Monday 6 January 2020



Emerald Robinson

Pope Francis to school kids in Rome: "We are not living during the time of the Crusades!"

Menwhile, all the Christmas markets in Europe are under armed guard by soldiers and the police in Germany are wearing chainmail... …

The West Remembers@_TheFireWithin_

Welcome to the XXI century. Or is it XI again? German police dressed in chainmail armor to confront a refugee armed with a meat cleaver

6:28 PM - Dec 22, 2019

Edward Pentin@EdwardPentin

Italy’s soccer manager Roberto Mancini says he made a Sign of the Cross during games but “then we went to the Pope” who said, “‘Why are you making the Sign of the Cross, don't you have other thoughts at that time?' So since then I don't do it. I don't want to make the Pope angry” …
10:18 PM - Dec 23, 2019

Matthew Goodwin

·Dec 20, 2019

Centre-left at latest election 

UK Labour Lowest seats since 1935 

Austria Lowest since 1945 

Germany 2nd lowest since 1949 

France Lowest ever Italy 

Lowest ever Netherlands Lowest ever 

Sweden Lowest since 1908 

Finland 2nd lowest since 1962 

Maybe it's not just about Brexit?

Rod Dreher

Here's a crazy idea -- hear me out, folks. *Stop punishing people for stating their opinions.* Radical, I know, but think of all the problems it would solve. …

Jack Montgomery

·Dec 22, 2019
Replying to
@DarvitWendy and
The generation which voted most heavily for #Brexit is also the only generation old enough to have voted in our first Europe referendum in 1975. Ever think they went from two-thirds Remain to overwhelmingly Leave over those 40 years because they figured out something you didn't?


  1. About the election results of centre-left: I think we should add the results of the Greens to the quoted numbers. Then my guess is that the fault lines have not shifted as radically as suggested. I think that the parties mirror their demographic: social-democratic parties were the qualified working class. It shrinks. The Greens rely on the new proletariat, suit and tie and upper education working at a desk behind a computer.

    1. Yes, I very much agree with you, but the shift is from parties that exist to advance the interests of the workers and ones that do not.

      Left-wing politics is not now about the Marxist revolution but about cultural revolution.