Category Archives: Social Commentary

Published on
25 November 2020

‘Stay, Stay Your Sacrilegious Hands!’

Attacks on churches by Islamists in Europe are now commonplace. In 2018 there were 877 acts that damaged church property in France. There are no official statistics for 2019 church burnings, but there were 1,063 anti-Christian attacks. More alarming still are the attacks that have occurred during the course of the riots that have recently […]

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Published on
11 November 2020

We Must Stop Confusing Political and Moral Issues

It seems every political issue has come increasingly to resemble a moral ‘rumble in the jungle’. The latest issue to fall victim to moral pugilists is the Free School Meals initiative pressed by footballer Marcus Rashford. During the first lockdown Rashford petitioned the government to offer ‘free school meals’ to Britain’s most disadvantaged children – […]

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Published on
25 April 2020

What Happens after Covid-19?

The election of President Trump in the U.S.A., and the successful Brexit campaign here in the U.K., may be seen in retrospect as significant incisions in globalism’s death by a thousand cuts. Covid-19 might just be the last in a series. Globalism has, it is thought by many, played its role in the spreading of […]

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Published on
5 March 2020

The Art of Friendship

Facebook has given new meaning to the saying, ‘Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit’. Social media has brought with it great benefits, but one of the biggest problems associated by many with them is that there seems to have come about post hoc if not propter hoc a diminution in understanding of […]

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Published on
17 April 2019

Deposing Freedom of Thought

Last week, Sir Roger Scruton was sacked from his role as Chairman of the ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission’ following an interview that he gave to the New Statesman. Scruton’s appointment in November had caused considerable controversy, so perhaps his deposition from his unpaid position might be seen in retrospect as all but inevitable. Nevertheless, […]

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Published on
9 February 2017

2016: A Year in Review

Our last blog post started by describing 2016 as an atypical year. That year is now over – and it truly was exceptional in various respects. It seems pertinent to reflect with a little hindsight on what happened in the twelve months to 31 December last. Politically, socially, culturally – and even locally here at […]

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