Stephen Daisley

Replacing Sunak won’t rescue the Tories

25 January 2024 4:11 am

Sir Simon Clarke’s call to replace Rishi Sunak leans heavily on Tory MPs being in denial about the scale of defeat that…

Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda Bill is a sham

18 January 2024 5:45 pm

In voting through the government’s Rwanda Bill, Conservative MPs have made a declaration: they want to reduce illegal immigration but…

Could a 1997-style wipeout spell the end of the Tories?

15 January 2024 7:51 pm

There is not a crumb of comfort for the Conservatives in the YouGov poll splashed across the front of this…

The Reform party is just another Thatcherite redux

6 January 2024 3:59 am

What exactly does the Reform party stand for? Helpfully, its leader Richard Tice gave a press conference on Wednesday at which he…

Barbara Rymell deserved dignity

8 December 2023 3:12 am

There is no getting around the death of Barbara Rymell. When I read the Telegraph’s story about this 91-year-old who died while care home staff…

The Tories are governing for Westminster obsessives

5 December 2023 4:11 am

You know the Tories are worried about their core vote when they start talking tough on the BBC licence fee.…

Alistair Darling only saved the country

1 December 2023 3:03 am

Alistair Darling was one of the most consequential politicians of the past half-century but he had the misfortune to be…

There’s no one to vote for if you want controlled immigration

24 November 2023 4:03 am

There has been much Tory huffing and puffing about the ONS revising 2022 net migration to 745,000, up from its…

Removing Hamas will not solve everything

23 November 2023 7:00 pm

Ever since Hamas invaded Israel, massacred 1,200 of its citizens and kidnapped 240 as hostages, there has been an effort…

The problem with the BBC’s Israel coverage

17 November 2023 2:18 am

Since the 7 October massacre, various institutions across the West have damaged their reputations when covering the murder of 1,200…

Suella Braverman hit Sunak where it hurts

15 November 2023 6:09 am

Sacked ministers seldom have nice things to say about the boss but Suella Braverman’s letter to Rishi Sunak is a…

David Cameron? Seriously?

14 November 2023 12:37 am

All political careers end in failure but few return to prove it a second time. David Cameron, forced to resign…

Suella Braverman is right for once

10 November 2023 3:15 am

There can be few sins in politics graver than giving Suella Braverman a point. Yet that is exactly what the…

TikTok teens have an anti-Semitism blind spot

8 November 2023 10:12 pm

How could anyone hate Lily Ebert? The 99-year-old from Golders Green dedicates her life to teaching younger generations about the…

It’s time to have a think about devolution

4 November 2023 3:37 am

The Scottish government has launched another white paper on independence, this time on the subject of migration. It is the…

How Britain failed Israel

28 October 2023 5:15 pm

That the United Kingdom’s central institutions are rotten, crumbling, captured and perhaps beyond recovery is not news, but the Gaza…

Why Israel is set to invade Gaza

28 October 2023 7:56 am

If reports this evening are correct, Israel is stepping up its ground operations in Gaza. The Jerusalem Post quotes IDF…

Britain needs to rethink devolution

23 October 2023 3:06 am

Scotland is stuck. This week has only confirmed it. SNP leader Humza Yousaf used his party conference in Aberdeen to…

What Britain should do about Hamas

10 October 2023 11:48 pm

London is, at last, beaming Israeli flags onto its most recognisable buildings. This is an improvement on how some of…

Israel declares war on Hamas

8 October 2023 2:09 am

Some 5,000 rockets have rained down on Israeli civilians in an attack co-ordinated from land, sea and air by Gaza-based…

We should all care about the dire state of our prisons

29 September 2023 12:39 am

Charlie Taylor is not so much the canary in the coal mine of prison conditions as the British Gas engineer…

Who polices our armed officers?

27 September 2023 12:52 am

When is it acceptable for the police to kill? How do we regulate their use of lethal force? What is…

The Union is in trouble, however this week’s trans ruling goes

19 September 2023 10:16 pm

Up before the Court of Session in Edinburgh today is a legal question: was Scottish Secretary Alister Jack’s decision to…

Prisons aren’t working

12 September 2023 11:15 pm

Will we learn the lessons of Daniel Khalife? It depends what those lessons are. If they revolve solely around prison…

Scotland is right to try drug consumption rooms

12 September 2023 5:37 pm

Scotland is the drug deaths capital of Europe. Last year saw 1,051 drug misuse fatalities, a rate 2.7 times higher…