Stephen Daisley

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…

Can Israelis trust the UN?

18 August 2022 1:46 am

You probably think you’ve heard every story there is to hear about people getting fired over their tweets. Well, here’s…

The West cannot do business with Iran

14 August 2022 4:41 am

Salman Rushdie’s would-be assassin might have been a lone wolf. He might have had no contact with military or intelligence…

Why everyone should be ‘quiet quitting’

13 August 2022 5:00 pm

The Devil Wears Prada, a 2006 box-office hit adapted from Lauren Weisberger’s best-seller, is the story of Andy Sachs (Anne…

The next prime minister needs to stand up to Nicola Sturgeon

10 August 2022 1:53 am

The next Prime Minister, whoever they are, really needs to get a grip on the declinism and defeatism of the…

We need to talk about tasers

9 August 2022 11:01 pm

Donald Burgess is the latest Briton to die after being hit by a police taser. He won’t be the last,…

Britain should follow Trump’s lead over Jerusalem

6 August 2022 5:30 pm

Liz Truss has signalled a historic shift in British foreign policy by saying she would review the location of the…

Sturgeon isn't an 'attention seeker'

3 August 2022 2:40 am

There is a lot of pearl-clutching over Liz Truss’s dismissive remarks about Nicola Sturgeon. Much of it involves conflating a…

Truss's promising stance on Scottish independence

1 August 2022 11:46 pm

Much to the chagrin of colleagues, friends and ex-friends, I’ve spent the past few years raising the alarm about how…

Scots are being sacrificed to a failed drug policy

29 July 2022 11:15 pm

The Scottish government’s attempts to spin the latest drugs deaths statistics are a grim response to a total failure of…

David Trimble was a true friend to Israel

26 July 2022 3:49 pm

Reflections on the life and legacy of David Trimble will naturally focus on his role in bringing peace to Northern…

Viktor Orbán won't save conservatism

26 July 2022 2:16 am

It’s always the ones you most expect. Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán, nationalist strongman and post-liberal poster-boy gave a speech…

The Union is in trouble whoever wins the Tory leadership race

20 July 2022 4:18 pm

It’s not a question that has enjoyed much play in the Tory leadership election but it’s a pretty important one:…

Kemi Badenoch’s last chance

19 July 2022 4:26 pm

Kemi Badenoch has one last chance. With Tom Tugendhat out on Monday evening, the MP for Saffron Walden is now…

Penny Mordaunt's worst trait

17 July 2022 10:40 pm

Right-wingers appear not to be terribly keen on Penny Mordaunt. Toby Young read her book Greater: Britain After the Storm…