The New Paradigm 1

The New Paradigm is a satire on contemporary life. Here is the first instalment: 1 The Alain Bilker Institute of Learning sits starkly in the landscape. All glass, concrete and steel; it is a fashionably incongruous...

MPs living in poverty

Philip Davies, my local Member of Parliament, has yet to have his expenses claims revealled by the Daily Telegraph. Nevertheless, he saw fit to issue a defence in the local newspaper (May 21 2009). There he claimed that the scandal was shameful and...

They just don't get it

As the Daily Telegraph continues its expose of Members of Parliament expenses claims, the political class demonstrates its complete detachment from the country at large. Again and again, we hear the defence that claims were within the rules. Party...

Where are the green shoots?

Japan, the world's second largest economy, reported a decline in gross domestic product of four per cent for the first three months of this year. Toyota, the world's largest car manufacturer, has reported its first ever loss. Here, in the United...