Stephen Daisley

Martin McGuinness – a man who put the ballot before bullets

21 March 2017 17:34

Ulster is where memory burns long and forgiveness comes slow. The death of Martin McGuinness will pass without the spilling of…

MPs can no longer employ family members – and SpAds are delighted

17 March 2017 8:31

It wasn’t quite our answer to the West Wing — too young, too cynical — but it filled a Bartlet-shaped…

How Buffy the Vampire Slayer transformed pop culture

10 March 2017 20:00

Buffy, the Vampire Slayer. Right there, those four ridiculous words, are why it shouldn’t have worked. What was this? Some…

People of faith are being driven from public life

5 March 2017 8:16

‘They will hate you because of who I am,’ Jesus says in the Gospels. He forgot to add: ‘And the…

Trump has done what journalists should have done: boycotted the White House Correspondents’ dinner

26 February 2017 17:24

The most dangerous place in Washington DC, the old joke goes, is between a politician and a television camera. It’s…

How to get away with murder

18 February 2017 11:00

Given our seamy obsession with serial killers, real and fictional, one would expect the crimes of Stephen Port to have…

Is Donald Trump good for the Jews?

15 February 2017 21:42

Yakov Blotnik, world-weary custodian of the synagogue in Philip Roth’s short story ‘The Conversion of the Jews’, has a simple outlook on…

John Bercow must be saved from the paroxysms of Parliament’s angry men

13 February 2017 19:36

John Bercow is a curious little poppet. He’s come a long way since his spotty days of undergraduate hangem’n’floggery in the…