James attended Saturday’s anti-lockdown march in Trafalgar Square and tells Toby about the aggressive behavior of the riot police. The government’s contact tracing app turns out to be a real abomination and university students are now paying for the privilege of being locked in their residency halls with the threat of losing £8,500 (US$10,914) if they stray. Will they really vote Tory in the future? How about Laurence Fox’s new party?

Also, Toby praises Tehran on Apple TV+ and James finally gets stuck into The Boys Season 2.

…climate sceptic, author of the collected essays How Dare You! (published by the Global Warming Policy Forum), ‘Thatcherite skeptic in Trudeaupia’ (he was born in England but lives in Toronto)

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This morning in the House, the Prime Minister announced the re-imposition of the lockdown rules in England to avoid what he says is a looming second wave of Covid-19. Now, Toby and James wonder where it all went wrong with Boris and curse themselves for ever having invested any hope in him.

Also, leading up to the big grouse hunt James discovers a better way to shoot and in a chilling anecdote we learn Toby almost fell into the hands of Britain’s most notorious serial killer.

This year is like living in a zombie movie. Except it’s worse, because the zombies are running the country. Or maybe it’s The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, because someone has even taken over the usually reliable Home Secretary, Priti Patel, and they won’t give her back.

The government has introduced “the Rule of Six” and is urging you to spy on your neighbors and turn them in accordingly. It’s gotten to the point where a Conservative MP for Plymouth Moor View, Johnny Mercer, has taken to Twitter to call James the “C” word.

James talks to Bjorn Lomborg (the Danish statistician who first opened James’s eyes to the environmentalism scam) about his new book False Alarm – How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor and Fails to Fix the Planet (Basic Books), argues gently over whether ‘climate change’ is real, and then agree, more or less, on Covid-19…

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Ready for the Second Wave of Covid? The one that may never come?

After our weekly update from the Lockdown-Sceptic-in-Chief, James and Toby ridicule the idea that Extinction Rebellion and Black Lives Matter protestors are street-fighting, working class rebels. In fact, they’re white, privileged, privately-educated members of the ruling class, which is why the police stand idly by and watch them smash windows and block roads or fall to their knees in obeisance. The real rebels are the anti-lockdown protestors, which is why they’re being arrested and fined £10,000.

James and Toby have officially passed the hero stage with their kids and are firmly entrenched as “the embarrassment.” The Delingpole lad thinks James is nothing more than a dancing monkey performing for his Twitter followers, while Toby reveals his daughter has changed her surname to avoid being associated with him.

Meanwhile, there’s the latest news and culture to deal with. Piers Corbyn, brother of the former Labour Leader, was arrested and fined £10,000 for organising an anti-lockdown protest, Adele is accused of cultural appropriation and Toby likes Ted Lasso.

This week James reports in from an undisclosed location (his evil genius lair, no doubt) and he and Toby review the week’s doings, from the latest on the Covid lockdowns to the foolishness of the multi-culti wokeness of the BBC and their plans for this year’s Proms.

We get their views on the Biden-Harris ticket (or is that Harris-Biden?) and the prospect of Donald Trump’s re-election, plus our cultural reviews, highlighted by the very disappointing Greyhound with Tom Hanks on AppleTV.

British born, Hungarian-American host of the America First talk show – https://www.sebgorka.com/, former Deputy Assistant to President Trump, gun lover, triggerer of the left

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Eighty years ago the United Kingdom and her Commonwealth stood alone against fascist tyranny – defiant and resolved to preserve their liberty. Now, all across the Anglosphere the citizenry is meekly abiding by all sorts of arbitrary and capricious dictates in the name of safety, including the postponement of elections. What’s happened?

If the Johnson government has cocked up its response to Covid, its response to the GCE A Levels has been even worse. (The UK equivalent of the American SATs.)

James and guest Dick Delingpole ramble on, as they usually do, about all manner of things

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…physicist, climate sceptic and cancelled academic talks about his ongoing legal battles with James Cook University, why the Great Barrier Reef is doing just fine and why Queensland is the greatest

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The time for the fall term is quickly bearing down on us and James and Toby are itching to get kids back in the classroom. But others aren’t so sure. Said the Prime Minister this weekend, “Now that we know enough to reopen schools to all pupils safely, we have a moral duty to do so.”

Also on tap (literally and figuratively) this week: Getting back into the pubs, the new dating forum on Lockdown Sceptics gets press, and fat-fingered police stopped MP Dawn Butler (Labour, Brent Central) and, of course, charges of institutional racism followed. (This from a woman who once claimed that 90% of all giraffes are gay and had her staff forge an endorsement letter from Barack Obama.)

Telegraph columnist, Harry Potter guru, Mastermind competitor, Warwickshire girl, and the only other person who has memorised Burnt Norton talk about the genius of TS Eliot, the underratedness of JK Rowling, the greatness of Midlands folk, the joys of learning poetry, the crapness of the left and lots of other stuff besides.

About yesterday…

We didn’t exactly miss our Monday record date, we just missed Toby pushing the record button. Stuff happens. But we’re back for another go. And go we do.

Ronan is a newbie journalist from northern England. So far he has written for Hector Drummond Magazine and The Critic, exposing the scandal of the Death Clauses in the Coronavirus Act, and was scribbling for his local paper till Covid totalitarianism put his boss out of business (only temporarily with a bit of luck). He is writing a book about Britain in the first half of 2020.
Before becoming a journalist he worked in construction and hospitality, in Britain and Ireland, for fifteen years, keeping a roof over his head filling skips, building walls, mixing cocktails, pulling pints, washing dishes, steaming lobsters and throwing house music and techno parties. During this time he met people from all over the world, from DJs to fishermen, gangsters to doctors. He saw a lot of crazy things along the way – but nothing prepared him for the sights and sounds of a modern Russell Group university, where, in 2013, he saw the Jacobin revolution now engulfing the West as it got started.
He still likes to build things and make drinks for people. But above all, he loves to read and write and looks forward to publishing more work. In case the journalism career doesn’t work out, he’s taking night classes in law at The University of Buckingham, suitably “probably the least politically correct university in Europe” (Sir Roger Scruton).

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…former leader of the Tory madrassa/one time godfather of young conservatives, and founder of Griffin Law

 

Everyone is back at their home base this week (barely) and James braves his way through the podcast, ignoring the terrific pain from the torn muscle in his shoulder. Toby wraps up his trip and recounts the procedure of getting the family home from Italy.

Then it’s on to the news of the day and the implementation of the mask requirements in England. James tested the waters and then conducted a Twitter poll on his status on the Shagability Meter. Needless to say he got mixed results on both endeavors.

…physicist, Zionist Israeli Jew – helps James decide whether he’s secretly Jewish and whether he’d like to live in Israel, chats about Fauda and James’s remarkable resemblance to Doron, and closes with an account of the Crypto Class Action he’s launching against Facebook in Australia..

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The view from the Young villa in Italy.

This week on the UK’s Favorite Podcast (well, in the Top 100, anyway…) Toby calls in from Italy (complete with kids and traffic) where he tells James about his trip to Venice, which has been great because it’s been mostly tourist free. Back on the homefront, James takes great pains to walk us through yesterday’s anti-mask protest at Hyde Park. And we do mean great pains as he’s fighting a bad back.

Is “the mask” about to become the new wedge issue in relationships? The two of them wonder if a Lockdown Sceptics dating site would make any business sense.