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One of the stranger aspects about visting, or living in, Britain is the utterly reverential attitude everyone has toward their filthy hospitals, their long waiting times and their poor health-care treatment, all of which are part and parcel of the National Health Service. The rosy public attitude has been a major propaganda victory for [...]
I’m going to London for a few weeks. I’ll be writing for The Post, as well as some stuff for the papers Over There. Anyone have any advice?
Science has spoken! A poll shows the American nationality is (as always) still considered the coolest one in the world. This is an excellent way to phrase the question; you could, if you so chose, easily find Americans are not well respected internationally if you phrased the question a different way. I have always found [...]
Adele is the much-hyped Brit singer whose songs I will soon be checking out. She blasts British taxes of 50 percent on high earners and says public services are crapola and getting crapolier. That stands to reason as socialized meds keep gobbling up an ever-greater portion of the British budget and as successive governments of [...]
Dominique Strauss-Kahn pans the wine list at Rikers Island. Question: If an international conspiracy did indeed take down DSK, can we engineer same for Bernard Henri-Levy? If we can put a man on the moon…
Amusing that George Orwell’s take on the monarchy was “an idea almost as old as history, the idea of the King and the common people being in a sort of alliance against the upper classes.” Ha. That about says it: We need the royal family because who else can we put on our tea towels [...]
I think we in the media are giving it a heroic shot but — I don’t think the public is really feeling it for this royal wedding. Headlines like “Mr Bean Is Going” aren’t really helping. All the mystery has gone out of the royals. They’re just a hapless bunch of inbred fops. The [...]
So says John Cleese. Ed Driscoll has much more. When Cleese says “yob culture” now holds sway, he might as well be Peter Hitchens speaking. Yet it’s probably safest, when you’re in Cleese’s class, to keep supporting the parties that make London, and England, decreasingly English. Cleese can afford to move to Bath, what [...]
As David Cameron told Pakistan that its current balls-out craziness was actually the fault of the British empire, experts pointed to the giant, stupid, disgusting country founded by some people from East Anglia.
Julian Cook, author of America: What the F**k Were We Thinking?, said: “When Harwich-born Christopher Jones captained the Mayflower in 1620 he began [...]
David Cameron’s Conservative (but not, alas, particularly conservative) government is enthralled with the Cass Sunstein vision of “nudging” people into being more rational by the state’s lights. Says Brendan O’Neill:
Some of the team’s propaganda is gobsmackingly Orwellian. BIT is built on the idea that people lack both the intellect and the free will to improve [...]