Stephen Daisley

Will the BBC become a victim of its own bias?

11 July 2020 7:32 pm

The BBC is losing me. It’s a sudden estrangement and an unwelcome one but I can’t seem to shake it…

Boris doesn't understand the Union

2 July 2020 5:50 am

Boris Johnson’s statement that ‘there is no such thing as a border between England and Scotland’ is born of ignorance…

Boris's 'New Deal' is nothing of the sort

1 July 2020 4:41 pm

The best thing I can say about Boris Johnson is that he’s not a real Tory. The Prime Minister belongs…

The rise of coercive progressivism

28 June 2020 5:36 pm

What has followed the killing of George Floyd did not begin with the death of a man under the knee…

Conservatives – corporations are not your friend

13 June 2020 6:47 pm

Amazon is suspending police use of its face-recognition software, HBO Max has pulled Gone With the Wind and Paramount Network…

Mob justice is no justice

8 June 2020 9:51 pm

It doesn’t matter how good your intentions are, it’s your process that counts. The push to topple a statue of…

What Bibi wants to do in the West Bank is not annexation

7 June 2020 5:01 pm

Fifty-three years ago today, Israel was fighting for its survival. In a larger sense, that doesn’t make it all that…

nihilism

The creeping nihilism of the American left

4 June 2020 9:45 pm

The twin temptations of American liberalism are to radical excess and conservative stasis. Because liberalism is a practical philosophy of…

It is a pity both Trump and Twitter can’t lose

30 May 2020 5:22 pm

It may be the ultimate Kissinger Dilemma: Donald Trump versus the platform that helped make Donald Trump president. Contemplating war…

Is this the week the magic died for Boris Johnson?

28 May 2020 2:17 am

What is really going on here? The via dolorosa Boris Johnson is trudging along is about more than Dominic Cummings’s…

Homage to Lyra McKee — the journalist I miss most

16 May 2020 9:00 am

In the two generations since Watergate, the image of the journalist has gone from that of plucky truth-seeker to sensationalist…

Britain must back Australia in its fight against China

15 May 2020 9:49 pm

China is a bully and the sooner the West understands that, the sooner we can begin to push back. Beijing…

Scotland’s chilling new blasphemy law

12 May 2020 6:37 pm

The new Hate Crime Bill proposed by the Scottish Government is a sweeping threat to freedom of speech and conscience.…

Why is the EU sharing loopholes in its own anti-terror rules?

9 May 2020 5:45 pm

You know those stories about how the EU is banning busty barmaids or Bombay mix that turn out to have…

Why Iran meddled in Scotland's independence referendum

7 May 2020 5:10 pm

The news that Iran interfered in the Scottish independence referendum is not terribly surprising. The Islamic Republic, along with Russia…

Our toothless response to China is embarrassing

5 May 2020 6:20 pm

If you have been troubled by the government’s failure to get tough on the country responsible for our present malaise,…

Lockdown sceptics might be wrong, but let's still listen to them

1 May 2020 2:58 am

Does Laura Perrins want me dead? The conservative commentator is coruscating about the government’s Covid-19 response. She abhors the lockdown…

Israel's coalition deal means the Trump Peace Plan is back on track

22 April 2020 8:09 pm

After three stalemate elections in a year, Israel finally has a government. Incumbent prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader…

China must pay a diplomatic price for its cover-up

19 April 2020 4:42 am

When it comes to China, Dominic Raab says: ‘We can’t have business as usual after this crisis’. Business as usual…

Over-zealous police put the entire lockdown strategy at risk

12 April 2020 2:31 am

Coronavirus is bringing out the best in some public services and the worst in others. I’m still being a snob…

The Jewish Chronicle must be saved

9 April 2020 7:58 pm

The Jewish Chronicle must be saved. Take that as our starting point and there is all the more chance of…

A Brexit delay could last longer than you think

3 April 2020 6:15 pm

Here’s something Brexiteers might want to keep an eye on. While the country’s attention is welded to the Tesco delivery…

Pure chutzpah: the breathtaking daring of Operation Moses

29 February 2020 9:00 am

Menachem Begin was Israel’s most reviled and misunderstood prime minister. Reviled by Britain for his paramilitary activities against the British…

Nicola Sturgeon’s immigration hypocrisy

21 February 2020 7:17 am

Living in Scotland, it’s depressing to hear the way UK Government ministers talk about immigration. I have one proposal in…

The UN should be ashamed of its anti-Israel boycott list

18 February 2020 2:02 am

I knew if we waited long enough, the United Nations would make itself useful. The Office of the High Commissioner…