing a safe and loving environment for their loved ones, embarked upon a campaign to turn those women into men-hating tax slaves who would dump their children in day orphanages and […]

Fifty Shades of Turning the Clock Back to a Canaanite View of Women

So there I was sitting in the living room with some of my children when a bus went past the window. On the side was an advert for the film, Fifty Shades Darker. Oh great. How happy I am to be living in a society where my five-year-old gets to see such things on buses! Thankfully she didn’t ask any questions. Although I refrained from reading the first instalment of the Fifty Shades saga, I read enough reviews to be […]

How the Mainstream Media Launders the News

There are generally reckoned to be three stages involved in the process of money laundering. The first is the introduction of money into the financial system. This is known as placement. The second is the attempt to conceal the illegal nature of the funds by carrying out various transactions. This is known as layering. And then thirdly, the launderer makes “legitimate” purchases with the funds they have placed and layered through the system. This is called integration. Put another way, stage one […]

The Coming of the Saviour-King: Thoughts for Advent — Day 24: God’s Messengers are Coming

“Behold, I send my messenger, and he will prepare the way before me. And the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple; and the messenger of the covenant in whom you delight, behold, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts. But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and purifier of […]

The Coming of the Saviour-King: Thoughts for Advent — Day 21: The Image of the Kingdom of Earth

“You saw, O king, and behold, a great image. This image, mighty and of exceeding brightness, stood before you, and its appearance was frightening. The head of this image was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its middle and thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. As you looked, a stone was cut out by no human hand, and it struck the image on its feet of iron […]

America Elects Man For Not Being Somebody Else; Mrs Clinton Enters History Books as the Worst President America Never Had — Repentance Urgently Needed

It was the best of elections; it was the worst of elections. A time of wisdom; and a time of foolishness. Okay, no wisdom. Lots of foolishness, I’ll grant you, but precious little in the way of sagacity. But now that the curtain has finally fallen on the Freak Show Masquerading as an Election, what do we see as we survey the landscape? It was the best of elections Mrs Hillary Clinton – probably the worst President America never had […]

The Ashers Bakery Case: The Little Sheep Tolerance’n’Diversity Hath Shed its Wool and Bared its Ghastly Teeth

The Ashers Bakery in Northern Ireland has just lost their appeal for the heinous crime of refusing to write a slogan on a cake. The phrase “you couldn’t make it up” is of course long past its sell by date. You couldn’t have made it up 20 years ago (or even ten), but now you can make almost anything up and it will have a good chance of coming true about this time tomorrow. If the McArthurs are weeping, then […]

Is Your Nation The Exceptional One?

With almost 200 nations around the world, telling which is The Exceptional One is really not a very easy task. Every country has a number of unique aspects that mark it out from the others, but not every one has what it really takes to be the Exceptional, much less the Indispensable nation. Only a country possessing a certain set of characteristics can be considered for this prestigious accolade, and it is with this in mind that the following test […]

Breaking: Putin ‘Possibly Injecting Journalists’ With Substance That Compels Them to Write Utter Drivel — Expert Says

Experts believe that Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has possibly discovered a substance which, when injected into journalists, causes them to write utter drivel. Suspicions have been growing for some time that Mr Putin has been developing such a chemical, but what once might have been consigned to the realm of conspiracy theories can, according to the experts, no longer be dismissed. Confirmation that the theory might be true gained credibility after several media outlets published pieces alleging that Mr Putin has managed […]

Creating Islands of Stability in an Unstable World

This is my latest piece for Samaritan Ministries International A year ago, I entered my 40s, by which you will rightly deduce that I was born in the 1970s. When I think back to the world at the time of my childhood, and then compare it to the world of 2016, there are a huge number of differences, far too numerous to mention. Yet if I had to pick one thing among all others that stands out as the defining […]

Online Hate Crime Hub Investigates Offensive Goose Joke

Inside the new “online hate crime hub”, which has been set up by the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, Sergeant David Marshmallow and PC Gary Snowflake are discussing a new Hate Crime case that has just come in: Snowflake: Sarge, I need your advice on this? Marshmallow: What’s that Gary? Snowflake: Just received a complaint about this. Posted on Facebook. Marshmallow: What is it? Snowflake: Not sure, sir. I don’t quite know what to make of it. Marshmallow: […]

Are You a Liberal? Are You a Hater? Take the Liberal Hate Detector Test

Are you a liberal who is genuinely the very epitome of love and human kindness? Or do you find that when you come across a person holding contrary views, you find it hard to restrain yourself from shouting them down, launching ad hominem attacks on them, and screeching about how intolerant they are? Find out which type of liberal you really are by taking the Liberal Hate Detector Test. Are you able to hear a reasoned position and engage with it, […]

Brexit Means Brexit. But What is Meant by Brexit? Thought for the Day From Professor A. Fudge

By A. Fudge – emeritus Professor of Pedantry, Obstructionism and Kicking the Can Down the Road at Hull University Brexit means Brexit. That’s the first thing I want to say. But of course it does. How could it not? In the same way that egg means egg, cormorant means cormorant, of course Brexit must mean Brexit. And just as a denial that eggs means eggs would be patently absurd, likewise a denial that Brexit means Brexit would be equally ludicrous. […]

Russian Aggression: A Cheesy Novel From the Atlantic Council

General Sir Richard Shirreff, author of the novel, 2017: War with Russia, has just co-authored a new report on behalf of the Atlantic Council. In Arming for Deterrence, he and Maciej Olex-Szczytowski claim that the threat to Poland from a “resurgent Russia” is now so imminent that the Polish Government must take immediate steps to prepare the country for forthcoming invasion (interestingly, Pan Olex-Szczytowski happens to be Adviser on Poland to BAE Systems, Europe’s largest company in the Defence Sector). I confess that I haven’t […]

The Tory Party: A Chinese Restaurant Without Chinese Food

Imagine a man who takes his wife to a restaurant on her birthday. It is the Blue Dragon, a Chinese restaurant, because Chinese is her favourite food. They order some dim sum, followed by chow mein, kung po chilli king prawns, and egg fried rice. They then sit talking to one another, anticipating the arrival of the food. The waitress comes and places the food in front of them. A burger and cheese for him and a hot dog for […]

New Hollywood Blockbuster — Palmyra: Saving Civilization

Weeks after the Syrian Army, backed by Russian airstrikes, liberated the ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State — praise God — and still no comment from Western leaders. Obama, he say nothing! Cameron, he say nothing! Merkel, she say nothing! Haven’t they heard? They surely have. By their fruits ye shall know them! Since the silence of Western leaders and the occasional grudging acknowledgement in the media has left the Western public almost entirely ignorant of this wonderful victory over evil, it […]

The Future is Bright: The Future is Christian

This last Tuesday, I was privileged to attend The Conservative Woman’s first forum, where the motion being debated by Peter Hitchens (Mail on Sunday) and Tim Stanley (Daily Telegraph) was “Christianity has no future in Britain”. The event was chaired by TCW’s very own Kathy Gyngell, who remarked quite rightly that the subject under discussion is immeasurably more important than the EU referendum. For those who regularly read Mr Hitchens, it will come as no surprise that he was the […]

How to Tell When Your Culture is in Free Fall

Here’s 10 quick clues to let you know when your culture is heading in a downward trajectory, poised to go splat at sometime in the near future: The choice you are given at the ballot box is between a narcissistic, egomaniac serial adulterer who is quite capable of making utterly contradictory statements in the same sentence just to get elected, and a demented psychopath who just loves the killing of unborn babies, never found a war she didn’t like, and who greeted […]

Is Putin Weaponising Stupidity?

For some time I’ve been trying to develop an all-encompassing theory to account for the behaviour of Western leaders and the media over the last few years. At times their actions and the words of many of them have appeared to be, shall we say, unhinged. But it was only when I heard what the British Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, had to say in the House of Commons on 14th March that the penny finally dropped for me and my all-encompassing theory […]

US Foreign Policy: “Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting”

Imagine a kid at school. An intimidating kid he is, packing a lot of muscle, used to getting his own way, and with no scruples about bullying other kids that stand in his way. His goal is to get everyone to acknowledge his authority and leadership over them, and he’s not afraid to use any number of tactics to make this happen. Sometimes he humiliates them. Sometimes he arm-twists them. Sometimes he threatens to take their money. Sometimes he gets other […]

10 Questions for Same-Sex Marriage Fans

“Marriage is not just a relationship or a contract, but a lifelong covenant.” Would you agree with this statement? If not, what is it and what is its purpose? If you do agree that it is a covenant, do you believe it is possible to break the covenant? Is it possible to commit adultery in a same-sex “marriage”? If not, what is the purpose of promising to be faithful for life? If you do think it’s possible to commit adultery […]

Obama & Co Write Their Own Reality

One of the most important statements made in recent years is this, made by Karl Rove, George W. Bush’s Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff back in 2004: “That’s not the way the world really works anymore…We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors…and […]

Sick to my Stomach

What would you think of a country where in the space just over 2 months, no less than 9 opposition politicians or journalists “committed suicide” or were murdered? You’d probably think there was something seriously wrong and corrupt with that country, wouldn’t you? You probably wouldn’t want your government to be giving it unqualified support to it, would you? So where do you think I’m talking about? Well, it’s actually our good old, democracy-loving, Western-values Ukraine I’m talking about. Here’s […]

John Kerry’s Entry for Most Absurd Statement of 2015

It has been a while since I posted an entry for the Most Absurd Statement of 2015. This is not to say that there have been no absurd statements made of late, but rather that the standards are so high this year that we must be careful not to enter every absurd statement made by a political figure, else we shall simply be faced with Absurdity Inflation, which would not do any of us any good. Only the mind-bogglingly ludicrous will have […]

New Reality TV Show: Amusing Ourselves to Death with Jeremy Clarkson & David Cameron

The whole Jeremy Clarkson saga is, largely speaking, significantly less interesting than standing waiting for an egg to boil. I am unsure how the story of a television presenter, suspended and now sacked for being an oaf, can possibly have occupied so much media space over the past few weeks. But it has. Indeed, so important has this news been deemed that the BBC put it above Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Yemen on Wednesday night. Nevertheless, there are a couple […]

3 million and 40 People United by What?

I have refrained from posting anything on the events in France for a few days, simply because I wanted chance to take in a few facts and to see which way the wind would start to blow in the aftermath. About the attacks themselves, I have a few reservations that make me uneasy about the official narrative. This is not to say that I am convinced the narrative is wrong — i.e. that two radicalized Islamists carried out this attack […]

My Enemy’s Enemy is my Friend’s Enemy’s Enemy’s Friend — or US Foreign Policy in a Nutshell

Anyone trying to make sense of what is going on in the Middle East at the moment is going to have their work cut out. Trying to decipher the meaning of it is a bit like peeling an onion — in order to find out the central issues, you are going to have to keep on peeling away past the outside layers until you get to the heart of the matter. On the surface of it all, it appears to […]

Invasion, Incursion or Invention?

The Western-backed Kiev government found themselves facing a big problem last week. After weeks of telling the Western mainstream media that they were winning their so-called “war on terror”, it became obvious last week that actually they were losing, and losing rather badly. Until a couple of weeks ago, the Eastern militia were fighting what was essentially a defensive war against the Kiev regime, who have been raining down heavy artillery on civilian areas of the East, in what looks suspiciously like an attempt at ethnic cleansing the East of […]

A Prayer for our Lying Leaders

So the white trucks which we were all meant to fear meant an impending invasion of Ukraine by Russia turned out to contain what? Armoured Personnel Carriers? Missile launchers? ManPads? Well, no they contained aid to the people of Luhansk, much needed since they have been bombed to smithereens by the neo-Nazi junta in Kiev. What are we to make of the claims of invasion from the West? Even the most naïve and uninformed person getting their news from the mainstream media must be getting […]

Why the Minimum Wage is a Bad Idea Part 1

I have a confession to make. I am guilty of child exploitation. It’s like this: Some friends of mine have just moved from America to my home city of Salisbury, into a house that hasn’t been occupied for over six years. As you can imagine, after six years standing empty, it needed a fair amount of work doing on it. Over the past few months, a group of friends in the Salisbury area have been getting together to turn the house […]

What Games they Play!

The game plan of the US government is to isolate Russia internationally and to pin them back militarily. It is well known that the government of George Bush senior gave explicit guarantees that America would not move NATO “an inch further to the East”. It is also a sad fact of history that from William Jefferson Clinton onwards, that is exactly what they went and did. This was no accident. Back in 1997, the Polish American geostrategist, Zbigniew Brzezinski — […]

20 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself Before Russian to Judgement Over Ukraine

In situations such as the one currently going on in Ukraine, it can be awfully hard to discern what has happened and what is currently happening. Various sides, all with vested interests, let rip with truths, half-truths and no-truths. Who to believe? I think that the way around this is to try to get a feel of the general narrative that is going on. Yes there will be lies and selective propaganda on both sides, but what is the overarching […]

7 reasons why giving £520,000 to the government is a really bad idea

There was a lot of hoo-ing and ha-ing in Britain a couple of weeks ago over a gift bequeathed by Joan Edwards, a wealth spinster, who left £520,000 to the government in her will. The ruling coalition of Liberal Democrats and Conservatives split the money down the middle and took half each for their respective parties. It then turned out that the lady’s will did not actually say that she wanted the money to go to these two political parties, […]

The sliding scale of congratulations for big families

“You’re going to have a baby? Oh congratulations, I’m just thrilled. That really is fantastic news. So pleased for you. I’m really over the moon.” “You’re having another baby? Oh how wonderful. Your first was a boy, wasn’t it? Well let’s hope this one’s a girl. Ha! Yes I know we shouldn’t really think like that. Just be happy whatever it is. Still it would make a nice set, wouldn’t it?” “You’re expecting…again? Em… let’s see. You already have two, […]

Have Morsi on them

When will they ever learn? There seems to be a lot of people celebrating on the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities as their democratically elected leader Mohammed Morsi – the one they elected in free and fair elections – is deposed by the army and kept under house arrest. Two year ago, presumably some of the same people were out there cheering as their previous leader, Hosni Mubarak was deposed. Mr Mubarak was a dictator they said, and […]