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UKIP Annual Spring Conference 2014

Say it loud, say it proud: UKIP are a party for reactionary xenophobes

3 March 2014 12:49

Sometimes what doesn’t occasion interest or drama or controversy is more interesting – or at least more telling – than what does. So perhaps it is a tribute to the… Continue reading

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Mutilating young girls is not something Britain should tolerate (Photo: AFP/ Nichole Sobecki)

The campaign against FGM must ignore intersectionality

25 February 2014 17:58

Two terms have been bouncing around a lot recently: FGM and intersectionality. Julie Burchill dealt with the latter in the Spectator last week, and triggered an angry reaction, proving that… Continue reading

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Research suggests that liberals and conservatives like to live around people like them.

When it comes to diversity, most of us vote with our feet

26 November 2013 14:37

Liberals are almost as likely to flee diversity as conservatives, according to new research by Prof Eric Kaufmann for Demos. Some 61 per cent of white people who were ‘very… Continue reading

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Polish Work Force Leads to Largest Migration In Centuries

Today's easy question: Why won't minorities support right-wing parties? - Spectator Blogs

11 December 2012 17:40

I’m afraid that I can’t help but feel some of the comments left responding to this post go some way towards answering a question Daniel Hannan asked recently: why do… Continue reading

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Western Kentucky v Mississippi Valley State

Race, gay marriage and modern Conservatism. Lessons for David Cameron from America. - Spectator Blogs

13 November 2012 17:10

So, we’ve had nearly a week to digest the results of the American election and contemplate what, if anything, it might all mean for politics there and, naturally, in this… Continue reading

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Olympics Day 3 - Beach Volleyball

Medal matters

11 August 2012 10:44

The Grauniad is running an Olympic medal table to show where all the countries would be if it was weighted for GDP. Needless to say, we do not figure, nor… Continue reading

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Invented racial ugliness

13 July 2012 11:30

I wasn’t especially impressed by Mitt Romney’s speech to the NAACP (nor, frankly, by the way Romney was booed, though that’s a different matter) but at least I wasn’t driven… Continue reading

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Romney’s pitch for the new America

12 July 2012 13:00

Tim Stanley says Mitt Romney’s speech to the NAACP’s annual convention was his campaign’s first ‘moment of magic’. Up to a point. It’s true, as Stanley observes, that Republicans once… Continue reading

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Another voice: Casablanca state of mind

22 June 2012 11:00

‘I don’t buy and sell human beings,’ says Rick to the rival club owner hoping to get the pianist Sam. ‘Too bad,’ comes the reply, ‘that’s Casablanca’s leading commodity.’ Desperate… Continue reading

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Let’s talk about this

10 May 2012 12:42

What a strange place Britain has become. You sometimes need some time away to realise quite how strange. Take yesterday’s main story: the latest paedophile rape-gang case from the north… Continue reading

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It’s poverty, not race, that ought to concern us more

6 January 2012 12:50

My Daily Telegraph column today is about how poverty is a greater problem in Britain than racism, which I describe as an ‘almost-vanquished evil’. This has drawn some criticism, not… Continue reading

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Sifting through the rubble from the riots

28 November 2011 15:59

Not many folk are aware of it, but there is an official riots inquiry and it has delivered its interim report today. Its conclusions are pretty clichéd and not really… Continue reading

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Starkey: the problem is the breakdown of national identity

20 August 2011 12:21

Public Enemy Number One, the unlikely figure of Dr David Starkey, is back in the papers; this time writing in the Telegraph to meet the cacophonous heckles that followed his… Continue reading

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In response to CoffeeHousers

13 August 2011 9:16

CoffeeHousers have been generous in their response to my post on the need for an inquiry. I thought I’d respond in a post, rather than the comments. 1) Why rush… Continue reading

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May intervenes to restore order

12 August 2011 12:50

Theresa May has banned an EDL march in Telford tomorrow, although the organisation will be allowed into the town to conduct a static demonstration. May has been a hive of… Continue reading

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Sex gangs and the triumph of ignorance

8 January 2011 12:12

As Rod Liddle notes, there’s a hell of a media storm raging over sexual abuse committed by men of Pakistani origin. Certain of the media’s more craven elements have capitulated… Continue reading

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The winning entry

13 November 2010 15:00

So just how good is it? Because of course those splendid people, the Man Booker judges, have rather prejudiced this review by going and giving their prize to Jacobson’s latest.… Continue reading

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Miliband’s colossal misjudgement

5 November 2010 12:55

The question at the bottom of this shoddy leaflet must surely join John Rentoul’s famous list. Who on earth will stand by the egregious Phil Woolas now? As with the… Continue reading

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The coalition faces a by-election test

5 November 2010 12:11

The court’s decision that the Oldham East and Saddleworth election must be re-run because Phil Woolas was guilty of illegal practices under election law presents the coalition with a dilemma.… Continue reading

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BREAKING: Abbott has made it onto the ballot

9 June 2010 12:51

David Miliband’s patronising ruse has worked. The rumours that have circulated for half an hour or so have now been confirmed by the BBC. I wonder what damage Abbott will… Continue reading

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What Makes a Labour Candidate Unsuitable?

9 April 2010 23:02

Stuart McLennan, Labour’s candidate for Moray, has resigned over his Twitter stupidity and quite right too. What a repellent individual. And how obvious he made the fact by tweeting his… Continue reading

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Grayling’s gay gaffe

5 April 2010 15:45

The Tories have weathered Chris Grayling’s gay gaffe. The story could only gain momentum if the papers had gone to town on it. They have not. The Times gives it… Continue reading

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BNP fails to publish European parliament expenses

12 March 2010 15:45

I’m aghast. I never imagined that even Griffin and Brons would fall at the first, and eminently negotiable, jump. The Telegraph reports that Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons have given… Continue reading

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Many BNP voters’ concerns are legitimate and should be recognised as such

24 February 2010 16:55

Frank Field was characteristically forthright on the Today programme this morning. “I don’t believe, given the strains (on the economy), we will be able to maintain an open door policy… Continue reading

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The House of Lords at its exceptional best

7 January 2010 23:11

Archbishop George Carey has his detractors, but his article in the Times is a candid explanation of the ills that unfettered immigration is causing this country. The tone is so… Continue reading

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