Toby Young

Toby Young is the co-author of What Every Parent Needs to Know and the co-founder of several free schools. In addition to being an associate editor of The Spectator, he is an associate editor of Quillette. Follow him on Twitter @toadmeister

I’m back on the ‘public humiliation diet’ – thanks to my kids

24 August 2019 9:00 am

I’m on holiday with my family in Turks and Caicos, and maintaining my current weight is proving difficult. Regular readers…

By taking on grouse-shooting, Labour is risking rural jobs

17 August 2019 9:00 am

The Glorious Twelfth this year, signalling the start of the grouse-shooting season, was overshadowed by a Labour party press release…

Donald Trump isn’t to blame for America’s mass shootings

10 August 2019 5:00 pm

The BBC’s flagship news and current affairs programme wasn’t in any doubt about who to blame for America’s latest bout…

Donald Trump isn’t to blame for America’s mass shootings

10 August 2019 9:00 am

The BBC’s flagship news and current affairs programme wasn’t in any doubt about who to blame for America’s latest bout…

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Donald Trump isn’t to blame for this spate of mass shootings

8 August 2019 2:36 pm

The flagship news and current affairs program of the BBC wasn’t in any doubt about who to blame for America’s…

I’m considering joining the police – they need me

3 August 2019 9:00 am

I was driving to Gunnersbury Park last Sunday for my weekly 10K run when I caught the tail end of…

If you want a pro-Boris pundit, please pick me!

27 July 2019 9:00 am

The changing of the guard at 10 Downing Street always creates opportunities for the commentariat. I don’t just mean it…

I’m starting a trade union for intellectuals

20 July 2019 9:00 am

I have just returned from Minneapolis after attending the annual conference of the International Society for Intelligence Research. That’s ‘intelligence’…

I love Boris for not firing me when I wrote a play about his sex life

13 July 2019 9:00 am

Fourteen years ago, almost to the day, Lloyd Evans and I received a note from Boris. It was the press…

Scotland and Wales have much to learn from England’s education reforms

6 July 2019 9:00 am

I’ve contributed a chapter to an education book published this week by the Institute of Economic Affairs. I was asked…

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Portland Antifa are the real fascists

1 July 2019 12:16 am

If you were ever in any doubt that so-called anti-fascists are, in fact, fascists, take a look at this picture…

Britain is becoming more meritocratic, not less

29 June 2019 9:00 am

You have to admire the Sutton Trust’s PR skills. For those who don’t know, the Sutton Trust is a social…

Are you suffering from Boris Derangement Syndrome?

22 June 2019 9:00 am

I switched on the radio last week and caught the tail end of a discussion about the Conservative leadership election.…

Is this a turning point in the culture war?

22 June 2019 9:00 am

Something rather wonderful happened last week for those of us who have been the victims of a public shaming —…

It’s a scandal that the BBC can still tax anyone who owns a TV

15 June 2019 9:00 am

If I were a pensioner, I’d be a bit miffed by the BBC’s decision to end the policy of giving…

Budweiser flags up how Pride has been taken over by woke corporations

8 June 2019 9:00 am

Maurice Bowra, the flamboyant warden of Wadham College from 1938 to 1970, once argued against the legalisation of homosexuality on…

Could a Tory-Brexit Party alliance actually work?

7 June 2019 2:06 am

In 2013, I started promoting a tactical voting alliance between Conservative and Ukip voters. It wasn’t just about avoiding the…

The fanatical thinking that’s on its way to British schools

1 June 2019 9:00 am

For anyone who isn’t following the long march of racial self-flagellation through America’s institutions, last week’s revelations about the excesses…

How paranoia has infected our politics

25 May 2019 9:00 am

The politics professor Matthew Goodwin made an interesting observation on Twitter this week. He pointed out that many of the…

In defence of British landowners (and the truth about grouse moors)

18 May 2019 9:00 am

I was surprised to read the article by Ben Macdonald in last week’s Spectator urging Britain’s grouse moor owners to…

The UN’s extinction warning doesn’t add up

11 May 2019 9:00 am

Anyone watching the BBC’s News at Ten on Monday would have been surprised to learn that economic growth poses a…

Charities are allowed to be political – if they’re left wing

4 May 2019 9:00 am

On Monday, I appeared on Good Morning Britain to debate President Trump’s forthcoming state visit with Asad Rehman, the executive…

What would a Corbyn victory mean for me?

27 April 2019 9:00 am

Until now, I haven’t been too worried about Jeremy Corbyn. True, he exceeded expectations two years ago, but that was…

No mere mortal could possibly keep up with Game of Thrones

20 April 2019 9:00 am

By the time you read this, James Delingpole and I will have made our first podcast in 596 days. That’s…

iPlod: Sajid Javid’s new internet rules will have a chilling effect on free speech

13 April 2019 9:00 am

Monday wasn’t the best day for the government to launch Online Harms, its white paper on internet regulation. As Sajid…