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Do alarmists know the difference between weather and climate?

25 January 2020 7:00 pm

Until recently, those expressing scepticism about climate-change catastrophe have been hauled over the coals (or the renewables equivalent) for not…

How to fight back against ‘cancel culture’

25 January 2020 6:30 pm

‘Cancel culture’ is a horrible term because outside of a dictatorship nobody can actually be ‘canceled’ or otherwise ‘disappeared’. All…

There’s no need to panic about coronavirus

25 January 2020 3:02 am

In contrast to prophets of doom, who get invited to Davos, asked to address the UN and are able to…

The trans-sceptic academic who now needs bodyguards for protection

25 January 2020 1:48 am

‘You can’t change sex – biologically, that is impossible.’ That, by most people’s standards, is a simple observable truth. But…

Boris Johnson won’t dance to the tune of big business on Brexit

24 January 2020 9:02 pm

Now that the Withdrawal Agreement Bill has received royal assent and become law, the UK will leave the EU at…

Why Huawei may be allowed in the UK 5G network

24 January 2020 1:44 am

Brandon Lewis, the security minister, is something of a genius at winsomely saying next to nothing. Even so I emerged…

Was this journalist sacked for saying ‘sex is binary’?

22 January 2020 10:35 pm

I write a lot about transgenderism. I do so for several reasons. Among them: because politicians still aren’t doing their…

British universities are a modern-day racket

22 January 2020 10:08 pm

One of the great myths of Scottish higher education is that it’s free. Outside observers can be forgiven for making…

Shinzo Abe’s luck is finally running out

22 January 2020 4:17 am

The Japanese are fond of poeticising the fleeting beauty of the cherry blossom season, which no sooner reaches its full…

Climate change isn’t responsible for Australia’s hailstorms

22 January 2020 4:00 am

It was pretty inevitable that once rain finally started to fall in South Eastern Australia, extinguishing some of the bushfires…

Keir Starmer makes it onto the Labour leadership ballot: who else will join him?

21 January 2020 5:15 am

Keir Starmer has made it through to the final round of the Labour leadership contest, having secured the backing of…

Nobody cares who The New York Times endorses

21 January 2020 2:35 am

There’s conceit, there’s pomposity, and then there’s the New York Times editorial board. Yesterday, the Grey Lady wiggled her well-connected bottom,…

Harry has deserted the Royal Marines in their hour of need

20 January 2020 6:13 pm

I have been trying with considerable success not to give two hoots about this Harry and Meghan thing. But a…

Forget moving the Lords – lets have an elected senate instead

20 January 2020 3:18 am

In two weeks’ time, we will finally escape the European Union, freeing ourselves from its monumental waste. Waste, that is,…

Harry & Meghan have won – and the monarchy has lost

19 January 2020 8:40 am

The ‘third way’ of being a senior royal – representing the Queen one day, earning serious money the next, was…

The Queen tells Harry: out means out

19 January 2020 7:23 am

In the end, it took just over a week for Prince Harry to announce and finalise the terms of his…

On Brexit, no one quite knows where Boris is taking us

19 January 2020 6:00 am

I am not going to lie: I am bored sick with Brexit. Like so many of you, I have become…

Is Labour heading for another Kinnock moment?

18 January 2020 3:08 am

‘You end in the grotesque chaos of a Labour council – a Labour council – hiring taxis to scuttle round…

Let Big Ben bong for Brexit day

17 January 2020 7:15 pm

Something deeply embarrassing is happening in our country. It is not entirely clear why, but in an act of extreme…

David Attenborough is making the same mistake as Greta Thunberg

17 January 2020 5:30 pm

It wasn’t so long ago that Sir David Attenborough came across as a calm voice of reason. His much-admired documentaries…

Megxit is a diplomatic nightmare

16 January 2020 10:29 pm

The government has wisely kept away from the Harry and Meghan story so far. Despite that, no one should imagine…

The hunt is on for Putin’s successor

16 January 2020 7:44 pm

Putin does like to spring a surprise. The first hour or so of his state of the nation address yesterday…

Inside the Labour leadership campaigns: who is running the show?

15 January 2020 9:10 pm

Now that the second phase of the Labour leadership contest is underway, the five candidates are finalising their campaign teams.…

Why there won’t be a Scottish independence poll this year

15 January 2020 12:50 am

There will be no second referendum on Scottish independence this year. This is certain. And it is not because Boris…

How did I get Meghan so wrong?

14 January 2020 11:18 pm

I have many fine qualities – but being a good judge of character is not one of them. Put me…