Stephen Daisley

Calling Tories ‘scum’ is part of Angela Rayner’s leadership pitch

26 September 2021 11:29 pm

The chair of this year’s Labour Party conference, Margaret Beckett opened proceedings yesterday emphasising the importance of civility. A few…

Australia and the new special relationship

18 September 2021 8:56 am

The awkwardly-named AUKUS agreement reflects Washington’s escalating concern about China’s dominance in the Indo-Pacific. It signals London’s determination to be…

Can doctors be 'neutral' on assisted dying?

16 September 2021 1:05 am

The British Medical Association (BMA) has dropped its opposition to assisted dying after a landmark vote. In doing so, it…

From Neil to Nigel: the descent of GB News

14 September 2021 10:07 pm

I can’t claim to know any behind-the-scenes rivalries or boardroom brouhaha motivating Andrew Neil’s departure from GB News but I…

The blind spot in the SNP's 'war on drink'

19 August 2021 3:30 pm

Scotland’s grim reputation for abnormally high drug fatalities has become embedded in the public consciousness over the past year. The…

Why are Labour politicians siding with Ken Loach?

17 August 2021 3:31 am

Richard Leonard, former leader of the Scottish Labour party, has posted a photograph of himself standing beside Ken Loach on…

How do we stop the next David Cameron?

13 August 2021 6:14 am

One of the enduring charms of British politics is how slight the pecuniary rewards are for taking up the job…

Can Cole-Hamilton prevent the death of the Scottish Lib Dems?

29 July 2021 1:03 am

As expected, Alex Cole-Hamilton has put himself forward to lead the Scottish Lib Dems, announcing his candidacy with an obligatory…

Boris could make devolution reform his legacy – if he has the ambition

25 July 2021 2:27 am

Today marks two years since Boris Johnson accepted Her Majesty’s invitation to serve as her fourteenth Prime Minister. His tenure…

Kicking out the cranks won't save Labour

20 July 2021 3:30 pm

There is a problem with Sir Keir Starmer’s reported plan to expel 1,000 Labour members associated with ‘poisonous’ groups, and…

Revealed: The SNP strategy for a second independence vote

17 July 2021 4:35 am

A new leaflet from the SNP says another referendum on independence is ‘an issue of basic democracy’ and that Boris…

Who can make the Scottish Lib Dems great again?

13 July 2021 8:32 pm

Willie Rennie’s resignation — announced, as only he could, via a self-shot video while climbing Benarty Hill in western Fife…

Did the SNP cover up a cancer crisis?

26 June 2021 2:41 am

The news that a Scottish woman died from cancer after being among more than 400 wrongly told they did not…

Ever weaker Union: The Tories lack a constitutional theory

25 June 2021 12:10 am

No doubt Michael Gove is satisfied with how his latest comments on Scottish independence have gone down. The Chancellor of…

Labour's worrying descent into communalism

23 June 2021 12:26 am

Labour’s candidate in Batley and Spen, Kim Leadbeater, reportedly pulled out of a hustings featuring George Galloway over the weekend.…

Does this SNP politician think buses are racist?

16 June 2021 9:23 pm

One of the benefits of devolution has been giving Scots their own parliament in which the great issues of the…

The progressive imperialism of Keir Starmer’s Palestine policy

12 June 2021 2:57 am

There are two ways to look at Sir Keir Starmer’s call for the Prime Minister ‘to press for a renewed…

Why our constituency names should celebrate Britain’s history

9 June 2021 2:46 am

The real story of the proposed boundary changes is not which MPs might end up seatless or whether the new…

Does Google really understand racism?

6 June 2021 9:45 am

Opponents of the new racial extremism typically object that it vilifies white people in much the same way that classical…

Boris's media critics are missing the real story

1 June 2021 12:00 am

The five most frustrating words a journalist can hear are: ‘This is not a story’. Over the years, I have…

The BBC cannot survive many more scandals

29 May 2021 4:00 pm

The BBC is still investigating one of its journalists almost one week after it emerged she had tweeted ‘Hitler was…

Westminster must stop Sturgeon's separatist empire-building

28 May 2021 1:23 am

It is so rare to see a Conservative push back against devolution creep that I didn’t believe my eyes at…

The Tories, Islam, and the importance of pluralism

25 May 2021 8:52 pm

The Conservatives will be relieved that an independent investigation has not found the party to be institutionally racist, though relief…

Tala Halawa and the progressive media’s anti-Semitism blindspot

24 May 2021 9:57 pm

The tale of Tala Halawa has an ever-mounting horror to it: each sentence is more disturbing than the last. First…

Why is a Jewish lecturer being investigated for mocking Corbyn?

24 May 2021 9:18 pm

It’s a tale worthy of Kafka. Dr Pete Newbon, a lecturer in humanities at Northumbria University, is being investigated by…