The Roman Britain diversity debacle.

Roman Britain

Holding up Roman Britain as a time when the country was supposedly ethnically diverse and welcoming to foreigners is a way of rebuking those who want stricter controls on immigration as being both historically and morally wrong.

Read on at The Fortnightly Review.

Any Romans in my book?

The leftist love-in with Islam.

IT CAN’T HAVE escaped the intelligent observer that the left — and what we can call the Establishment in general — is more than indulgent towards Islam. It is truly, madly, deeply, pathologically besotted with it.

Whether it’s Merkel opening her country up to a million immigrants or the other leaders of the West dribbling inanities about Islam being a religion of peace or the police and other authorities ignoring the systematic sexual abuse of thousands of girls by Muslim gangs, etc., to the immediate response of the media to every terrorist atrocity with blatherings about solidarity, unity and a condemnation of the threat from a phantom right-wing, the message is clear: Islam is a marvellous, wonderful, humanity-enriching culture that cannot be held responsible for the actions of those who act in its name, and those of us who aren’t Muslims (affectionately known as kuffars) must prostrate ourselves in admiration and submission to its every wish.

Read more at The Fortnightly Review.

Remember there’s my book.

Civilisation – who needs it? More in The Fortnightly Review

seinesaintdenis

EVEN WHEN IT IS making one of its generally excellent documentaries on art or history the BBC these days cannot help but have its presenters slip in a bit of propaganda promoting multiculturalism, diversity or mass immigration. In the first episode of a recent series, Art of France, Andrew Graham-Dixon took us through Seine-Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris, to view the “truly varied faces of this modern nation”, ie, the mainly Muslim faces of North Africa. France, he later said, has always been “a nation of mongrels,” which is just a version of the “nation of immigrants” mantra repeated by those who usually don’t live in areas populated by immigrants but are happy for others to do so.

Read on at The Fortnightly Review.

If you want something civilised read my book.

London TB rates “worst in Europe”.

London has the highest rate of tuberculosis of any western European capital, according to figures from Public Health England(PHE).

The capital has a “worrying” rate of 42 per 100,000 people, compared with a national figure of 14 per 100,000.

More at source: BBC.

 

An empire of scoffers. #CurrenteCalamo

IT MAY BE well over fifty years since Dean Acheson made his famous statement that “Great Britain has lost an Empire but not yet found a role” but it still proves useful to the intelligentsia as a stick with which to beat any upstart patriots…

Source: The Fortnightly Review

Guardian Street Party Queen Bollocks Whinge

STREETPARTY

A list poem of useful phrases for all Guardian scribes when writing about the Royal Family, patriotism, the English and the British.

GUARDIAN QUEEN WHINGE

Royal Wedding whinge
Street parties whinge
Union Jacks whinge
Performative cheeriness whinge
Englishness whinge
Back to the empire whinge
Middle-class nationalism whinge
Confected history whinge
Cultish signifier whinge
Sadomasochistic Toryism whinge
Far right whinge
Football supporter whinge
England flags whinge
Chinos whinge
Racist whinge
Boarding schools whinge
Chummy nationalism whinge
Colonial history whinge
Kitsch nationalism whinge
Cupcakes whinge
Enforced pageantry whinge
Forelock-tugging whinge
The Queen whinge

 

Read my book, it annoys the politically correct Guardian reader..

EU Border Guard – perfect example of the Monnet method. #Brexit #Remain

A timely example of the Monnet method, ie, engrenage, as mentioned in previous post:

Improving the management of the EU’s external border is no longer just an aim, it is an emergency, according to an EESC opinion adopted today. But this should not be done at the detriment of fundamental human rights, notably the right to asylum and the right to free movement in the EU….

The Border Guard must be akin to a civilian police force, not a military force, adds the EESC in its opinion. The European Border Guard should be well trained and organised in order to fulfil its key missions: to rescue people and provide adequate care in respect of fundamental human rights and of the principle of “non-refoulement”.

Source: European Economic and Social Committee

If you want more on the EU and other stuff read my book. It also talks about the unintended horses of consequence.