Stephen Daisley

Could this be the Scottish Greens’ tuition fees moment?

21 April 2024 12:08 am

Questions of power bedevil radical politics. Is entry into government the only way to force change? Do the opportunities of…

Thwarting Iran’s attack was not a ‘win’ for Israel

15 April 2024 9:49 pm

‘You got a win. Take the win.’ This is reportedly what US President Joe Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin…

The West must stand behind Israel after Iran’s attack

14 April 2024 8:58 am

Iran’s drone and missile attack on Israel is an escalation from the fiery but ultimately empty rhetoric we are used…

Have Scottish politicians read the Cass Review?

12 April 2024 6:14 am

The Cass Review may prove to be a tipping point in radical gender ideology’s march through mainstream politics, institutions and…

Don’t feel too encouraged by police leniency with JK Rowling

3 April 2024 7:09 am

Police Scotland, who are responsible for enforcing Humza Yousaf’s Hate Crime Act, have found no criminality in a series of tweets posted…

JK Rowling has exposed the absurdity of Scotland’s Hate Crime Act

2 April 2024 5:28 am

Humza Yousaf’s illiberal Hate Crime Act is now in force and its first day has been a doozy. The SNP’s…

Why did the SNP make allowances for Spain during Covid?

25 March 2024 5:06 am

The Covid Inquiry’s recent Scottish sojourn brought several weeks of bad headlines for the SNP. One revelation got less attention…

Cameron is wrong to threaten Israel with an arms embargo

23 March 2024 11:49 pm

Britain’s Foreign Secretary David Cameron is threatening to suspend arms sales to Israel. The Telegraph reports that the former prime…

The hubris of Scotland’s lofty Net Zero targets

21 March 2024 1:53 am

Scotland’s climate goals are ‘no longer credible’ and there is ‘no comprehensive strategy’ to move away from carbon to Net…

How to fix the elites

20 March 2024 5:41 am

Few things get the British quite as worked up as private schools. To the left, they are factories of inequality…

Israel’s ‘allies’ should reckon with reality

19 March 2024 4:00 am

Everyone wants an end to the fighting in Gaza. The United States backs ‘an immediate and sustained ceasefire’. The European…

The revolution has devoured AOC

7 March 2024 5:21 am

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, the super-progressive congresswoman, was leaving the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn with her fiancé when she was confronted by…

Vulnerable children don’t belong in jail

6 March 2024 3:09 am

Britain’s prisons brim with vulnerable people but perhaps the most vulnerable are children. At 30 September 2023, there were 301…

Something the Tories can learn from Canada’s conservatives

29 February 2024 9:43 pm

When contemplating the scale of the Tories’ expected drubbing in the coming general election, some commentators reach for the example…

Defacing Amy Winehouse’s statue is anti-Semitic

20 February 2024 4:21 am

It’s not about Jews, it’s about Zionism. It’s not anti-Semitism, it’s pro-Palestinianism. It’s not racism, it’s social justice. These are…

Britain’s Jews aren’t safe

18 February 2024 8:07 pm

The explosion of hatred and extremism prompted by the October 7 massacre was never going to limit itself to the…

Javier Milei is no populist

8 February 2024 3:20 am

When Javier Milei visited Israel and announced that he would be moving Argentina’s embassy to Jerusalem, I suppose that was terribly ‘populist’…

Nothing will change after Mike Freer stands down

1 February 2024 9:36 pm

Nothing will change in the wake of Mike Freer’s decision to stand down. That a Member of Parliament says he…

Spain and the mystery of Scotland’s Covid travel list

1 February 2024 6:00 pm

Nicola Sturgeon had a very rough time at the UK Covid-19 inquiry in Edinburgh yesterday. A sticky moment in particular…

David Cameron is in a muddle over Palestine

1 February 2024 1:46 am

The definition of madness, commonly attributed to Albert Einstein, is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a…

John Fetterman’s noble support for Israel should be no surprise

28 January 2024 8:11 pm

Politicians are like bad boys: never fall in love with them, they’ll always hurt you in the end. But try…

Replacing Sunak won’t rescue the Tories

25 January 2024 4:11 am

Sir Simon Clarke’s call to replace Rishi Sunak leans heavily on Tory MPs being in denial about the scale of defeat that…

Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda Bill is a sham

18 January 2024 5:45 pm

In voting through the government’s Rwanda Bill, Conservative MPs have made a declaration: they want to reduce illegal immigration but…

Could a 1997-style wipeout spell the end of the Tories?

15 January 2024 7:51 pm

There is not a crumb of comfort for the Conservatives in the YouGov poll splashed across the front of this…

The Reform party is just another Thatcherite redux

6 January 2024 3:59 am

What exactly does the Reform party stand for? Helpfully, its leader Richard Tice gave a press conference on Wednesday at which he…