The Migrant ‘Crisis’ – Some Further Considerations

By Max Musson: I obtained a copy of the results of a YouGov opinion poll taken during the last week of February this year and it was interesting to me that even before the current ‘migrant crisis’ had erupted as fully as it has now, 75% of the people polled stated they thought immigration has been too high over the last ten years, and it struck me that this viewpoint diametrically opposes the impression of…

The Cheek of Mrs Lipman!

By Max Musson: This morning the Daily Mail and Guardian websites contain articles in which well known Jewish actress and alleged comedienne, Maureen Lipman is quoted as saying that she is contemplating leaving Britain and going to live in New York or Israel, so concerned is she about the rise in antisemitic ‘attacks’ in Britain. According to the Mail: “Mrs Lipman, 71, said the Jewish community in Britain ‘give, give and give’ and described the…

The Storm Clouds Gather

By Max Musson: Until just a few years ago, the government of Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria, was widely regarded by Western governments as progressive and modernizing and it is therefore curious that a coalition of Western powers including Britain, are now plotting military intervention aimed at bringing down that regime. Assad came to power in July 2000, following the death of his father, Hafez Al-Assad, who had ruled the country over the previous thirty…

Bomb Iran, Bomb, Bomb! Bomb, Bomb Iran …?

By Max Musson: These words from the parody of the popular song ‘Barbara Ann’ by the Beach Boys were first recorded by Vince Vance & The Valiants in 1980 in response to the ‘Iran hostage crisis’, but the words still resonate today