Stephen Daisley

The problem with prison

15 May 2023 11:54 pm

The former prime minister Sir John Major has suggested the UK need not be banging up quite so many people.…

What the BBC gets wrong about Israel

11 May 2023 12:43 am

If you get your news on the Middle East from the BBC, every so often Israel appears to go mad…

How the gender debate shaped the new face of moralism

1 May 2023 7:28 pm

Disruptions of feminist meetings by trans rights activists have become commonplace in recent years. Tactics include pressuring venues, blocking entrances,…

The Guardian’s shameful double standards

30 April 2023 5:01 am

The Guardian thinks of itself as Britain’s fearless liberal conscience, trigger-sensitive to racist ‘dog whistles’ in the language and editorial…

Why I love Israel

27 April 2023 2:38 am

Israel is marking 75 years of its existence in one of the most difficult peacetime periods the country has ever…

China is right to chuckle at Britain’s foreign policy

26 April 2023 12:30 am

The Foreign Office has seven ministers, 16,000 employees, an £11bn credit card and one of these days it might get itself a foreign policy. If the…

Independence is no longer the SNP’s chief concern

8 April 2023 5:00 pm

Humza Yousaf’s government will be defined by two legacies, Nicola Sturgeon’s and his own as health secretary. The Sturgeon legacy…

The wiliest politician in the Middle East is back – but not in charge

18 March 2023 9:00 am

Benjamin Netanyahu has won a staggering sixth term in office – but his alliance with the disreputable right is inching Israel close to catastrophe

Gary Lineker was always going to win against the BBC

13 March 2023 11:04 pm

The BBC’s decision to back down and allow Gary Lineker to return to presenting is a welcome conclusion to a…

The BBC shouldn’t have taken Gary Lineker off air

11 March 2023 10:53 pm

The BBC’s decision to take Gary Lineker off the air is the sort of self-harming stupidity at which the Corporation excels. The…

Qurangate has exposed the weakness of ‘liberals’

7 March 2023 4:50 am

There’s a sudden vacancy in the constituency of Wakefield. The incumbent Labour MP hasn’t resigned or died. He just happens…

Why is an Israeli politician calling for a village to be ‘wiped out’?

3 March 2023 3:35 am

‘I think the village of Huwara needs to be wiped out. I think the State of Israel should do it.’…

Netanyahu is stoking a fire

28 February 2023 4:03 am

Huwara is a Palestinian town in the heart of the Shomron, the mountainous northern portion of the territory Israel refers…

Labour does not deserve Luciana Berger’s forgiveness

27 February 2023 2:43 am

Luciana Berger’s return to the Labour party is not only a restoration but a supreme act of forgiveness. The former…

It’s not game over yet for Kate Forbes

24 February 2023 11:00 pm

Kate Forbes’ campaign to succeed Nicola Sturgeon has been largely written off by political rivals and the media. Her Christian…

The real reason to be scared of Kate Forbes

23 February 2023 2:52 am

Kate Forbes’s religious views remain the only thing anyone wants to talk about in the contest to replace Nicola Sturgeon.…

Can progressives handle Christian politicians?

22 February 2023 3:00 am

The SNP leadership contest should not be about Kate Forbes’ religious faith but that issue has quickly come to dominate.…

Revealed: Aberdeen’s ‘curriculum decolonising’ plans

18 February 2023 9:00 am

Revealed: Aberdeen’s ‘curriculum decolonising’ plans

Why is Nicola Sturgeon resigning?

15 February 2023 9:40 pm

Nicola Sturgeon is resigning as First Minister of Scotland. We don’t yet know when — or why. After eight years…

A modest proposal for the death penalty

11 February 2023 7:00 pm

Lee Anderson has changed my mind. I’ve always been an opponent of capital punishment but the Tory deputy chairman makes an irrefutable point: ‘Nobody has ever…

Women prisoners are being let down

4 February 2023 4:08 am

The safety of women in prisons cannot be allowed to plummet back down the news agenda after the latest Sturgeon…

Why won’t the Palestinian ambassador condemn the Jerusalem massacre?

3 February 2023 5:00 pm

Husam Zomlot is head of the Palestinian mission to London and an adviser to the country’s president Mahmoud Abbas, currently…

Israel is trapped in a cycle of national self-sabotage

31 January 2023 5:00 pm

Jerusalem, 13 May 1998. Khairi Alkam, a 51-year-old Palestinian labourer, left home early in the morning to pray at al-Aqsa…

Why do young people fall for Holocaust conspiracies?

28 January 2023 1:47 am

Millennials and Generation Z pride themselves on being ‘anti-racist’. We might, then, expect that remembering the Holocaust properly would be…

The problem with Britain’s benefits debate

24 January 2023 8:33 pm

A report claiming a majority of us receive more in benefits than we stump up in tax made headlines yesterday. The analysis produced by…