Stephen Daisley

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…

Who will halt the SNP’s velvet revolution?

13 July 2022 11:40 pm

Where do the Conservative leadership candidates stand on the Union? Jeremy Hunt has ruled out another referendum in the next…

Who could replace Boris Johnson?

6 July 2022 4:18 pm

You have to wonder how much longer Boris Johnson can cling on. Sooner or later, he has to run out…

Nicola Sturgeon has a key advantage in her independence fight

29 June 2022 1:59 am

Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled her plan for another referendum on Scottish independence. The plebiscite – which Westminster will have to…

Progressives, don’t cheer Rwanda’s setbacks

15 June 2022 8:40 pm

The last-minute halting of the first flight to Rwanda is humiliating for Boris Johnson’s government. An urgent interim measure from…

When will companies end their embarrassing Pride hypocrisy?

4 June 2022 1:27 am

June is Pride Month, the annual exercise in rainbow-washing, and if you listen very carefully you may even hear gay…

Are the Australian election results a bad sign for the Tories?

24 May 2022 6:49 pm

Scott Morrison’s Liberals were absolutely thrashed in the Australian elections this weekend. The party’s vote collapsed, and there were big-name…

Why are progressives scared of Elon Musk?

12 May 2022 1:14 am

Billionaire edgelord Elon Musk has just given progressives another reason to dread his ongoing attempt to buy Twitter. The founder…

This is how to save the Union

28 April 2022 11:10 pm

Devolution has failed in Scotland. Nothing that follows will be of use to you if you remain in denial of…

Israel is an apartheid state

21 April 2022 11:45 pm

If you’re after evidence of apartheid in Israel, you don’t have to look very far. Amid rioting by Palestinians and…

Free speech shouldn’t depend on billionaires

16 April 2022 1:37 am

If you take any interest in social media, Silicon Valley, or the culture wars — which all seem to be…

The problem with Boris's Rwanda solution

15 April 2022 1:36 am

Is the Prime Minister’s plan to divert some asylum seekers to Rwanda racist? Is it inhumane? Is it a dead…

Who governs Britain? Not ministers, it seems

14 April 2022 4:00 pm

Who governs Britain? It’s a dangerous question, as Ted Heath learned half a century ago. But while he was concerned…

Boris deserves credit for his Ukraine response

10 April 2022 5:35 am

Boris Johnson’s visit to Kyiv is notable not only for its unannounced nature but for the additional package of support…

Is Israel facing a new Intifada?

8 April 2022 8:25 pm

Dizengoff Street is one of the busiest thoroughfares in Tel Aviv, a strip of bars, restaurants and Bauhaus architecture that…

The revealing backlash to Boris's Channel 4 sell off

7 April 2022 4:00 pm

Why is there so much anger over the sale of Channel 4? Tonnes of slebs are very cross and have signed…

It's time to bring the Falklands into the United Kingdom

3 April 2022 3:44 am

Today marks 40 years since Operation Rosario, when Leopoldo Galtieri’s commandos landed on the Falkland Islands and began an invasion…

Israel is facing a new wave of terror

30 March 2022 5:27 pm

Is Israel in the midst of another wave of terrorist violence? Five Israelis were killed in a terrorist incident on…

A letter won't educate Afghan girls

26 March 2022 3:26 am

Well, that’ll show ‘em. Liz Truss has released a joint statement with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken declaring themselves…

Why is Biden copying Obama's mistakes with Iran?

23 March 2022 6:00 pm

There was a picture taken today that says more than just a thousand words. The photograph was snapped in Sharm…

The uncertain future of the Equality Act

14 March 2022 9:17 am

Sir Keir Starmer’s interpretation of the Equality Act has caused something of a stir. The Labour leader cited the Brown-era…

Julie Burchill has found a new way to provoke: she’s turned sincere

5 March 2022 9:00 am

The greatest ever social media spat took place before the first tweet was sent, and was conducted via fax, which…

No, Scottish independence is not like the war in Ukraine

2 March 2022 8:43 am

Perhaps it’s the absence of any oppression of their own country that compels Scottish nationalists to latch onto the oppression…

What is the point of the UN?

24 February 2022 10:18 pm

When all this is over, we will have to hold a grown-up and perhaps very difficult conversation about the United…

Putin must look at the West and laugh

23 February 2022 6:15 am

Whatever the West’s response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine’s sovereignty, the crisis demonstrates the limitations of western politics and policy…