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A summer election is suicide for the Tories

25 May 2024 9:00 am

As soon as Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons that ‘there is going to be a general election in…

Britain should embrace the AI revolution

18 May 2024 9:00 am

Rishi Sunak’s big speech this week was easily lampooned. Having accused Keir Starmer of ‘doomsterism’, the Prime Minister warned that…

Tories for Starmer

11 May 2024 9:00 am

Nick Boles was once at the heart of a mission to renew Conservatism. He was one of a small number…

The cost of European peace

27 April 2024 9:00 am

After six months of delay, the US Senate has finally passed a $60 billion foreign-aid package which will send urgently…

A smoking ban is pointless and illiberal

20 April 2024 9:00 am

Why is Britain poised to ban cigarette smoking, when the habit is already dying out anyway? Smoking is seen by…

Common sense prevails in the gender debate

13 April 2024 9:00 am

The publication this week of the Cass Review into gender-identity services for young people marks a welcome return to reason…

Britain’s role in ending the slave trade ought to be celebrated

6 April 2024 9:00 am

It was bound to happen sooner or later: a guest on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow presented an artefact which derived…