Marc Sidwell

Be less kind

‘Common-sense kindness works through the golden rule—do as you would be done by. Wokeness replaces this delicate reciprocal balance with a sort of moral socialism—a blank cheque for whoever shouts loudest’

Time to Abolish the Arts Council

Labour's "golden age" of the arts has turned into a bureaucratic nightmare of political correctness, waste and incompetence

How Fair is Fairtrade?

The recession will refocus our financial priorities, and is as good a time as any to reassess the value of Fairtrade products

ONLINE ONLY: How Sarah Got Drafted

Ordinary Americans and 'Netroots' activists chose Sarah Palin, not just John McCain

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"