Charles Moore on ‘Relatively Less Important’ Areas of the UK

Today, on the day of Lady Thatcher’s funeral, former Daily Telegraph editor Charles Moore spoke to Radio 5 Live’s Nicky Campbell. His comments about “relatively less important” parts of the country caused some controversy. Here’s a video of the entire interview, followed by a transcript of the relevant portion (4:44 onwards), for context: There are certainly […]

Archbishop Cranmer versus Advertising Standards

Last Friday, the blogger known as Archbishop Cranmer made a bold claim: “Advertising Standards Authority persecutes His Grace,” the headline announced. The ASA sent him “all manner of official papers, formal documentation and threatening notices which demand answers to sundry questions by a certain deadline.” The correspondence was part of an investigation into an ad (which […]

Bercow’s Address to Our Kaleidoscope Queen

John Bercow’s speech to Her Majesty the Queen in Parliament yesterday has provoked the ire of the usual suspects. Video of the risible occasion with bonus expert commentary below: This is a land where men and women today are equal under the law and where Your people are respected, regardless of how they live, how […]

Daily Mail ‘Honour Violence’ Headline Smears Young British Muslims

The Mail Online has backtracked on a headline claiming that “two thirds of young British Muslims” support “honour violence.” The information was false. The “two thirds” figure actually related to those who believed in the concept of “izzat,” the concept of “honour” in certain Asian societies. In fact, 18 percent, or less than one fifth, of […]

Canada Needs More than a Robocall Investigation

I had hoped to wake up this morning to news from my native Canada that the true identity of “Pierre Poutine” had been revealed. How disappointed I was to read that the saga continues with none of the promised unravelling of this political mystery. Poutine was pseudonym of the man who registered a cellphone during […]

Diefenbaker: When You Cast Your Longest Shadow…

To the young people I say this: If I had taken the other course, I could be wealthy. But there is nothing to equal the feeling that you can have when you cast your longest shadow towards the east, knowing that, in your day and generation, you made a contribution. — John “Dief the Chief” […]