Lord Carey removed from King’s College London wall of distinguished alumni

Dec 21, 2016 by

By Archbishop Cranmer: The motto of King’s College London is Sancte et sapienter (‘With holiness and wisdom’). Sadly, it appears to have abandoned both. Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey of Clifton has been removed from a ‘wall of fame’ of distinguished alumni at its building in The Strand. His crime? Allegedly holding ‘anti-gay’ views (Lord Carey opposes same-sex marriage, which is the total extent of his ‘anti-gay’ or ‘homophobic’ views). The defenestration is being claimed as a...

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Just because you disagree with someone, it doesn’t make them a ‘fascist’

Dec 21, 2016 by

by Brendan O’Neill, Spectator: The worst thing about 2016 — an otherwise bracing year of political upset and oligarchical tears — has been the mainstreaming of the insult ‘fascist’. Anyone who sticks it to the status quo, whether by rejecting the EU or plumbing for Trump over Clinton, risks being smeared with the F-word. Even the normally measured New York Times flirted with the idea that loads of Americans and Europeans might be fascists, or at least facilitators of fascism. Trump’s...

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MP Philip Davies on standing up for his views – “The place where bullying happens most is in the House of Commons”

Dec 21, 2016 by

by Andrew Gimson, Conservative Home: Philip Davies has an extraordinary gift for annoying what he calls “the PC brigade”. In recent days, the Conservative MP for Shipley has attracted adverse comment for trying to talk out a Bill to ratify the Istanbul Convention on preventing violence against women. In this interview, Davies reiterates his stubborn commitment to “gender equality”, dismisses the convention as “gesture politics”, and challenges his critics to produce one scrap of evidence that...

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Christian schools are ‘being picked on by Ofsted after Trojan Horse scandal’, headteacher claims

Dec 19, 2016 by

by Lydia Willgress, Telegraph: Christian schools are being picked on by Ofsted for failing to promote British values so the regulator can prove it is “even-handed” after the Trojan Horse scandal, a headteacher has claimed. Nine out of 10 schools linked to the Christian Education Europe network were deemed inadequate or said to be requiring improvement in their latest visit by the regulator in October, despite most receiving positive feedback previously. Criticisms included failing to balance...

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The Battle Belongs to the Grassroots: This Is Our Moment

Dec 16, 2016 by

by Doug Mainwaring, Public Discourse: This battle hinges on one thing: creating a vibrant—dominant—marriage culture based on the participation of millions of individuals. President-elect Trump has done what no one else has been able to do: he has slain the dragon of political correctness. Trump has cleared out the minefield and disarmed the booby traps that once allowed the advancement of progressivism to go on unimpeded. The aim of political correctness has always been undermining faith and...

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College kids are proving Trump’s point

Dec 15, 2016 by

by George F Will, New York Post: Many undergraduates, their fawn-like eyes wide with astonishment, are wondering: Why didn’t the dean of students prevent the election from disrupting the serenity to which my school has taught me that I am entitled? Campuses create “safe spaces” where students can shelter from discombobulating thoughts and receive spiritual balm for the trauma of microaggressions. Yet the presidential election came without trigger warnings? The morning after the election,...

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