When opposites attract: Labour's underwhelming response to the Covid crisis

The whole Covid-19 saga reeks of something unsavoury. But instead of asking questions that would have almost certainly put Johnson and Hancock on the brink of resignation, Labour has gone AWOL, argues David Sedgwick A political party in opposition has many vital functions. One of its most important roles lies in scrutinising government policy. In a healthy democracy an opposition party…

Can Britain endure seven more years of the BBC?

The BBC assumes it has (at least) seven more years left of its current charter in which to create the kind of discord it revels in. Seven years is a long time to enable a divisive agenda. Think what damage to the UK's social fabric the broadcaster is capable of doing in just seven minutes. It can only be hoped that Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings act sooner rather than later, argues David…

One Rule for Emily Maitlis and another for the Rest of us?

Under its Europhile Director General and board of governors the BBC has still not given up hope of thwarting Brexit. Ousting Mr Cummings is seen as a possible way to achieve this end, argues David Sedgwick When historians look back on the post-Brexit years how might they categorise the torrid times in which we live? 'The post-truth era,' or perhaps 'the age of truthiness' - there are numerous…

Chuka Umunna's hollow howls of betrayal

Chuka Umunna’s hollow howls of betrayal regarding the absence of our post-Brexit windfall are confounding. He seems unable to grasp that the scrapping of EU funding can only be achieved once we have left the European Union, says David Sedgwick. Barely a day goes by (or so it seems) without a bitter Remain voter taking to social media to complain about all the ‘lies’ told by the Leave side.…

The Financial Times and a 1.3 billion Ponzi scheme

David Sedgwick asks whether the time is ripe to radically rethink a dominant model of society in which moderate rather than excessive population increase holds sway. According to a recent article in the Financial Times, Europe will soon need 1.3 billion migrants from largely African countries for the continent to survive the worrying (they say) trend that is its declining birth-rate over the…

General election 2017 and the Brexit conspiracy

David Sedgwick asks whether the general election might have been the brain-child of Tory Europhiles hoping to weaken the government’s Brexit position rather than strengthen it. Since the day she obsequiously sported her infamous hijab on a visit to Tipton’s Central Jamia Mosque in 2013, I’ve had grave reservations about Theresa May MP. She has struck me ever since as a charlatan, the sort of…

BBC blind to Britain's social realities

The pervasive left-wing orthodoxy consuming the BBC leaves it impervious to the realities of modern day Britain, argues David Sedgwick.  It wasn’t that long ago – five years – when in his role as anchor for BBC2’s Newsnight programme, Jeremy Paxman became very sniffy with a certain studio guest named Tommy Robinson. “You are seriously suggesting that young white girls are being sexually…

The BBC's ever shifting far-right goal posts

The BBC wilfully confuses the policy of extreme right-wing ideologies with just about any party or politician who dares question the sanctity of mass immigration, says David Sedgwick.  In the run-up to the French elections the BBC have been excelling themselves. Fearing victory for Marine Le Pen’s Front National party, our impartial national broadcaster has responded by upping their anti-Le Pen…

Trudeau's diversity is only skin deep

David Sedgwick believes that the Canadian Prime Minister’s recent claim that Canada’s strength lies in its diversity, like many slogans, the more it’s repeated, the less sense it makes and the hollower it rings. “Diversity is our strength,” tweeted Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently, and so say all of us: the politicians, the celebrities, the teachers, the campaigners, the…

We live in a one-party state

David Sedgwick argues mainstream political parties are indistinguishable. They all subscribe to the same brand of liberalism. Observing Anna Soubry of late has been a sobering experience – at least for true Conservatives. Very illuminating indeed has been the Member of Parliament for Broxtowe’s support for all things EU, from mass migration, open borders, unelected bureaucracy and not forgetting…