White working-class children ignored?

White working-class people are suddenly in the news White working-class people were once the bread and butter of news and current affairs. Apparently, they have been overlooking them for some time due to the emphasis on racial and other minorities. Suddenly some...

Gestures & virtue signalling: empty & meaningless?

Gestures and gesture politics: what is it? ;Gestures’, ‘gesture politics’ and ‘virtue signalling’ are expressions Pretty Patel and others have used recently. They were commenting on people who had taken the knee at football matches. Such...

Woke? Are my books in a culture war?

What is woke? Woke is a fairly new word, I think. Some people have been accusing me of it. They say I am joining in a culture war. People do not usually think of me me as warlike or cultured. Not if you mean highbrow or sophisticated but I suppose everyone is part of...

Corrupt police are not all fictitious!

Corrupt police are in the news not only in a drama series Corrupt police appear to have contributed to the death of Daniel Morgan, a private investigator from Cardiff. That is how I understand press reports on the independent enquiry into the case. Previously the...

The last Enemy: the BBC

Whose last enemy? The BBC may be the last enemy of the Conservative Party, according to some. Recent events have played well for the enemies of the corporation. Here’s a sketch about how things might have gone. Who knows? Down with the Last Enemy: the BBC Prime...

Make History History!

Make History History? Why? How? There has been a lot of controversy about the teaching of history and the preserving of national myths and monuments. This sketch is my contribution to the debate. MAKE HISTORY HISTORY! Prime Minister [Sid James]: Cor blimey! What a...