16 December 2014

The myth of a slavery epidemic

Officialdom’s war on ‘modern slavery’ is built on pure fear and fantasy.

1 December 2014

The question no one can answer: What does it mean to be British?

How can we teach British values to kids if we don’t know what British values are?

26 November 2014

The three faces of censorship

From the academy to politics, intolerance is back in fashion.

10 November 2014

25 years after the Berlin Wall fell, a Culture Wall has replaced it

Why the fall of the wall did not herald a new golden age of politics.

7 November 2014

No, Lena Dunham is not a child abuser

It’s perverse to brand her behaviour as a seven-year-old as ‘sexual assault’.

4 November 2014

Child-abuse inquiry: no way to the truth

A culture of mistrust in Westminster meant this inquiry was doomed to unravel.

13 October 2014

It will take more than an oath to improve our schools

Making teachers swear loyalty to their profession won’t repair their authority.

30 September 2014

The EU’s culture war against the people

Populist movements like UKIP expose the EU’s estrangement from everyday life.

23 September 2014

Academic freedom is a big deal

The pursuit of truth is more important than lecturers’ or students’ feelings.

22 September 2014

The Scottish referendum: don’t believe the hype

Challenging the myth that the referendum renewed UK democracy.