Social Affairs

The iconoclastic doctor and writer whose diagnosis of the pathologies of the British underclass goes back decades has been thoroughly vindicated after England’s riots

For forty years multiculturalism enabled the authorities to ignore the effects of immigration in Woolwich. The riots have changed all that

Under Cameron’s “muscular liberalism”, the distinction between what is the government’s business and what is private citizens’ business is to be dissolved

No phrase of Margaret Thatcher caused as much uproar, and was so wilfully misinterpreted, as “There is no such thing as society.”  As usual with famous quotes, she didn’t quite say that, but she was pretty close. Her exact words came in an interview with Woman’s Own in 1987: “I think we have gone through a period when too many children and people have been given to understand ‘I have a problem, it is the Government’s job to cope with it!’ or ‘I have a problem, I will go and get a grant to cope with it!’ ‘I am homeless, the Government must house me!’ and so they are casting their problems on society and who is society? There is no such thing! There are individual men and women and there are families, and no government can do anything except through people, and people look to themselves first.”

David Cameron should enlist everybody up to the Queen to rebuild Britain’s moral foundations

Gay and lesbian couples are using surrogacy and IVF to produce designer babies

‘I would like to think that all the politically correct Brits who lined up to condemn me for “juxtapositional racism” might say a word or two about the extinction of media freedom in a major Commonwealth country, but I am not holding my breath’

The “quiet man” has nerves of steel, and his welfare reform may make the Conservatives the natural party of government again

Does ‘Fashion Maketh Woman’? Nichi Hodgson, having attended the Intelligence Squared debate, has her doubts