Burke says that there are twelve common elements that many of these near-death experiences share…
"The Gambling Commission has announced a ban on using credit cards to gamble, set to come into effect on 14 April 2020."
How ironic that these woke university types, who routinely denounce organisations like churches for attempting to handle sexual abuse complaints internally rather than reporting them to the proper authorities, put John through the university’s kangaroo court process.
"If I had the time this morning to trawl the last three years of trade headlines, I’d have analysed everything Donald Trump said he wanted from China and put them all on a list. I’d then put yesterday’s “agreement” beside it, and work out what’s missing. It’s likely to be a long list."
"The procedural context of the case now shifts initially to Flynn to show a "fair and just reason" for his request to withdraw his plea."
"These bills, introduced in the House and Senate, respectively, seek to “protect” transgender students by decimating the issue of compelled use of preferred pronouns, bathroom and locker room use, sports team participation, and alteration of records to reflect “gender identity” in one fell swoop."
"Reflecting on the scale of police evidence collection, and the manner in which a warrant was obtained and phones were searched, Mok is in no doubt that it amounted to a ‘fishing’ operation, and that failure of legal protection in this instance may well point to broader abuse of existing legal protections."
"Despite the fact that the Amish community’s choice to live in traditional ways causes no harm to themselves or anyone else, the Lenawee County Health Department has condemned their homes and is now asking a court to authorize the demolition of their property, unless the Amish community abandons its religious beliefs."
"The U.S. population is set to grow by 100 million more people over the coming decades, raising the pressure on limited U.S. land and natural resources. This pressure will be felt everywhere, from dense urban land to agricultural farmland."
"The real catalyst for change, however, came on 3 September. Twenty-one ultra-Remainer Conservative rebels supported an emergency motion taking control of the Commons timetable, to pass a bill blocking a no-deal Brexit on 31 October. ... Johnson promptly responded by withdrawing the Conservative whip from the twenty-one."
"When our own government no longer sees us as human beings with dignity and worth but as things to be manipulated, maneuvered, mined for data, manhandled by police, conned into believing it has our best interests at heart, mistreated, and then jails us if we dare step out of line, punishes us unjustly without remorse, and refuses to own up to its failings, we are no longer operating under a constitutional republic."
"When, after eighteen years, Roger stopped being Editor, he recalled in a Spectator article the sacrifices he had made for going against the grain: the constant harassment, death threats and unpleasantness from academic colleagues. And of course, in normal times, an Oxbridge chair would have surely been his. But he concluded it was worth it."