Stephen Daisley

Is it time to replace Scotland’s sporting anthem?

18 January 2023 11:42 pm

‘Flower of Scotland’ is the unofficial national anthem north of the border but soon enough we may never hear its…

Scotland’s gender bill mess was made in Westminster

18 January 2023 3:48 am

Nicola Sturgeon is angry. The UK government has confirmed it will block her party’s controversial gender Bill, which removes key…

Sturgeon’s gender bill poses a problem for the Tories

12 January 2023 6:51 pm

Ministers will come under increased pressure to block Nicola Sturgeon’s gender legislation with the publication of a new Policy Exchange paper…

Challenging anti-Semitism is a moral imperative for non-Jews

3 January 2023 10:50 pm

One of the functions of the honours system is to articulate our principles and priorities. Amid the cringe cronyism and…

The 2024 election will be cataclysmic for the Conservatives

29 December 2022 3:51 am

I spend a lot of my time fantasising about the death of the Conservative Party. I like to picture election…

Gordon Brown is deluding himself about the SNP

7 December 2022 12:26 am

Gordon Brown needs a hobby. Golf, perhaps, or jazzercise. Anything but meddling in the constitution. He means well but his…

What now for Scottish nationalists?

24 November 2022 10:00 pm

The Scottish parliament does not have the power to legislate for a referendum on independence. The Supreme Court has made…

Britain is no country for young men

19 November 2022 1:46 am

If I had to give one piece of advice to Britons under 30 it would be this: go. Leave. Skedaddle.…

Does Westminster even care about the Union?

17 November 2022 3:37 am

The Supreme Court will hand down its judgment in the Scottish independence referendum case next Wednesday. This is the reference…

Sunak should acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

29 October 2022 2:45 am

When Liz Truss’s premiership came to an abrupt end, it appeared to spell doom for a historic policy shift raised…

Tory troubles are a reflection of the crisis facing Britain

24 October 2022 4:04 pm

One of the quaint superstitions of the moment is a belief that our political dysfunction has a ready solution. The…

The problem with Mordaunt’s trans conversion

22 October 2022 5:55 pm

Penny Mordaunt’s entry into the Tory leadership race was widely predicted and she has now become the first to throw…

How Truss can secure her legacy

17 October 2022 10:20 pm

Liz Truss needs an exit strategy. Unless she can eke past Canning’s 119 days, the Prime Minister will go down…

How to stop Just Stop Oil

15 October 2022 3:23 am

The National Gallery is home to Van Gogh’s still life Sunflowers. It’s an oil on canvas that, according to the…

Kanye West is not OK

13 October 2022 10:10 pm

Ye is the rapper formerly known as Kanye West. Even more formerly, he was known as Yeezus, back when he…

Liz Truss is a liberal. So how will she approach immigration?

27 September 2022 12:01 am

Should Tories already be feeling buyer’s remorse over their new leader? It has been only 20 days since Boris Johnson,…

The Tories are to blame for Scotland’s tax mess

24 September 2022 9:27 pm

Lost amid much of the commentary on Kwasi Kwarteng’s income tax and stamp duty cuts is that they will not…

In praise of France's tributes to the Queen

19 September 2022 10:25 pm

The death of Elizabeth II has reacquainted Britain with all the cherished irrationalities that make us who we are. Hereditary…

Liz Truss should increase Universal Credit

7 September 2022 10:32 pm

Liz Truss’s plans for a two-year energy bill freeze, estimated to cost £100 billion, underscore three points. One, the incoming Prime…

The case against a snap election

6 September 2022 12:32 am

Unless Her Majesty throws us all a curveball, Liz Truss will be the next prime minister. So let’s knock something…

The extremism on the unionist side of Scotland's independence debate

30 August 2022 11:35 pm

When a nationalist mob descended on the Tory leadership hustings in Perth recently, those of us who criticise the SNP’s…

Can Lord Frost save the Union?

30 August 2022 4:03 pm

Lord Frost is tipped to head up the Cabinet Office under Liz Truss, making him the Prime Minister’s point man…

Money won't keep the Union together

25 August 2022 5:43 pm

Despite its name, Gers Day is not an annual celebration of the Ibrox side that makes up one half of…

We shouldn't accept the Channel crossings

24 August 2022 2:18 am

Yesterday, 1,295 people arrived in the UK by crossing the Channel in small boats. That is the highest daily total…

You can't sit out the culture wars

23 August 2022 3:00 pm

As if Judy Murray wasn’t already a national treasure. When the tennis coach, mother of Jamie and Sir Andy, heard…