Culture

Social media is the propaganda tool the Nazis could only dream of

6 December 2017 14:50

Last month, the venture capitalist Roger McNamee drew parallels between the persuasive powers of Facebook and those of Joseph Goebbels. McNamee…

In defence of Saturday jobs

6 December 2017 12:46

In August 1988, after weeks of practice, I created the perfect Mr Whippy ice cream. I was 14 and I…

#MeToo is the gift that keeps on giving

6 December 2017 11:56

‘What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open,’ wrote the American…

The British Army’s muddled attitude towards military dogs

5 December 2017 17:34

Almost every day a new email pops into my inbox from the website ‘change.org’. One day they’ll be asking me…

England are probably going to win the World Cup

2 December 2017 8:20

England, Belgium, Tunisia, Panama: it doesn’t make an acronym as alluring as the ‘England Algeria Slovenia Yanks’ headline The Sun…

Made in Windsor: How the young royals became Britain’s biggest reality show

27 November 2017 16:30

Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their engagement. The majority of the country will wish them every happiness,…

A mixed-race princess is just what the Royal family needs

27 November 2017 16:00

We’ve had a brown president in the White House and today, that palest of institutions, the Royal family, is formally…

‘Princess Meghan’ has arrived to cheer up Britain

27 November 2017 14:57

So, Princess Meghan it will be. No, I know that won’t be her name officially. But we all know that…

James Bond is a notorious British sex pest

27 November 2017 10:56

In an article yesterday, Niall Ferguson tried to take a nuanced position on our changing sexual mores. I think he…

It’s time for more schools to have an ‘unsafe space’

23 November 2017 17:03

A school’s decision to create an ‘unsafe space’ – where controversial ideas and works be discussed by pupils – has…

Stop Appeasing Stupidity

23 November 2017 11:01

I’ve always thought of the Daily Mail as catering to a sort of Roundhead English tradition, the inheritors of low…

Why did Paperchase bow to a few bug-eyed Corbynistas?

22 November 2017 12:16

Last Saturday, the high-street chain Paperchase ran a promotion in the Daily Mail offering two free rolls of wrapping paper.…

Stop Funding Hate has a simple aim: political censorship

22 November 2017 10:28

Here’s a law of politics that is about as cast-iron as a law of politics can be: people who hate…

The #MeToo witch hunt comes back to bite Lena Dunham

21 November 2017 12:13

Let’s take a moment to celebrate Lena Dunham. OK, so she stinks as an actress and her brand of self-indulgent,…

Beware the modern-day heretic hunters

21 November 2017 9:07

One of the most sinister noises in the world is that of dumb officialdom groping around to find some reason…

The Stepford students’ latest target is a step too far

16 November 2017 14:13

Stepford students have been busy in recent years picking off targets from the past to vent their fury at. Cecil…

Questioning gender fluidity is the new blasphemy

14 November 2017 16:36

The capitulation of the establishment to the politics of transgenderism has been astonishing. I’m struggling to remember any other time…

The problem with the Church of England’s gender guidance

13 November 2017 21:10

There has been an equivocal reaction, wouldn’t you say, to the Church of England’s pronouncement that little boys should be…

Wild lynx are either dangerous or docile – but we need to decide

31 October 2017 16:29

It’s interesting that everyone is making such a fuss about this ‘dangerous wild lynx’ that has escaped from a Welsh…

How tech lobbyists harness the power of grassroots activism

31 October 2017 12:00

A strange thing happened after TFL’s decision last month not to renew Uber’s license to operate in London. The ride…