Category: Talking Points

‘Woke’ demands and ‘racist’ comments at the Cricket World Cup are producing explosive controversy for South Africa, Pakistan and India.

27 October 2021 By Paul Martin

It was a move that sent shockwaves through the sporting world. South Africa’s best batsman and wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock pulled out of a crucial match in the short-form cricket series, the World Cup T20, rather than obey an order, made hours before by the body that runs cricket in his home country, to take […]

Do these international moral-high-ground charities match their lofty stated roles with actual practice?Amnesty International is now accused of a ‘toxic culture’. Another scandal, like the one that dragged Oxfam into disrepute?

29 April 2021 By Paul Martin

Two former Amnesty International UK board members have apologised for their “inaction and silence”, while accusing the organisation of failing to investigate evidence of a toxic culture. NOTE: See latest development in this story headlined: Three Amnesty International staff resign…’ Ex-board member James Lovatt and former vice-chair Hannah Perry revealed they had written separate letters […]

Statistics prove it: British teachers, especially those in primary schools, are at no greater risk of dying from Covid-19 than any other working group. What are the implications, then, for fully reopening schools?

3 February 2021 By Paul Martin

There are lies and lies — and statistics. Or so goes the old adage. Actually that’s not quite true. There are lies and lies — and there are misleading statistics, would be a better way to phrase it. This time, though, the BBC has got its facts and its statistics spot-on. A radio programme called […]

The row over the media’s responsibilities continues. UK editors reject pleas to outlaw discrimination against ethnic and religious groups, says Press Gazette.

9 December 2020 By Paul Martin

Can the British media regulate itself, or should it be put under greater control? Here’s the Press Gazette’s take. Top editors have rejected calls to adopt a provision in the Editors’ Code of Practice banning discrimination against groups such as Muslims, Jews and migrant communities in the press. The Editors’ Code Committee (made up of […]

Who do Republicans want to be their candidate in the 2024 US Presidential elections? Donald Trump, or possibly his son, says a national poll.

30 November 2020 By Paul Martin

A super-majority — 68% of Republicans and those who voted independently in the Republican primaries — want President Donald Trump to run again in 2024, according to a new Newsmax/McLaughlin Associates poll. Here are highlights from the Newsmax/McLaughlin poll: In all, 53% of Republican primary voters say they would favor Trump in a field of 13 […]

Is it necessary to send small children home from school when one in a ‘bubble’ gets Covid? And the scandal of letting parents congregate outside schools and not properly social-distancing.

11 September 2020 By Paul Martin

Is it time for the UK government to get a dose of educational and medical reality? Why has the government made it compulsory to send even primary school children home if anyone in a school ‘bubble’ is shown to have coronavirus (Covid-19)?

Young children in Britain are usually being made to keep socially distant from each other at school. But in the Netherlands schoolchildren are, literally and figuratively, much closer.

10 June 2020 By Paul Martin

In Dutch schools, for pupils under 12, there is no government requirement for social distancing between the children. In Britain, where Reception Classes and Year Six Classes began this week (June 11), there is.

Have the Dutch have got it right, and the British got it wrong?

EXCLUSIVE: Can God be blamed for the deaths of hundreds of Christians in Sri Lanka one year ago? Or for the mass murders of 9-11? Or for the Corona Virus death toll? A top Catholic cardinal gives us his interpretation.

20 April 2020 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin. God should not be made a “scapegoat” for the mass killings or suffering that occur in this world, says a leading Roman Catholic Cardinal. We should instead look to the failings of humans as the cause: especially those he claims are creating wars and conflict to fuel the purchase of weapons and […]