Dan Hitchens

Who is to blame for Brexit?

24 September 2016 11:00

With Italy facing a referendum that could unseat its president, the EU’s member states in furious conflict over immigration, and…

Dan Walker’s creationism shouldn’t disqualify him from breakfast TV

11 February 2016 17:48

According to the Times, Dan Walker, the new BBC Breakfast presenter, is ‘a creationist’. A ‘senior BBC figure’ is quoted…

Briefing: What is the EU ‘red card’ and will it make any difference at all?

2 February 2016 18:02

The ‘red card’ on proposed EU legislation has been hailed by David Cameron as a breakthrough; the ‘Stronger In’ campaign…

Taharrush Gamea: has a new form of sexual harassment arrived in Europe?

14 January 2016 12:27

The Swedish and German authorities say they have never encountered anything like it: groups of men encircling then molesting women…

Briefing: what’s behind the junior doctors’ strike?

12 January 2016 12:34

What’s the objection to the new contract? It applies to all junior doctors – that is, doctors who aren’t consultants and…

Britain needs Christianity – just ask Alan Partridge

24 December 2015 18:26

Are we really, as David Cameron claimed in his Christmas message, a country shaped by ‘Christian values’? Yesterday’s Evening Standard poll…

Why is the National Audit Office chairman defying his own code of conduct?

18 December 2015 17:53

Everybody skims over a document at some point: when you’re asked to agree to terms and conditions before accessing wifi,…

Revealed: Osborne’s Budget giveaways for Tory marginals

25 November 2015 19:29

Back in March, the Plymouth Herald was delighted by ‘a Budget with plenty for Plymouth’. As Mark Gettleson noted on Coffee…

There’s nothing irrational about patriotism

11 November 2015 16:54

In the run-up to Remembrance Day, my local branch of the Quakers has been displaying a sign on the front…

Free speech is the natural ally of transgender rights

27 October 2015 12:13

Transgender men and women have a powerful story to tell. Their experiences are often heartrending: we should be appalled that…

British universities have a duty to defend the ‘unsafe’ space

13 October 2015 15:13

In the ever-noisier debate about campus censorship, one party has been noticeably silent: the universities themselves. Last week, the journalists…

The tragic truth behind the ‘ShoutYourAbortion’ hashtag

22 September 2015 17:39

Try as I might, I can’t make myself furious about the #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag. It is, above all, cause for sadness.…

The Prevent strategy has finally reminded the NUS why free speech is worth defending

21 September 2015 15:10

It is a startling about-turn. The National Union of Students, who have played a considerable role in the dismal recent…

The Assisted Dying Bill was crushed today, thanks to doctors and disability groups

11 September 2015 20:56

The best speeches on the Assisted Dying Bill today were intelligent and sensitive – but not terribly new. The arguments were more or…

Many people feel their life is worthless. The Assisted Dying Bill tells them they might just be right

10 September 2015 12:50

As Charles Killick Millard conceded, there was an issue about grandparents. Millard, the leading figure of the Voluntary Euthanasia Legalisation…

What exactly is the point of the Oxford Professor of Poetry? And will Wole win it?

2 June 2015 16:24

‘People are terribly interested in the election,’ said Christopher Ricks before his 2004 inaugural lecture as Oxford Professor of Poetry,…