Stephen Daisley

The Scottish Tories won’t accept Faragism

11 June 2024 12:22 am

Douglas Ross was not a game-changing leader of the Scottish Conservatives in the way Ruth Davidson was but he announces…

Sunak is out of touch, and always has been

8 June 2024 4:05 am

Rishi Sunak says it was a ‘mistake’ to leave the 80th anniversary commemorations for D-Day early. That’s one way to…

Why is Douglas Ross standing for parliament again?

7 June 2024 4:00 pm

Not content with being a referee and leader of the Tories in Scotland, Douglas Ross seems bent on making himself…

Farage’s milkshake attack and the perils of progressivism

6 June 2024 4:15 am

Much worse than the fact of a banana milkshake being chucked over Nigel Farage is the inevitable discourse it has…

Starmer will win the election, but Sunak won the debate

5 June 2024 8:39 am

Full disclosure: I went into the ITV election debate wanting and expecting Sir Keir Starmer to walk all over Rishi…

The taxman has failed Britain’s poor

4 June 2024 12:29 am

Today we are witnessing a significant failure of the UK state. This morning, the personal finance campaigner Martin Lewis reported…

Which seats are the Scottish Tories targeting in the election?

28 May 2024 1:11 am

The Scottish Conservatives were facing a difficult election this summer but SNP leader John Swinney may have thrown them a…

John Swinney is making a mess of the SNP’s election campaign

25 May 2024 2:30 am

Humza Yousaf lasted just over 400 days as SNP leader. Will his replacement John Swinney get that far? The question…

Stop children from suffering when their parents go to jail

23 May 2024 2:14 am

Writing about the impact on children of having a parent in prison, you always hit the same brick wall: no…

How Israel should fight back against the ICC’s lawfare

22 May 2024 3:01 am

The application for arrest warrants against Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and defence minister Yoav Gallant is an act of…

Roz Adams’s tribunal win is a victory for liberty

21 May 2024 4:12 am

As the edifice of gender identity ideology continues to crumble, along comes another example of an institution not only captured…

Why are Scottish nationalists so thin-skinned?

15 May 2024 6:59 pm

Scottish nationalists are not happy. What’s new, I hear you ask. Did they lose another leader? Has Sainsbury’s been selling…

Swinney-Forbes should get the basics right

9 May 2024 3:17 am

John Swinney, Scotland’s new first minister, has appointed his inaugural cabinet – and it’s almost unaltered from the team headed by Humza Yousaf.…

Holyrood needs Kate Forbes

3 May 2024 3:17 am

There are a number of very good reasons that Kate Forbes is not standing for SNP leader. Chief amongst them…

Sadiq Khan should be ashamed of his attack on the Chief Rabbi

27 April 2024 4:00 am

A while back, Lee Anderson got himself into trouble for claiming Islamists had ‘got control’ of Sadiq Khan. Levelling said…

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…