From a distance it looks as though the United Kingdom is having a collective nervous breakdown. According to Owen Jones, the Guardian, the BBC, Sky news and most of the political classes Boris Johnson has started a coup against democracy. What is going on? Are tanks on the street, being bravely challenged by the Middle Classes as they seek to protect democracy and fight for … Continue reading Brexit – Boris’s Coup?
We will take a break from The Great Deception this week to try to answer the question that many people seem to be asking. Should there be another EU referendum? Can someone answer why we can’t have a second vote? Now we are clearer surely those that want to leave will still vote leave. Those who want to stay will vote stay and other folk can weigh … Continue reading Should There Be a Second EU Referendum?
The Truth about the EU and Brexit ‘from the very Heart of the EU. A Review of ‘Adults in the Room’ (My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment) by Yanis Varoufakis. It is difficult to know where to begin with Brexit. The tribalism, fake news, propaganda, schaedenfreude, and hysteria continue to dominate the media here, and put most sane people of ever wanting to discuss … Continue reading Will Brexit Happen? The Truth about the EU…
This article is in today’s Scotsman..you can read the original and comment Here The religion of Human Rights is anti-democratic Protesters take part in an anti-terror and Human Rights march in Germany. The elites tell themselves how they ‘care for the poor’, but they want to nanny them, says David Robertson. There is a new religion in town. It alone knows the truth. It is intolerant, … Continue reading The Religion of Human Rights is Anti- Democratic – Article in Scotsman
Once again the great British public, stirred up by the Great British media, are getting themselves into a tremendous state about Europe, Brexit and all things anent. Because the English High Court has ruled that the British government cannot fire the starting gun for leaving the EU by invoking Article 50, without first of all consulting parliament. Cue outrage and OTT headlines from the … Continue reading Judges, the EU, Parliament and Democracy
Last month I had the privilege of being a guest of the directors of the Tate at a dinner in London marking the opening of a new exhibition entitled “Painting with Light – Art and Photography from the Pre-Raphaelites to the Modern Age.” I was invited as Moderator of the Free Church because we have loaned them one of our great treasures – Octavius Hill’s … Continue reading The Dangerous Democratic Deficit – Scotsman Article – June 9th 2016
The SNP candidate for Central Scotland,Sophia Coyle, is fast becoming the victim of a secularist witchhunt – because she is opposed to abortion, SSM, euthanasia (like many in the SNP) she is apparently not fit to be a candidate and should be hounded out – at least according to SS who have begun their witchhunt. The Herald and others seem happy to buy into this. … Continue reading Secularists begin Witchhunt Against Christian Politician who has her own views.
What Price Free Speech?
The superb film Suffragette certainly makes you think. It also made me thankful for our democracy and our freedom of speech. In one hundred years you could argue that we have come a long way – especially in the emancipation of women. However there are disturbing signs that the democracy and free speech we so take for granted are under threat.
Germaine Greer, once the young fiery feminist author of The Female Eunuch, has found herself at the centre of a free speech storm in the University of Cardiff. Greer, now 76, has been faced with demands for her to be banned from speaking at the University because of her ‘problematic and hateful’ views. Rachel Melhuish, the Women’s Office at Cardiff University Students Union has labeled Greer as extremely transphobic. Greer had opined; “I just don’t think surgery turns a man into a woman. A perfectly permissible view. I mean, an un-man is not necessarily a woman. A great many male to female transgender people do not look, sound or behave like a woman”. This does not seem an unreasonable, unsafe or ugly example of hate speech. But according to Ms. Melhuish “while debate in a university should be encouraged, hosting a speaker with such problematic and hateful views towards marginalised and vulnerable groups is dangerous. Allowing Greer a platform endorses her views and by extension, the transmisogyny which she continues to perpetuate.”
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Want to go and see a film about women campaigning for the vote in early Edwardian England? Well, I didn’t – but I was wrong. Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette is an excellent film starring Carey Mulligan as Maud, a young mother who works in an East London laundry in 1912. The narrative of the suffragette movement is told through her fictional personal story. It is a … Continue reading ‘Suffragette’ – Why all Christians should be Feminists