Stephen Daisley

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French republicanism confounds American progressives

29 November 2020 12:42 am

Can an entire country sue for libel? If so, France would have a strong suit against swathes of the American…

Keir Starmer should purge Labour of the far-left

23 November 2020 2:57 am

Sir Keir Starmer was having such a good year. He broke cover early on to attack the government’s handling of…

Boris was right: Scottish devolution has been a disaster

17 November 2020 6:00 pm

Boris Johnson says devolution has been a ‘disaster’. This has the rare quality for a Boris statement of being true…

Why Democrats should abandon coercive progressivism

5 November 2020 4:57 am

The first rule of Pundit Club is: election results always mean what your political prejudices want them to mean. Since…

Scottish devolution has been tested to destruction

23 October 2020 5:55 pm

The Scottish Tories are decidedly unenthusiastic about suggestions Westminster devolve further powers to the Scottish Parliament. A proposal to stave…

Devolutionary theory: How Westminster is killing the Union

21 October 2020 4:25 pm

Robert Conquest’s third law (which may not have been his third law) says that the behaviour of any bureaucratic organisation is…

The SNP, trans rights and the war on women

17 October 2020 5:45 pm

For a while, it seemed as though Scotland was taking the lead on challenging the new gender orthodoxy. Despite all…

The Lib Dems' transphobia meltdown is complete

20 September 2020 10:59 pm

The trouble with women is that they have opinions and not necessarily the correct ones. Some even have the audacity…

The 'Notorious RBG' and her triumph over tribalism

20 September 2020 1:16 am

Ruth the Moabite is the only Biblical figure to merit the description ‘eshet chayil’ – ‘a woman of valour’. One…

Donald Trump: defender of liberalism

18 September 2020 7:33 pm

Some things are right even if Donald Trump believes them. The President’s Constitution Day speech was a doughty defence of…

The Internal Market Bill isn't radical enough

17 September 2020 4:20 pm

The more the SNP decries the Internal Market Bill, the more I warm to it. Initially, I considered it sensible…

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Does Trump deserve a Nobel Peace Prize?

14 September 2020 10:57 pm

Should Donald Trump be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize? So far the President has notched up two nominations in a…

Israel is a true ally – it's time Boris remembered that

9 September 2020 10:06 pm

Boris Johnson has described himself as ‘a passionate defender of Israel’ and, what’s more, ‘a life-long friend, admirer and supporter…

How the Tories can stop the SNP's hate crime bill

8 September 2020 6:08 pm

Free speech concerns about the SNP’s Hate Crime Bill have been mounting for months now, so it was inevitable that…

Keir Starmer’s hypocritical attack on Tony Abbott

4 September 2020 9:07 pm

One of the most impressive qualities of Sir Keir Starmer’s leadership so far has been his ability to land blows…

Could Scotland's hate crime bill make depictions of Mohammed illegal?

4 September 2020 4:00 pm

Charlie Hebdo’s decision to republish the Mohammed cartoons has the media a-fretting. Al-Jazeera called the illustrations ‘offensive’. The Daily Telegraph…

Scexit has become a matter of faith, not fact

30 August 2020 3:28 am

There is a satirical flowchart that sums up Scottish nationalism better than a thousand articles. It begins with the question:…

The legal battle over how Scots define 'woman'

29 August 2020 2:05 am

The law on gender is a mess and could either be about to get much clearer or messier still. The…

It's time for Boris to back Israel

26 August 2020 4:49 pm

Dominic Raab has visited Israel for his first trip as Foreign Secretary. By all accounts, he was made very welcome,…

Scots poll in favour of free expression

23 August 2020 6:00 pm

The SNP’s determination to push on with its draconian Hate Crime Bill has put it on the wrong side of…

Scotland's Hate Crime Bill would have a chilling effect on free speech

22 August 2020 9:40 pm

Among the encroachments on Milton’s three supreme liberties contained in Humza Yousaf’s Hate Crime Bill is a cloturing of the…

Have Arab nations forgotten about Palestine by accepting Israel?

20 August 2020 3:21 am

The Palestinians are entering one of the most precarious periods in their nation’s history. The normalisation of relations between Israel…

The rise of Scotland's Covid nationalism

19 August 2020 2:40 am

Whenever some London celebrity with a hamster’s grasp of Scottish politics simpers about moving north to escape the flaxen-fringed Franco…

The joyous Israel-UAE peace deal

14 August 2020 4:41 pm

There is a time for war and a time for peace, Ecclesiastes tells us. Joyously, in the middle of a…

The case for a new Act of Union

12 August 2020 11:03 pm

Scexit, not Brexit, will be the word that defines Boris Johnson’s premiership. The Times has a new poll from YouGov…