Columns

My message for Columbia’s protesting students

25 May 2024 9:00 am

There are several frustrating things about American college campuses, just one of which is the sheer volume of column inches…

What will Europe look like in the future?

25 May 2024 9:00 am

This year, several articles in mainstream papers have sounded the alarm that the global human fertility rate will soon cross…

Inside Labour’s fight with the unions

25 May 2024 9:00 am

By the end of the year, Britain may be one of the few countries in the democratic world where the…

Obesity isn’t an ‘illness’

25 May 2024 9:00 am

About 20 years ago, Burger King stopped selling its magnificent Double Mushroom Swiss burger, an act of corporate vandalism matched…

Are ultra-processed foods really so bad?

25 May 2024 9:00 am

Last week saw a flurry of media reports, of whose headlines one of the worst preceded one of the best…

Will Labour fall into the migration trap?

18 May 2024 9:00 am

Brexit was the issue that won the last general election for the Tories but botching it may well lose them…

Why is it so hard to be a Christian in public life?

18 May 2024 9:00 am

Is it any longer acceptable to be a Christian? News reaches me of a strange case involving the Liberal Democrat…

The asexual revolution

18 May 2024 9:00 am

Who could have foreseen that half a century after the sexual revolution we’d be facing its exact opposite: an asexual…

Be more tiger mum!

18 May 2024 9:00 am

‘What’s it to do with me if your boyfriend wants to break up with you? Or if you cried, or…

Save us from the plague of plastic tree protectors

11 May 2024 9:00 am

Can nothing protect us from a plague of plastic tree protectors? They’ve descended on us like locusts, covering our hills,…

The battle of the pollsters

11 May 2024 9:00 am

There was plenty for Rishi Sunak and his cabinet to discuss on Tuesday morning. The Conservatives had lost half of…

In defence of my friend Kevin Spacey

11 May 2024 9:00 am

I am looking for a way to get £80,000. The sum would come in handy. I could put it towards…

I hate hate speech laws

11 May 2024 9:00 am

I originally intended to observe that American universities’ anti-Israel protestors and Hamas terrorists deserve each other, because they’ve so much…

Migration reality is biting in Ireland

4 May 2024 9:00 am

Iwas trying to work out which event gave me a greater sense of euphoria and contentment – the fall of…

Why send children to therapy?

4 May 2024 9:00 am

I’ve been reading a book by the American journalist Abigail Shrier – Bad Therapy – which describes just how demented…

Following Napoleon: my exile in St Helena

27 April 2024 9:00 am

St Helena In an attempt to escape from the world, I have come with friends to St Helena. It is quite…

Donating to charity is too easy

27 April 2024 9:00 am

It’s been a torrid few weeks for anyone who knows anyone who was running in the London Marathon. In have…

Kemi and Gove’s Cabinet clash on Rwanda

27 April 2024 9:00 am

When the Rwanda Bill had its second reading in the House of Commons just before Christmas, there was a revolt…

It rarely pays to be ahead of your time

27 April 2024 9:00 am

Following the release of the Cass report deprecating NHS ‘gender-affirming care’ for minors as reliant on rubbish medical research, the…

Why the Cass report won’t change a thing

27 April 2024 9:00 am

The Liberal Democrat candidate in the Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency recently released a video clip of herself sitting…

The triumph of Katharine Birbalsingh

20 April 2024 9:00 am

There are two questions that need to be asked of any society: what is it that is going wrong; and…

Are Stonewall and Mermaids charitable?

20 April 2024 9:00 am

Iwas once asked by a colleague to sponsor him on an undertaking designed, he said, to raise money for a…

Trump has stolen a march on Biden

20 April 2024 9:00 am

The Democrats dare to hope that this week will be a study in contrasts. On their side stands President Joe…