No sacred cows

Even Orwell’s Thought Police didn’t go as far as Trudeau

20 April 2024 9:00 am

You’d assume the reaction to the SNP’s new hate crime laws would make other authoritarian governments hesitate before introducing similar…

My father’s greatest act of kindness

13 April 2024 9:00 am

I’ve been busy planning a trip to New Zealand and Australia. I’ll be gone for about five weeks from mid-June,…

Could J.K. Rowling be Oxford’s next chancellor?

6 April 2024 9:00 am

Among my generation of Oxford graduates – late fifties, early sixties – there is currently a great deal of talk…

Joe Biden’s dog is out of control

2 March 2024 9:00 am

I was shocked to read about the behaviour of Joe Biden’s dog, Commander. According to a CNN report based on…

I nearly died on my gap year

3 February 2024 9:00 am

Why I’m optimistic about multiculturalism

11 November 2023 9:00 am

Many of my conservative friends are beginning to catastrophise about the future of Britain in light of the pro-Palestinian protests…

The conversion therapy bill is a thoroughly bad idea

4 November 2023 9:00 am

I was disappointed to learn that Rishi Sunak has reconsidered his opposition to a bill banning conversion therapy. Not because…

Why I don’t trust the BBC’s Trusted News Initiative

28 October 2023 9:00 am

You almost certainly haven’t heard of the Trusted News Initiative (TNI), although you probably should have. It’s a BBC-led consortium…

I’ve turned 60 – but all is not lost

21 October 2023 9:00 am

By the time you read this I’ll be 60, having passed that milestone on Tuesday. My older friends tell me…