Stephen Daisley

Is Scotland changing the law on gender by stealth?

1 August 2020 4:50 am

It’s not often that feminists threaten legal action over plans to increase women’s representation on public boards, so the Scottish…

Jackson Carlaw’s successor and the fight to save the Union

31 July 2020 6:40 am

The Scottish Conservatives are now in crisis. Jackson Carlaw has resigned six months into his leadership and less than a…

Network Rail’s cowardly JK Rowling decision

31 July 2020 12:52 am

I  ❤ JK Rowling. There, now I’m a hate-monger, too. A digital advert reading just that — ‘I ❤ JK…

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Olivia de Havilland’s Red Scare

28 July 2020 11:26 pm

Olivia de Havilland, who has died aged 104, will forever be remembered for the role of Melanie Hamilton in Gone…

Why Putin wants Scottish independence

22 July 2020 7:12 pm

The Russia report was supposed to prove once and for all that the Kremlin rigged the EU referendum, Boris Johnson…

The West failed to stop the Holocaust – now we're failing the Uyghurs

21 July 2020 7:21 pm

In 1944, Slovak rabbi Michael Dov Weissmandl sent the US government a 30-page report detailing an extermination facility in Poland…

The continued existence of the United Kingdom is now at stake

20 July 2020 4:30 pm

When they come to write the history of the Union’s demise, there will be three guilty men. Tony Blair was…

Aussie Life

17 July 2020 11:00 pm

Jordan Shanks is not your average lefty. This unusual Australian YouTuber, who goes by the name of FriendlyJordies, disdains such…

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…

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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…