CCHQ Nobbles Troublesome Snapper

Fellow photographers have expressed disappointment at the famous Political Pictures snapper Steve Back going native. Back is usually a real thorn in the side for the Tories, he is well-known for those long lens photos of unguarded ministers carrying papers up and down Downing Street. CCHQ wisely snapped him up as the official photographer for the Tory campaign, and have got him taking helpful soft focus shots of the PM and flattering photos of her expensively dressed aides. Suppose getting Steve on the payroll is one way of stopping him from taking those embarrassing pictures…

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Scruton reflects on Twitter’s vigilantes…

“We in Britain are entering a dangerous social condition in which the direct expression of opinions that conflict – or merely seem to conflict – with a narrow set of orthodoxies is instantly punished by a band of self-appointed vigilantes. We are being cowed into abject conformity around a dubious set of official doctrines and told to adopt a world view that we cannot examine for fear of being publicly humiliated by the censors. This world view might lead to a new and liberated social order; or it might lead to the social and spiritual destruction of our country. How shall we know, if we are too afraid to discuss it?”


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