Political Correctness

‘Shame on you, ladies, for showing so little pride in your own hard-won Western freedoms’

Hitting the Boundaries of Polite Society

A new play, The English Game, brings social issues alive by creating characters, not mouthpieces

Name-dropping is Uncharitable

When charities drop their illustrious founders' names, we all lose

Secret Justice, Private Hell

Family courts are putting parents on trial for their children. Instead of helping to keep families together, these secretive tribunals are breaking them apart—often for trivial reasons

‘Some artists have finally had the courage to admit that they are scared. But we need them to do better than that. We need people with a voice to show that they aren’t scared’

Beyond Comprehension

The Archbishop of Canterbury, it is said, was very surprised earlier this year by the furious response to his speech about civil and religious law. I am very much surprised that he was surprised; it was hardly likely that a recommendation to incorporate parts of sharia law into English law could fail to enrage people far and wide, especially coming from him.

Admissions of Innocence

How Labour hates our ancient universities! There they are, acting as though their responsibility were to observe age-old standards and values of higher learning, when in the government’s eyes the proper function of a university is to assist modernising processes of social redistribution.

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"
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