Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Ollie Wright

Ollie Wright
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Ollie Wright is an ex-Labour Party man with a life long interest in politics and history.

Like them or loathe them, you can’t scrub out the history-makers

As George Orwell said in his book 1984, ‘He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.’...

When it’s men v women, it can never be a level playing field

A transgender woman, Dr Rachel McKinnon, has just won a gold medal in the UCI Masters Cycling World Championship. Dr McKinnon is not the first...

The poppy doesn’t glorify war, you Cambridge snowflakes. It recognises our debt to the fallen

Some students at Cambridge University are unhappy about Remembrance Sunday and its symbol, the poppy. Apparently they ‘glorify war’. This is an old idea...

How mad is too mad for Labour?

The Liverpool Echo reports that Derek Hatton has applied to rejoin the Labour Party more than thirty years after his expulsion for being a...

In the evil slave trade, Africa was guilty too

Glasgow University has published a report showing how it massively benefited from the slave trade of the 18th and 19th centuries. It has now...

I was a hate-filled Class Warrior – then I came to my senses

The recent minor but nasty demonstration outside the home of Jacob Rees-Mogg has brought attention to the tiny anarchist group Class War, a bizarre...

Millions murdered by their own countrymen. This, you Goldsmiths dolts, is what Communism was about

Anything casting doubt on the enormity of the crimes of the Soviet regime against its own population in the 20th century is vile. Yet...

Is Corbyn just ignorant of history, or is it more sinister?

The Telegraph reports that remarks Jeremy Corbyn made in 2014 have now emerged, which tell us that Nato was ‘founded to promote a Cold...

School sports don’t just make kids fitter, they’re happier and more successful too

Helping children be healthy and happy demands looking after their physical fitness. Not doing so lets them down badly and can result in consequences...

You can’t judge the person by the parents, Mr Corbyn

Comparing Jeremy Corbyn and Labour to Lenin and his Bolsheviks seems rather crude and obvious, a cheap jibe, but sometimes it is unavoidable. Certainly,...

A salute to the brave Czechs of 1968

Fifty years ago today, half a million Soviet and Warsaw Pact troops, supported by five thousand tanks, were pouring into Czechoslovakia in a massive...

The grim truth is, Hiroshima saved more lives than it cost

Today is VJ Day, the 73rd anniversary of Japan’s surrender in 1945. Perhaps understandably, the war against Japan has been overshadowed in our memories...

Wodehouse and the fairway to heaven

Having absolutely no interest in the game of golf is not a reason why you can’t enjoy the thirty-one short stories that make up...

Paranoid Labour is at war with itself

You might be finding it difficult to keep track of the anti-Semitism row consuming Labour. But one thing showing through is the Left’s enduring...

Join the Black Studies course, and learn why studying is bad for black people

Two weeks today, the A-level results will be out. If you’re hoping to go to university but are still unsure of what or where...

Diamond’s Western history seen through the left eye only

Dismissing the value of western culture never goes out of fashion. Instead, it can be a route to wide acclaim. Jared Diamond’s 1997 book,...

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