David Green

Donald Trump is right to take action against China

10 January 2017 11:33

It’s a mistake to think of Donald Trump as a protectionist, as Boris Johnson will have discovered during his recent…

(Photo: Getty)

The High Court’s Brexit ruling is a product of our ‘post-truth’ age

3 December 2016 10:00

In November the High Court decided that the Government had no power to give notice to leave the EU under…

Theressa May Attends Her First EU Council Meeting As British Prime Minister

Britain doesn’t need to bluff about Brexit

31 October 2016 15:32

The Government’s insistence that we should not give away our hand in negotiations with the EU has backfired. It is…

(Photo: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty)

Rod Liddle’s ‘humour with a philosophical purpose’

6 June 2014 13:00

At times hilariously funny and full of insight, Selfish, Whining Monkeys is a profound analysis of how British culture has…

Criticising Pfizer is not anti-business and does not reveal hostility to free enterprise (Photo: Getty)

In America, Pfizer would struggle to launch a hostile takeover

21 May 2014 12:33

The Pfizer takeover debate has been framed as a dispute between politicians, who claim to speak for the public interest,…

Michael Gove and David Cameron hold a meeting with Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw, who today criticised the way some local authorities handle underperforming schools. Picture: Getty

Ofsted vs English education

26 January 2014 21:05

The head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, believes that supporters of Michael Gove are running a ‘dirty tricks campaign’ against…

Prime Minister David Cameron Speaks At The Conservative Spring Forum

Michael Gove’s planned national curriculum is designed to renew teaching as a vocation

2 April 2013 17:37

Michael Gove’s planned national curriculum, heavily influenced by American reformer E.D. Hirsch, came under strong attack over the weekend. Critics…

A poster from the 1970 General Election. Photo: The Conservative Party Archive/Getty Images

Liam Fox, Theresa May and the meaning of conservatism

14 March 2013 15:41

Speeches by Theresa May and Liam Fox have produced a surge of interest in what Conservatives stand for. Politics in…


Time’s up for the NHS monopoly

8 February 2013 12:51

Is it time we faced up to the fact that the NHS itself is the reason for the continuous stream…


A serious political party would defend traditional marriage

6 February 2013 10:23

What is the point of a Conservative party that does not see practical value, perhaps wisdom, in traditional institutions such…

Untangling the 50p knot

3 September 2011 10:19

The 50p tax rate is seen by some as a way of tackling the “undeserving rich” discussed in this week’s…

NHS Reform: In praise of ‘cherry-picking’

27 May 2011 16:46

The British Medical Association (BMA) has always been a trade union with elements of professionalism on the edges. Its report…

Cameron must defeat Clegg and break the NHS’ monopoly

18 May 2011 11:08

‘NHS good, private health bad’. ‘State good, market bad’. ‘Four legs good, two legs bad’. Whenever political leaders get into…

The Tory right are the true liberals of this parliament 

12 May 2011 15:32

In yesterday’s speech to commemorate 12 months of the coalition, Nick Clegg promised a stronger liberal identity in the future.…