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Hal G.P. Colebatch
by | Aug 26, 2016

Celebrated British columnist Michael Wharton (“Peter Simple”of the Daily Telegraph) once wrote to the effect that the Anglican Church seemed determined to drag itself down to a level so far beneath contempt that there was no expression to adequately describe…

by | Aug 15, 2016

It is now a year since the leftist Malcolm Turnbull seized the leadership of the Australian Liberal (i.e. conservative) Party and the Prime Ministership of Australia from the genuine conservative Tony Abbott, in a coup as conscienceless as it was stupid,…

by | Dec 21, 2015

Australia’s new Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, who gained power over the Liberal (i.e. conservative) Party and government by a dishonorable intra-party coup, is continuing to delight the left and disgust the conservatives of his own party. He has done conservatism…

by | Dec 7, 2015

There is virtually no crumb of comfort to be salvaged for the non-Left side of politics from the results of Britain’s Oldham by-election last Thursday. Labour has increased its share of the vote from 54.8% to 62.1%. This can only…

by | Nov 23, 2015

A new page in Christian civilization’s prolonged moral suicide note to the world is under consideration in Australia. It is a small symbolic matter, with much weightier matters behind it. The Australian Army is removing the 102-year-old motto “In this…

by | Oct 30, 2015

When the conservative Liberal Party’s Tony Abbott was elected prime minister of Australia two years ago, I wrote a piece for TAS (“A Winner Heard Round the World”) hailing the fact that one English-speaking country at least was now led…

by | Oct 1, 2015

A year ago I wrote a piece arguing that Ben Carson would be an excellent vice president, but he needed more political experience before filling the Number One spot. It was arguably very impudent for me, an Australian, to advise…

by | Apr 23, 2015

I have only just discovered Pope Francis’s remarks (thank you Mark Steyn) in the immediate aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre: “Insult my mum and I will punch you.” Although this is fairly old news, it seems to me to…

by | Mar 24, 2015

Malcolm Fraser, the strange, bewildering ex-Conservative Prime Minister of Australia, has died aged 84. Fraser will be remembered favorably by the right sort of people for four things. He rid Australia of the terrible Whitlam Labor Government, when that government…

by | Mar 11, 2015

I have written in a number of places about the parlous state of Britain’s defense and the present and previous governments’ culpable failure in this regard. The Royal Air Force, for example, has gone from 17 fighter squadrons to just…

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