Sam Ashworth-Hayes

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…

What the England team doesn’t get about ‘taking the knee’

9 June 2021 2:48 am

England’s players being booed by their own fans is not a new phenomenon. But for the booing to be about…

What happens now that Rhodes didn't fall?

2 June 2021 4:00 pm

Oriel College, Oxford’s decision to retain the statue of Cecil Rhodes has generated the usual voluminous fury. It has also shown it…

Let's call time on Britain's gerontocracy

20 March 2021 6:00 pm

The boomers are eating their grandchildren. They don’t see it this way, of course, but they are doing it nonetheless.…

Why unconscious bias training doesn't work

14 February 2021 6:30 pm

It’s hard not to feel a bit sorry for Bill Michael, who recently resigned as UK boss of KPMG. While he…

Reparations can't right the wrongs of the past

21 November 2020 6:15 pm

It’s all change at Jesus College, Cambridge. The marble memorial to Tobias Rustat is coming down. His portrait is no longer…

Did slavery really make Britain rich?

19 June 2020 4:29 pm

‘It’s a sad truth that much of our wealth was derived from the slave trade’, said London’s mayor Sadiq Khan.…

abolish police

Abolish the police. Then what?

10 June 2020 3:42 am

One of the best rules of thumb to emerge from systems theory is Stafford Beer’s famous statement: the purpose of…