MSM Common Sense

I often take a look at the right wing American blogs which (naturally) give themselves much of the credit for the rise of populism in the United States. It is their belief that the rise of the internet has to a large extent enabled them to counter, and even overcome, the traditional mainstream media (the “MSM”), which is overwhelmingly left wing except in odd pockets where it is neocon and therefore nearly as bad. I don’t know enough about the…

A Curate’s Egg

We all remember the old joke about the curate’s egg – “good in parts”. That was my reaction on reading the speech on Brexit which Mrs. May delivered at Lancaster House on Tuesday. By far the greater part of it was indeed good;  it is good to know that we will be exiting the EU with complete control over our borders, laws and money and with the right to enter into trade agreements with other countries. Or…

Ignorance and Bigotry

Some of you may have seen reports in the press of a minor disturbance in the Bull Ring, Birmingham on Sunday 8th January. The significance of the date is that it is “Plough Sunday”, traditionally the beginning of the agricultural year. Although the centre of Birmingham might seem an odd place to celebrate the beginning of the agricultural year, a celebration there was in the shape of performances by groups of Morris dancers. One of these…

A Right Way & A Wrong Way

It surely cannot be coincidence that the recent article by Max Musson “Staying Safe and Remaining Active in a Hostile World”, and the video by Mark Collett embedded in Max’s article, came so soon before the banning of National Action (NA) for alleged “terrorist” activities. Nor have the wise words of Max and Mark been more sorely needed.[NB. For the sake of clarity, there is no suggestion here of collusion with the security services, simply that…

The River in Spate

Many little rivulets join to form a stream and many streams join together in a river which, when it floods, will sweep away all in its path. Many of us laboured for many years for the BNP or the NF or other nationalist organisations, leafleting, canvassing, trudging along to ill attended meetings in the back rooms of bleak pubs, willingly paying contributions which sometimes we could little afford. All it seemed for nothing as nationalist movement after…

Further Reflections on Brexit

Well, we did it. A first, indispensable, step has been taken towards the healing of our nation. The generations of the First and Second World Wars gave everything to save Britain from foreign domination and invasion, but the fear that the present generation might throw away their sacrifice has proved unfounded. We should thank God, rejoice and enjoy it for a day or two – and then get down to the arduous, long term business of completing the healing…

What’s the Point of a Points Based System?

You will have seen that both of the pro-Brexit factions – the Tory dominated VoteLeave and the UKIP dominated Leave.eu – want to introduce what they call an “Australian-style points based immigration system” in the event that we leave the EU. That we should leave is profoundly to be desired for all sorts of reasons which have already been well rehearsed on Western Spring, but not least because a country which cannot control its borders…

An Unnatural Growth

We have now been able to enjoy yet another episode in the “Project Fear” story as Dave and George ramp up their vision of a post-apocalypse Britain should we peasants dare to defy the global establishment and vote for freedom. This ghastly vision does cause one to wonder, and I am by no means the first to notice, what on earth did our Prime Minister think he was doing when he ordered a referendum knowing…

All is Race!

You will all have seen that piece in the papers about the nursery group in Lincolnshire downgraded by Ofsted because it didn’t have any ethnic minorities among the children. This follows a similar downgrading last year for a primary school in the same town. I suppose most of us will have had the same reaction; a weary shake of the head at yet more daft political correctness coupled with the wish that everywhere in England…

The Great Divide

I think it was last week that I was sitting on a Metropolitan Line train reading a copy of the London Evening Standard (glad it’s a free sheet now, it’s certainly not worth good money) and a remark by Baroness Lane-Fox caught my eye. Those of you with good memories may recall the noble lady as plain Martha Lane-Fox who had something to do with the “dot com boom” at the beginning of the millennium.…