19 May 2015

No, Cameron, you can never have ‘too much’ tolerance

The PM, like so many others, doesn't get how important tolerance is.

13 May 2015

Magna Carta: reignite the spirit of rebellion

Freedom is never given to us – it must be won.

11 May 2015

Why the opinion polls got it so wrong

In an era of ‘You can’t say that’, people aren’t always honest with pollsters.

6 May 2015

We need to inject some humanism into British politics

The election campaign has exposed the paucity of liberal thinking.

30 April 2015

The SNP: playing the anti-politics card to gain power

Sturgeon is bashing 'Westminster insiders' in the hope of becoming one.

14 April 2015

Why the Armenian genocide still haunts the world

Many of the tensions of the Great War remain scarily unresolved.

7 April 2015

Islam vs liberalism: the classroom’s silent Culture War

Teachers are afraid of tackling difficult questions in front of pupils.

30 March 2015

What’s behind the fashion for banning?

Barely a day passes without someone demanding a ban on something.

ISIS 9 March 2015

ISIS’s very modern war on the past

It is not just the museum-destroying Islamic State that yearns for a Year Zero.

3 March 2015

Six ways that the Miners’ Strike changed British politics forever

Thirty years on, how that uprising altered everything.