Sam Ashworth-Hayes

BLM is dying but it’s legacy lives on

19 May 2022 3:20 am

It can be hard to remember just how strange things were during the pandemic. Every day the front pages covered…

Revoking Roe v. Wade is not an assault on democracy

4 May 2022 3:45 pm

The leak of a draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has sparked a furious reaction in Britain. Yet for…

In praise of Elon Musk's Twitter takeover

26 April 2022 1:25 am

If there’s one quality that defines Elon Musk other than his entrepreneurship, it’s his ability to drive his detractors mad.…

What are the Tories for?

15 April 2022 5:00 pm

It’s an odd accusation to levy at Boris Johnson’s government, but the Conservative party feels grey. Flights of fancy suggesting…

The shameful silence surrounding David Amess’s murder

14 April 2022 12:40 am

Ali Harbi Ali has been given a whole life sentence. But perhaps this is too steep an introduction. Perhaps, like…

Neither Ukraine nor Russia can win the war

30 March 2022 6:08 pm

While Russia has agreed to pull back its troops from Kyiv, the signs of a wider breakthrough in peace talks are…

Russia has never been a part of the West

19 March 2022 6:07 pm

In 1697 Tsar Peter the Great set out on a great journey across western Europe, seeking the support of European…

In defence of mutually assured destruction

9 March 2022 9:40 pm

The slow return of the 1980s has reached its logical conclusion. The prospect of nuclear annihilation is haunting our nightmares once…

A no-fly zone is an act of war

8 March 2022 1:25 am

Fuelled by repeated appeals from President Zelensky, western support for a no-fly zone in Ukraine is growing. The number of Americans in…

Putin is no Hitler

2 March 2022 8:15 pm

That English history lessons consist of World War II and the Tudors has come back to bite us again. The…

Putin's war in Ukraine is about to turn even nastier

1 March 2022 1:02 am

Is Ukraine winning its war against Russia? Watching the conflict through Twitter or broadcast media, you’d be forgiven for thinking so. Despite…

Putin, Ukraine and the end of 'the end of history'

28 February 2022 5:22 pm

As Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops onto Ukrainian soil, the initial Western response was swift, if not underwhelming. Trade in…

Britain is trapped in a Boomerocracy

20 February 2022 8:30 pm

‘If the young knew what was good for them’ the historian Niall Ferguson once remarked, ‘they’d join the Tea party’.…

What is so enraging about a group of white men?

20 February 2022 2:08 am

Pity the poor 41 Club. The last time an image of a group of men eating dinner caused this much…

What's worse: kicking a cat or racism?

14 February 2022 7:00 pm

The best football teams are adept at turning defence into attack. After a video of centre back Kurt Zouma practising…

Life after Plan B: are we ready for the 'new normal'?

27 January 2022 9:47 pm

Is Covid over? With Plan B restrictions finally lifted, there’ll be no more working from home. Masks will no longer…

Operation Save Big Dog and the real scandal of Boris’s leadership

27 January 2022 5:41 am

There is a theory which states the primary reason for Boris Johnson’s political longevity is that there are simply so…

The Foreign Office isn’t fit for purpose

8 December 2021 4:56 am

Now that the dust from the choppers has settled, we are left with two abiding images of the West’s adventure…

Kyle Rittenhouse and the failure of the American state

20 November 2021 6:51 pm

Kyle Rittenhouse is innocent. We knew that anyway, but the simple fact of something being true in no way guarantees…

Lukashenko and Putin are exploiting Europe's migration muddle

12 November 2021 7:11 pm

At the border of Belarus and Poland, camps of migrants wait for a chance to cross the border into the…

Oxford has more to be ashamed of than Gove

7 September 2021 5:50 pm

Being the most prestigious university in the English-speaking world comes with its drawbacks. While the rolls of alumni are littered…

The problem with PC policing

28 August 2021 1:33 am

Ah, the last days of summer. Long evenings, sunny weekends, and crusty Extinction Rebellion hippies blocking arterial traffic lanes to…

Older voters are killing British democracy

22 July 2021 7:35 am

There is an idea of the state that argues that the role of government is to act as a benevolent…

The UN's American obsession

1 July 2021 9:00 am

Under other circumstances I wouldn’t mind living in the American empire here in Britain. The tithes are reasonable and the…

Why the Oxford Queen portrait row matters

11 June 2021 5:40 pm

The sheer scale of the outrage over Magdalen College Oxford electing to remove a portrait of the Queen from the…