Standpoint Magazine

Letters: David Goodhart is wrong — and so is Peter Hitchens

"It is not just lack of resources which places the burden of proof on migrants, but the law — and that law lies at the basis of Home Office decision-making"

Letters: Misreading Cameron, Farming in the balance, Cathedrals and castles

Did Simon Heffer misread Cameron? Plus: a farmer responds to Lisbet Rausing


Contributors for the September/October issue of Standpoint


'It is a common trap to believe that under the Prime Minister’s Etonian brio lie liberal convictions. Experience suggests otherwise. The only thing Johnson consistently stands up for is himself, and on that, he has indeed never compromised'

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens