Civil Rights

Only the right kind of women are invited to march against Donald Trump

21 January 2017 9:39

The Women’s March on Washington is going to be big. Officials say 1,800 buses have been registered to park in…

50 years on, the battle for civil rights continues in America

7 March 2015 17:11

Fifty years since the first civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, America still has huge problems with race. Only…

Border controls are a basic human right – is it un-Christian to oppose mass immigration?

28 October 2014 10:13

Is it sinful to be not so keen on the whole immigration thing? I suppose Justin Welby thinks so, according…

Tony Abbott fights the good fight for aborigines’ rights

27 June 2014 9:54

The status of aborigines in Australia has, to be frank, hardly crossed my radar until now. But that was before…

The cheating language of equality

10 June 2014 12:52

If you write about the mentally ill – people who suffer a short breakdown, maybe, or long periods of crippling…

‘The left’ doesn’t matter; but its cowardice does

17 December 2013 18:02

I know it’s not quite the year’s end. But I think the sweetest words I heard in 2013 are already…

You have to admire the chutzpah of the Saudis in protesting religious intolerance

12 December 2013 17:12

Further to yesterday’s post on Britain’s apathy about Christian persecution, the main question people asked in response was: what can…

How much of homophobia is just generic macho stupidity?

21 November 2013 15:51

I fear that Stonewall are turning into those old colonels who used to write to the Telegraph complaining that the…

Peter Tatchell’s shameful treatment of Valery Gergiev, and others

8 November 2013 10:01

Did anyone else feel a bat-squeak of embarrassment, a ‘Not in My Name’ sort of feeling, at the barracking of…

My idea for a new date in the calendar – Hate Speech Day

7 November 2013 17:00

I know we’re inundated with ‘raising awareness’ days these days when we’re supposed to wear a bracelet or grow facial…

The Catholic bishops of England need Damian McBride’s help

6 November 2013 13:00

Most Coffeehousers are probably profoundly and justifiably cynical about anything masquerading as a consultation exercise in politics, so it might…

Should Saudi men be allowed to drive?

5 November 2013 15:47

It’s important that newspapers make themselves sounding boards for unpopular opinions, especially in an age when identity is sacred and…

Obama comes out for gay marriage

10 May 2012 13:48

video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player It isn’t just this side of the Atlantic where same-sex marriage is very much on…

The Hollobone dimension

17 July 2010 18:00

As Paul Goodman notes, it is entirely possible that Philip Hollobone’s statements about the burka were taken out of context.…

Robert Byrd, 1917-2010

28 June 2010 13:05

Robert Byrd, the longest serving Senator in American history, has died aged 92. Byrd will be remembered not only for…

David Davis is the darling of the Tory right

11 June 2010 15:32

ConservativeHome conducted a poll into prominent, right-wing Tory backbenchers. Unsurprisingly, David Davis topped the poll. 70 percent of respondents hold…