Stephen Daisley

A vote for Labour is a vote for anti-Semitism

30 October 2019 2:24 am

The December election that now looks inevitable will be, as all elections are, a test. A test of a decade-old…

Can the Tories hold on to their Scottish seats?

30 October 2019 1:09 am

The prospect of a Christmas election is one the Scottish Conservatives do not greet with enthusiasm. The party has lost…

Spain was wrong to jail the Catalan separatists

16 October 2019 3:48 am

Some things just don’t pass the gut test. Your head tells you they’re right, all the facts point in their…

Thwarting Brexit probably won’t stop Brexit

8 October 2019 5:00 pm

What if they succeed in thwarting Brexit? The odds seem weighted against Boris Johnson delivering his do-or-die (-in-a-ditch) promise to…

The truth about David Cameron’s progressive legacy

23 September 2019 8:55 pm

One of the downsides of all this snarking at David Cameron over Brexit is that the rest of his legacy…

Justin Trudeau isn’t a racist, he’s a spoiled rich kid

20 September 2019 5:58 am

I don’t like to say I told you so — I bloody love it. Lo, a whole 19 months ago,…

Corbyn is the only unthinkable outcome in this political crisis

14 September 2019 3:48 pm

For something that has yet to and may never happen, Brexit has reordered the fundamentals of British politics in just…

Gatekeeper anxiety: a new disease for our times

7 September 2019 9:00 am

A general election looms, the outcome could go almost any way and those who normally offer themselves as experts are…

The Glasgow riots reflect Scotland’s ugly political tribalism

2 September 2019 5:02 am

In 2014, a young SNP activist called Aidan Kerr caused some consternation when he contended that Scotland was undergoing ‘Ulsterisation’.…

Forget Greenland, Donald Trump should buy Scotland

24 August 2019 2:24 am

Donald Trump’s attempted purchase of Greenland may have fallen through but if he’s still in the market, there’s some prime…

Could Boris Johnson be the last Prime Minister of the UK?

6 August 2019 12:09 am

Now it gets messy. Lord Ashcroft’s poll putting support for Scottish independence at 52-48 (the cursed percentages) is the first…

Neither Boris Johnson nor Jeremy Hunt is up to the job of being PM

16 July 2019 7:20 am

The Final Showdown, as the Sun/Talkradio’s debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt was billed, clarified some important points for…

Holyrood’s trans rights pause is a good thing

23 June 2019 8:39 am

A revolution stopped in its tracks is an uncanny sight. After impatiently pursuing reforms to the Gender Recognition Act (GRA),…

Brexit and the great liberal crack-up

24 May 2019 4:29 am

Brexit may yet kill the Conservative party but it is exacting a cruel psychological torture on liberalism. Liberals are supposed…

A viral hit: how the Christchurch killer weaponised internet culture

23 March 2019 9:00 am

‘Remember, lads: Subscribe to PewDiePie.’ With these words, the killer began broadcasting his slaughter of 50 worshippers at two mosques…

Bibi Netanyahu: Israel’s unloved, unlovable necessity

26 May 2018 9:00 am

Benjamin Netanyahu is one of the most unloved and unlovable figures in Israeli politics, a solid finish in a competitive…

The 67 words that ensured endless bloodshed

18 November 2017 9:00 am

If books about the Israeli-Arab conflict were building blocks, the Palestinians would have their own state already and then some.…

How to deal with Pauline Hanson’s political stunts

19 August 2017 6:55 pm

Before Trump or Farage, before Wilders or Marine Le Pen, there was Pauline. Pauline Hanson was the original rabble-rouser who…