Tory Britain, the Postmodern Version

Tory Britain, you have to love it. It’s kind of a feckless experiment, like grenades-and-rape Sweden, or Justin Trudeau’s identity-free-post-national Canada. Or is it more like France, where they’re fashionably laissez-faire about external borders, but are constructing bulletproof walls around the Eiffel Tower? Or Germany, where mass sex attacks in the street are covered up, but a journalist gets a suspended sentence for publishing a historical photograph.

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Dear Scum

Here in the universities we’ve been distressed of late, as it seems some among you think (and we use that word loosely, it’s more as if dull shapes wooze into existence at the bottom of your lizard brains) that there is some kind of left-wing, pro-EU bias in our institutions of study.
It pains us to have to explain this—not least because you’re unlikely to have the intellectual capacity to process it—but of course we’re all left-wing and pro-EU, for a very simple reason: those are clever people’s opinions, and we’re exceedingly clever.

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Punches, Pronouns & Power

The world of transgender activism is disorientating. Stare into it for too long, and it won’t just stare back, it’ll call you a TERF and punch you in the face. In the warped hinterlands of post-logic social justice, the ground slips easily from beneath your feet. There’s no reason or consistency, and no truth to which you can anchor.

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Generation Z Conservatism

If the Conservative Party were to realign around its libertarian element, then it might achieve resonance among younger voters, particularly those who come after the Millennial Red Army. Generation Z are shaping up to be open to a conservative message, and will surely react against the postmodern nonsense bought into by Millennials. Conservatives must be ready to meet them.

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Agendas & Apologia

It’s not a backlash against Islam that Britain needs to fear, it’s the opposite. That the country is too restrained, too tolerant, and too fundamentally decent, still, to react to its changed circumstances. But decency means knowing when to defend yourself and your values. Decency means knowing the difference between when to remain passive, and when to stand up to a bully.

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Down With Free Speech

The cry from the left is unmistakable now: free speech is dangerous, and to support it marks you out as a suspicious individual. Naturally, you wouldn’t want to be added to any hit lists of people who favour free expression, so best just to grab a pitchfork and hope the mob doesn’t intuit your thought crimes.

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