Guest Speaker

The Right’s Lost For Words

‘If Tories want people to vote with their hearts as well as their heads, they must take back words such as “social justice”, “welfare”, and “workers”’

Monstered by Momentum

‘Fake news, incessant trolling, and vicious caricatures have become the hallmarks of modern election campaigns’

Departing In Peace

The departing former Conservative MP reflects on his 34 years in the Commons

Labour’s Uphill Task

The Labour MP who has represented Edgbaston for 20 years also bids farewell with a warning to her party of tough times ahead

Time To Cap The CAP

We must abandon food production subsidies to forge the kind of new trade deals we require

It Was A Very Good Year

"After the Brexit vote I was thrilled by the feeling of being on the right side of history"

In Defence Of “Free Speech”

"I could not be clearer about the threat that comes from what I call the assassin’s veto: people who say, 'If you say that, we will kill you'"

Brought To Life By ‘Death In Venice’

"Death in Venice is the best book ever written about the nature of creative talent"

Rebel, Rebel

"Reg Prentice’s 1977 defection heralded the ascendancy of Margaret Thatcher"

The NHS? A Mess

‘Our rigid, unresponsive centralised healthcare system, designed by state-socialists and run by bureaucrats, serves neither patients nor practitioners’

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"