Manchester Square

Reasons to be cheerful

'With violent death stalking our cities and Jeremy Corbyn’s inglorious revolution threatening our future, a sickening sense of doom now hangs over the country.'

The Brexit Election?

"Our enemy is illiberalism, but the worst traitors to the cause of liberty often go by the name of liberals"

Mrs May’s Sense Of Direction

"Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election — just before Standpoint went to press — will surely come to be seen as a stroke of genius."

Panic About Populism

"Is Western civilisation about to enter a new Dark Age, presided over by “populists”? No."

Apocalyptic Apoplexy

"People understand that the threats facing the West are serious, whether or not politicians choose to take them seriously."

America, Europe and Standpoint

"The president-elect deserves the benefit of the doubt"

Illuminating Islam’s Dark Side

"Like the moon, every religion has a dark and a light side. The most enduring perversions of faith always claim scriptural authority"

Isolation Is Never Splendid

"We are all living with the consequences of the great American abdication of the last decade."

The Nelson Touch

"In her first two months on the bridge, Theresa May has skilfully steered the ship of state away from hazardous Continental rocks and into the open sea"

The People Have Spoken Now

"The European question has been given a decisive answer by the British people. We believe it was the right one. And it is final. Three other questions remain. Why did it happen? What does it mean? And what will happen next?"

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"