Opinion

Dunkirk and Brexit

I recently attended a screening of Christopher Nolan’s Second World War epic, Dunkirk. The movie is excellent, deeply immersive, unsettling, and nerve shredding. In actual fact, such was the tension, my movie going companion strained a…

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Why is Central and Eastern Europe Homophobic?

In his recent essay, After Europe, Ivan Krastev details the historical fault lines that will tear the EU asunder. In his judgement, Western Europe and Eastern Europe are too culturally divergent; different historical experiences shapes…


Communism: A Quick Tale

The other day someone argued that Communism was still a relevant system of government.  I wrote this short story in reply. The Communists have decided to create their society and cure their ills brought on…



Sturgeon: The Grand Inquisitor

The righteous energy that inspired the sadistic priests of that infamous festival of hate –  the Spanish Inquisition  – is present in Sturgeon’s own 21st century crusade. I’m currently reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s   19th century classic,…


British Values in the Face of Terror

The Manchester attack is an incomprehensible tragedy orchestrated by a craven coward but our history demonstrates a nation with an adamantine resistance to outside threats. Our redoubtable perseverance is not an innate greatness of our…




The SNP Owes Scotland an Apology

The SNP hate all nationalisms but their own putrid nationalism. They despise American nationalism; the American working class voter is a loathsome degenerate, a slave of Trump and Christian dogma; they hate French nationalism, a…