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In defence of Matthew Parris

17 July 2019 17:09

A perfectly sensible observation from Matthew Parris has incurred the wrath of his colleagues on the Times. Speaking of Trump’s…

The complaints are piling up at the BBC after my Newsnight appearance

16 July 2019 12:27

For those of you who were not watching, if you have the time, take a look at the interview I…

Roma is being celebrated for all the wrong reasons, writes Slavoj Žižek

14 January 2019 12:10

My first viewing of Roma left me with a bitter taste: yes, the majority of critics are right in celebrating it…

The lies and liars of Brexit

11 December 2018 10:31

I started my first job at Westminster in 1994, more than half a lifetime ago. Almost all of my career…

Top ten horrors from the Brexit ‘legal advice’

5 December 2018 16:00

Despite numerous attempts by the government to keep it hidden, the Attorney General’s legal advice has finally been published. The…

Mervyn King: May’s deal is a shameful betrayal of Brexit

4 December 2018 13:43

It’s safe to say that Mervyn King,  former Bank of England governor, does not quite agree with Mark Carney on…

Ten myths from the ‘no-deal’ Project Fear

1 December 2018 13:17

Myth 1. The UK economy could shrink by eight per cent in a single year under no deal (Project Fear,…

It is time we civilised the Sentinelese people

26 November 2018 12:07

John Allen Chau behaved immorally and recklessly when he approached North Sentinel Island in the Bay of Bengal last week.…

The Brexit deal: 40 rebuttals to Mr Steerpike’s 40 horrors

17 November 2018 19:22

Is a deal better than no deal? In a bid to answer that question, Mr Steerpike published a list of…

The top 40 horrors lurking in the small print of Theresa May’s Brexit deal

17 November 2018 8:55

This week, Theresa May’s government teetered on the point of collapse over her proposed Brexit deal. The withdrawal agreement between…

In defence of Roger Scruton

7 November 2018 16:23

Once identified as right-wing you are beyond the pale of argument,’ wrote Sir Roger Scruton. ‘Your views are irrelevant, your…

J.K. Rowling and the darkness on the left

24 September 2018 9:45

You rarely come across a character in modern literature like Jimmy Knight. He’s a racist, but that’s not what makes…

What happens when Steve Bannon is given a platform?

18 September 2018 19:34

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the interesting question of whether or not the former chief strategist to…

The Swedish Prime Minister has gambled with his country’s future

8 September 2018 19:26

The Swedes are going to the polls in one of the most significant bellwether-elections in Europe this year. The international…

How Caroline Lucas fell foul of the transgender thought police

4 September 2018 9:12

Last week, it emerged that Linda Bellos, veteran feminist of the Old Left, faces legal action for having said the…

Who will speak for the working class? Everyone, apart from the working class

28 August 2018 16:52

It’s funny how the new left’s rule against speaking on behalf of groups to which you do not belong never…

The trans rights activists’ latest target: Corbynite royalty

28 August 2018 13:10

If you have any doubts about how far a small (and unrepresentative) group of “trans rights” advocates and activists will…

The real lesson of a Swedish deportation protest

27 August 2018 13:59

A few weeks ago I wrote in this space about the case of Elin Ersson. She is the young Swedish…

Admit it, Trump is right about Sadiq Khan

13 July 2018 12:47

I’m sorry to say this, but Donald Trump really doesn’t think much about Britain at all. He may have some…

Why proud Scots should now support England

8 July 2018 9:34

Is it coming home? If it is, don’t expect all the home nations to welcome it. In Scotland, the dismal…