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Liberalism cannot stop the shootings

6 August 2019 9:10 pm

What makes a young man pick up a gun, head to a crowded place, and shoot as many people as…

McDonald’s straws and the policies of moral panic

6 August 2019 3:45 am

McDonald’s has bowed to public pressure and replaced plastic straws that you can recycle, with paper straws that you can’t…

Could Boris Johnson be the last Prime Minister of the UK?

6 August 2019 12:09 am

Now it gets messy. Lord Ashcroft’s poll putting support for Scottish independence at 52-48 (the cursed percentages) is the first…

James Cleverly – We are not ‘going to initiate’ a general election

4 August 2019 11:54 pm

Niall Paterson stood in for Sophy Ridge this morning, interviewing the Conservative party chairman James Cleverly. Paterson asked Cleverly whether…

The ambiguity of the woke businessman

4 August 2019 4:26 pm

The woke businessman, like the woke prince and princess, is an ambiguous figure. Being woke, after all, involves a contempt…

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Presidency Inc.

4 August 2019 6:06 am

Eric Swalwell, we hardly knew ye. And we might add that what we did know did not leave us pining…

What’s changed with Boris Johnson in Downing Street

3 August 2019 7:34 pm

10 days in to Boris Johnson’s premiership and the big change is, as I say in The Sun this morning,…

Corbynistas in a spin over Lib Dem by-election win

3 August 2019 6:30 pm

As the Liberal Democrats celebrate their win in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election, other parties are licking their wounds. The…

A life apart: an interview with Frank Field

2 August 2019 9:33 pm

Frank Field has announced today that he is forming the ‘Birkenhead Social Justice Party’ to stand at the next election.…

The Brecon by-election result raises difficult questions for the Tories

2 August 2019 5:31 pm

As expected, the Liberal Democrats have won the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election – thereby reducing Boris Johnson’s majority to one. The…

European Research Group divisions over Boris Johnson’s Brexit tactics

2 August 2019 4:28 am

With Boris Johnson currently refusing to meet with any EU leaders for Brexit talks unless they agree to abolish the…

Google’s eco-warriors forget to check their privilege

1 August 2019 6:37 pm

It’s well known that all good Silicon Valley billionaires these days have one issue that is firmly at the top…

No type of Brexit is worse than no Brexit at all

1 August 2019 3:09 am

It’s a strange beast, the internet. On Monday night, I was slightly reluctantly dragged onto Newsnight to discuss Brexit. Attentive…

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Bernie monsters the moderates

1 August 2019 3:02 am

Did someone give Bernie Sanders a hit of speed or was he just especially animated? Last night’s debate performance was…

From the archives: Boris Johnson – ‘My appeal to the masses may be very limited’

1 August 2019 12:15 am

Boris Johnson’s senior adviser Dominic Cummings has found himself in the news today after a video clip emerged of him…

Warren and Sanders were the big winners of the latest Democratic debate

31 July 2019 5:49 pm

Beto O’Rourke needed a wing and a prayer. The second Democratic presidential debate was an opportunity for the 46-year old…

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The Democrats’ stillborn revolution

31 July 2019 2:37 pm

Like some Hobbit or Harry Potter film from 10 years ago, the Democratic debates this summer are so epic in…

How radical Islam taught the progressive Left to blame the Jews

31 July 2019 2:08 am

It’s less than four years since Jeremy Corbyn’s hard-left sect seized control of the Labour Party, and yet already its…

How Canada failed to smash the cannabis black market

30 July 2019 8:50 pm

I had forgotten how much I disliked cannabis until I found myself under its influence, in the rain, trying and…

Boris Johnson and the end of political spin

30 July 2019 8:48 pm

Does the arrival of Boris Johnson in Downing Street signal the end of the politics of branding and the beginning…

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Trump’s truths about Baltimore

30 July 2019 5:47 am

‘You would think you were in a Third World country,’ the millionaire white New Yorker of retirement age said of Baltimore’s heavily…

The curious reaction to a niqab-wearing homophobe

29 July 2019 9:05 pm

Are we allowed to criticise the niqab yet? This question crossed my mind as I watched that viral clip of…

Labour is gearing up for the wrong fight against Boris Johnson

29 July 2019 8:02 pm

Boris Johnson is sometimes compared to Winston Churchill, not least by the man himself. Unfortunately for Britain’s new Prime Minister,…

‘Boris bounce’ puts Farage in the shade

28 July 2019 8:48 pm

Boris Johnson has two big advantages: the ability to drive his opponents quite mad, and strikingly low expectations. Pick up…

Can the Brexit party survive Brexit?

28 July 2019 5:00 pm

You have to admit that Brexit party MEPs have a fun job. Imagine turning up to work to insult your…