Yesterday's farcical exercise in parliamentarianism - where only 30 of 650 MPs showed up to rubber-stamp the government's emergency powers ("Coronavirus Act 2020") in a fashion that makes even Chinese democracy look adversarial - cast further light on the central problem of the general global response to the pandemic, namely that we have come to … Continue reading Covid & The Rule of Law
Conservatism: A Definition
What matters is that the fundamental social, economic and political pillars of society augment, rather than fight against the eternal laws of nature. Above all else, a conservative should demonstrate unequivocal fidelity to these laws.
Old Estonians and the Spectre of Thatcherism
It never ceases to amaze quite how far party politics descends into cliché-ridden banality in the United Kingdom, and the extent to which politicians resort to low-hanging fruit to nourish their base. Last week the Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave a keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference, and I couldn't help but be irritated … Continue reading Old Estonians and the Spectre of Thatcherism
"It’s a communist one party state, we said. We couldn’t get away with it in Europe, we thought… and then Italy did it. And we realised we could."
Against Democracy: 1. Treachery
But we cannot permit a system which places personal ambition, ego, pride, the self, before a common sense of national duty and accountability to the people it claims to serve.
Les anglo-saxons… ou QUI?
One sympathises, given the almost certain contravention of some obscure Gayssot Act provisions for simply asking the question.
Disease & Distractions
The cardinal sin of activism is to be distracted by peripheral events outside of one's area of expertise.