Claire Fox

Should it be illegal to ‘influence’ a woman seeking an abortion?

6 February 2023 7:06 pm

Law-making is a funny old business. My move from commentator to legislator has brought with it some poacher-turned-gamekeeper quandaries. While…

We must protect freedom to protest, even for those we despise

13 November 2022 8:30 pm

One of the trickiest challenges of being in politics is defending the rights of those we disagree with vehemently. That dilemma has…

Kill the bill: why Boris's crime law isn't fit for purpose

14 December 2021 12:40 am

Boris Johnson is rightly facing the wrath of Tory MPs over the proposed introduction of vaccine passports, but another piece…

Boris's miners joke reveals his contempt for the working class

7 August 2021 3:05 am

In March this year, 35 years to the month since the end of the miners’ strike, environmentalists were caught dressing…

How a serious issue with racism was reduced to a tick-boxing exercise

14 June 2020 2:17 am

Who needs statue topplers when the state will do it for you? Some bright spark in authority has decided the…

My fears about the 'new normal'

17 May 2020 4:11 pm

Perhaps there’s light at the end of the long lockdown tunnel. The roadmap at least allows hope that life might…

Staying at home doesn't make us heroes

25 April 2020 5:30 pm

I don’t particularly like the constant war analogies used about fighting coronavirus. However, when someone like Matt Hancock conjures up…

This is no time for 'gotcha!' journalism

2 April 2020 6:50 pm

The lockdown has ensured that many millions now gather round the TV and watch the daily press conference from No.10.…

Don’t expect the EU to learn any lessons from Brexit

15 February 2020 6:30 pm

I have enjoyed my first fortnight back as a civilian after my temporary stint as an MEP. Along with other…

An invitation to carry on insulting me and my fellow Brexiteers

5 October 2019 4:30 pm

After appearing on Newsnight last week, an #FBPE-monikered keyboard warrior wrote a much liked comment above my picture that read:…

It would be foolish to take Boris’s Brexit promises at face value

7 August 2019 9:26 pm

As the by-election result came through from Wales last week, one Tory Leaver tweeted this: “Brecon and Radnor is a timely…

Learn to navigate the elite’s new PC-speak – or else

14 October 2017 9:00 am

Since the EU referendum result last June our nation has been divided: not only by the vote but also by…

Generation Snowflake: how we train our kids to be censorious cry-babies

4 June 2016 9:00 am

We’re training our children to be thin-skinned, censorious and belligerently entitled