Issue: June 2018

Ten more years

The culture of intolerant individualism preaches diversity but practises conformity

Basically wrong

The arguments for a basic income are as idealistic as they are simplistic. Its proponents are pursuing misguided ideals.

Tory home truth

The decline in the proportion of owner-occupiers means a decline in the number of Conservative voters

Take Tucker’s tip

Disasters happen when the last man who can remember what happened last time has retired. Now is the time for new thinking

All go for lingo

There's an entrenched myth that learning a second language as a grown-up is a Herculean — or even Sisyphean — task. It isn’t

Can Theresa May hold the Tories together?

‘Talk of bringing down the government is growing among Tory MPs alarmed by the prospect of a soft Brexit'

Signs of the times

‘Someone telling you that you are not oppressed can deal a terrible blow to your self-esteem’

Britain’s biggest challenge isn’t Brexit

‘Our biggest political and economic challenge is not Brexit. It is the fact that our growth rate has slowed to a crawl’

The new McCarthyism

‘By far the worst censors and McCarthyites are the transgender activists and their allies. There are any number of men on the Left who are happy to see women silenced and bullied for not toeing the party line’

Lightbulb moment

‘How many bureaucrats does it take to change a light bulb — or does it depend on whether they work in Brussels or Westminster?’

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens