Tag: conservatives

  • Skylar’s Naughty and Nice List 2016

    Santa’s not the only one who makes a naughty and nice list. So while you all are celebrating Christmas Eve Eve, I’ve been making my list, checking it twice, and drinking some bourbon on ice. While the naughty list  has certainly outpaced the nice list, I was still able to wrangle up five nice people, […]

  • I’m more concerned with why people vandalised a war memorial than the fact they did

    Nuance is dead. The internet killed it this weekend, bludgeoned it in the head. Then, just to make sure the job was done, we all kept kicking the corpse. Some of us still are. I am, of course, talking about what happened this weekend. Several hundred (or thousand, depending whom you ask) protestors marched through the […]

  • Why Labour Lost

    It has been two days since Britain voted, delivering a shocking victory for David Cameron and the Conservatives. Defying the odds—and literally every poll—the Tories won a clear majority of seats in the House of Commons and will, when Parliament convenes later this month, form a majority government. It appears the pundits, myself included, were […]

  • All I want for Christmas is views: Skylar’s 2013 Christmas List

    Santa baby, slip a visa under my tree for me. I’ve been an awfully good boy. Santa baby, so hurry down my chimney tonight. If you think of all the fellas that I haven’t kissed, you’re pretty much left with Ed Balls and Phil from EastEnders, and even that’s questionable considering my blackout night in […]

  • Louise Baldock and the Case of the Shoddy Speller

    There was more bullying on Twitter last night than on an episode of “Glee.” Just a quick word on the Louise Baldock brouhaha. See, I was actually a minor part of this skirmish, trying to be a voice of reason in an otherwise trivial melee. It all started when a Labour campaigner tweeted something about […]

  • What do Peter Hitchens and Russell Brand have in common? They both sound like Katy Perry.

    Let’s clear one thing up: I’m American, okay? I don’t claim to be anything but. I’m prone to hyperbole. I talk with my hands. I’m loud. I’m crass. And I don’t understand the point of apologising to someone who stepped on my foot, even if it was stuck out halfway across the train carriage. Watch […]

  • Land of Hopeless Tories? Why Peter Hitchens is Wrong About Britain

    If you asked me at the tender age of seven what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have answered “British.” My love affair with your country began as a child, seeing the great houses of the countryside, the gritty streets of Walford on “EastEnders,” and the middle-class pretensions of Hyacinth Bucket. […]