Author Archives: Francis Carr Begbie

The tarnished halo of “Saint Bob” Geldof

In 2013 Bob Geldof was awarded the Freedom of the City of London for his outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace. Strangely there was no mention of his services as a corporate mouthpiece for the financial services industry, which is an odd omission. For at the time Geldof was in the throes of […]

Theresa May — Friend of Israel and the Organized Jewish Community

Anyone wondering about the priorities of Mrs Theresa May should follow her actions from the moment she learned she was to become Britain’s next Prime Minister. Her first act was to sign a pledge committing her to remember the Holocaust and “stand up to hatred and intolerance”. And her second  was to spend the evening […]

Brexit — the shockwaves continue: UKIP rising as Labour heads toward oblivion, Israel Lobby emerges triumphant

Has Britain’s referendum victory been stolen?  The forces of darkness have quickly reasserted themselves and the portents are now very grave.  Both the outgoing prime minister David Cameron and his possible successor Boris Johnson are both now saying trade must come before immigration curbs.  Nigel Farage, the face of Brexit, has accused them of backsliding […]

Britain says no

“Bliss was it to be alive.,.” the words of poet William Wordsworth seem appropriate on a morning when Britain woke up to find the world had turned upside down — and our ruling elite had been given a decisive bloody nose. The British people’s narrow but definite rejection of the European Union is the biggest […]

The selective compassion of Jo Cox

Jo Cox wanted to make the world a better place and it was a cause for which she was willing to travel halfway across the globe. Whether consoling rape victims in Darfur or bombed out villagers in Afghanistan, it seemed the jet-setting international aid worker was rarely far from the action. Lately it had been […]

Spotlight on double standards at the Boston Globe

When sex scandals involving Woody Allan, Roman Polanski and various Hollywood child stars bubbled to the surface again recently it was almost a certainty that they would quickly die away with nothing resolved.  Outside the briefest news reports there seems to be a total lack of will for investigating these subjects thoroughly. But there are […]

Britain’s accidental “red pill” moment

If you think Donald Trump is getting a hard time from an openly one-sided media, then consider what is happening in Britain where the Labour Party has been punished for months for the temerity to reject the Jewish political agenda. But now the law of unintended consequences has finally caught up with the manufactured “Labour […]