Excessive politeness by Britons is making a mess of place names at home and abroad

The censorious culture of the liberal Left is hostile to freedom of expression. The fate of the trans-rights movement evinces this pointless politics

The tumult in Kiev 15 years ago seemed a victory for progress and idealism—but the Orange Revolution marked the furthest point of democracy’s advance

Britain faces a bright future after Brexit, says Budapest’s departing ambassador, but Hungary has to remain in the EU

The scale of economic inequality across the UK is scandalous. Roads and broadband won’t fix this: strong social infrastructure will

Conservatives like to talk about personal responsibility. They should define it more carefully

Literary Paris and the French Left have had a blind spot for paedophilia—for decades

Developing “character” is a perennial aim in education, but there is little agreement on exactly what it is or how to find it

Trainee teachers face a fragmented, messy system, fail to get the mentorship and support they need, and end up desperate to leave

My book on Chinese influence in Australia was shunned and denounced. Similar pressures are at play in the UK