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Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 26 October

Brexit news; 5 days to go?, Spotlight on - the Mainstream Media (Sky in particular), Crime Wave news - when is a hate crime not a hate crime?, Counter-jihadi convicted of terrorism offence, Migrant crisis news, and many other stories.

by The Participator, 27 Oct 2019

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more

Quite what it will take to fully revive the spirit of our island nation that was once so fiercely independent I don't know. Perhaps reminding our fellow citizens of our historical and cultural achievements might do a little to help though.

by Chauncey Tinker, 26 Oct 2019

Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 19 October

Brexit news; 11 days to go?, Boris sends unsigned extension request, Migrant crisis news, Extinction Rebellion extinguished, News about the BBC, Transgender Agenda escalation, Police announcement on gender pronouns, and many other stories.

by The Participator, 20 Oct 2019

Pennsylvania Station And Architectural Vandalism

My past few blogs on the finer things in life have been an attempt to make you look at or listen to something that's always been there, but to do so in a slightly different way. Sometimes though it is important to remember not what we have but what we have lost because we did not care enough.

by British Awakening, 18 Oct 2019

Government Plans More Protections For Stabbers?

As recently as last week we have seen a mass stabbing incident in the UK, this time in Manchester, where the perpetrator was detained initially under suspicion of terrorism, but later the reports changed to say that he was being detained under the Mental Health Act.

by Chauncey Tinker, 16 Oct 2019

Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 12 October

Brexit News; 19 days to go?, EU corruption and misspending, Extinction Celebration, Mental Health stabbing crisis, Hate crime hub flop, IPSO guidance for reporting on Muslims, Diversity agenda, Kentucky Fried Halal, Migrant crisis news, Jihad news, etc

by The Participator, 13 Oct 2019

Friday Arts Feature - The Eroica Adagio

Many of my most favourite movements from Beethoven's works are the slow reflective movements, although of course there is much to enjoy in the more tumultuous movements as well.

by Chauncey Tinker, 11 Oct 2019

Extinction Of The Sheeple

There is something rather strangely ironic about the so-called 'Extinction Rebellion' protests. The very people protesting, supposedly against extinction, are mostly from a part of our society whose total fertility rate has voluntarily fallen way below replacement level, namely the middle classes.

by Chauncey Tinker, 8 Oct 2019

Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 5 October

Brexit news; spider woman strikes at the hulk, superwoman stands for the Liberal Democrats, Muslim convert has psychotic episode in France, News about the BBC, Transgender Agenda news, Facebook Tommy Robinson policy, and many other stories.

by The Participator, 6 Oct 2019

Friday Arts Feature - Spem In Alium

The composer Thomas Tallis was born while Henry VII was still alive. It is rumoured that from a very early age he was associated with the Chapel Royal, and he became a Gentleman of the Chapel Royal in 1543 towards the end of the reign of Henry VIII.

by Chauncey Tinker, 4 Oct 2019

Windows Into Men's Souls

The Tony Blair Institute for Global Change has produced a report called The Spectrum of Far-Right Worldviews in the UK which lays out the means to identify dangerous far-right groups claiming to be non-violent with the aim of 'stemming their narratives' before they turn to violence or their views inspire others to do so.

by ECAW, 2 Oct 2019

All's Fair In Love And Lawfare

I think it fair to say the recent case in the Supreme Court over the Prime Minister's prorogation of Parliament has added fuel to the burning platform that is the British constitution, the settlement between those who rule and those that are ruled looks severely strained as a consequence.

by British Awakening, 30 Sep 2019

Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 28 September

Brexit news; Prorogation ruled unlawful, parliament returns, Brexit lawfare, Communism news (Labour conference), Abusive language hypocrisy, Facebook banning people for mere mentions, News about the BBC, Miliband payrise, Climate change agenda, and many other stories.

by The Participator, 29 Sep 2019

Friday Arts Feature - What Is Our Life?

Although just a contemporary of William Byrd (who I mentioned in an earlier post about the Elizabethan era), Orlando Gibbons came of age as the reign of the Stuarts began.

by Chauncey Tinker, 27 Sep 2019

The Supreme Court Decision Is Clearly Constitutionally, Legally, And Morally Wrong

The decision to prorogue, a longstanding government prerogative with agreement of the Monarch, was declared unlawful, yet no laws were cited as to why this is so, or that were broken, only an interpretation ...

by Stev60, 27 Sep 2019

The New Tribalism

Certain Western politicians of all ages and in all walks of life who feel called upon by nature to organize society are keen to return it to tribalism. The trouble with tribes is that they conflict with one another.

by Jillian Becker, 26 Sep 2019

The Fake Rise Of Far Right Extremism

For some time the BBC website has been publishing a steady drip-feed of articles on their front page that wildly exaggerate the threat from the so-called 'far-right'.

by Chauncey Tinker, 23 Sep 2019

Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 21 September

Brexit news, Islamophobia agenda enforcement in the Conservative Party, Labour Party news, Retiring John Humphrys calls out BBC bias, Media praise for far-left extremism, Yellow Vest news, Spotlight on Sweden, and many other stories.

by The Participator, 22 Sep 2019

Friday Arts Feature - London Underground

Like most people that live and work in London I have a bit of a love hate relationship with the Tube. I can think of few things more dreary than commuting to work on a crowded train for the best part of an hour on a cold wet November morning.

by British Awakening, 20 Sep 2019

Political Tribalism And Brexit

Political tribalism is usually discussed as a pathology afflicting low-information voters and preying upon the working class, but since the EU referendum we have seen many leading pro-EU figures from the political, journalistic and academic elites - people who often make a great show of their education and superior capacity for reason - throw themselves into the culture war with alarming zeal.

by Samuel Hooper, 17 Sep 2019

Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 14 September

#TommyRobinson released, Brexit news, prorogation of parliament began, will Boris request an extension?, Migrant crisis news, Crime wave news - machete violence, army goes green, Fireman Sam axed, and many other stories.

by The Participator, 15 Sep 2019

Friday Arts Feature - An Italian In Spain

Luigi Boccherini is most famous today for just a couple of pieces of music which were featured in films.

by Chauncey Tinker, 13 Sep 2019

Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 7 September

Brexit news, Boris loses his majority, Islamophobia agenda, Trousergate!, Prison for border activists, Christianophobia, and many other stories.

by The Participator, 8 Sep 2019

Friday Arts Feature - The Empire State Building

I guess it's always difficult to say what is the most beautiful building in the world, after all it is a very subjective question, and as soon as you think of a building minutes later another one pops into your head.

by British Awakening, 6 Sep 2019

Weekly Roundup Of News And Opinion - w/e 31 August

Brexit news, the proroguing of the rogue parliament, Migrant crisis news, Jihad news, Freedom of speech under attack (this time by Tony Blair and Jacqui Smith), A brush with UK Sharia Courts, and many other stories.

by The Participator, 1 Sep 2019